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Game 64: Lightning at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  March 3, 2011 10:27 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will play their first home game since concluding their six-match, 6-0-0 road run.

With Tuukka Rask getting the last two starts, expect Tim Thomas to get the nod tonight.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

Record: Lightning 37-19-7, Bruins 37-19-7

TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Projected lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Michael Ryder
Gregory Campbell-Tyler Seguin-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Steven Kampfer
Tomas Kaberle-Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Healthy scratches: Daniel Paille

Storylines: Both teams have 81 points and identical records... The Lightning have some new faces since their last visit to the Garden: Dwayne Roloson, Eric Brewer, and Marc-Andre Bergeron. They had to shore up their goaltending, which they appear to have done with the former UMass-Lowell netminder... Tampa has allowed 11 shorties and scored only one... Mark Recchi will tie Scott Stevens for sixth place on the all-time games played list tonight (1,635)... Rob Martell and Stephen Walkom will be the referees. Darren Gibbs and Pierre Champoux will be the linesmen.

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