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Morning briefing

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  December 2, 2009 10:22 AM

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Marc Savard should be jumping for joy after signing his new deal. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Lightning tonight. Marc Savard and GM Peter Chiarelli will address the center's seven-year, $28 million contract extension later this morning. We'll provide updates from their chat.

* Savard brings a three-game scoring streak (0-3--3) into tonight's game.

* The Lightning average 17.4 penalty minutes per game, second-most in the league. Tampa Bay kills penalties at a 76.6 percent rate, ranked No. 27 in the NHL.

* Both teams have allowed three shorthanded goals.

* Wes McCauley and Brad Watson will be the referees. Brad Kovachik and Steve Miller will be the linesmen.

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