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Game 2: Lightning at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  May 17, 2011 09:54 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will look to even the series tonight against the Lightning. Tampa Bay claimed Game 1, 5-2.

A source close to Patrice Bergeron told the Globe's Kevin Dupont that the center will not play tonight. Bergeron has skated the last three days. He participated in practice yesterday. Bergeron is expected to skate this morning. However, Bergeron has yet to take hard contact, which indicates he has not been cleared for game action. Bergeron could return later in the series.

Puck drop: 8 p.m.

Record: Lightning 1-0, Bruins 0-1

TV/radio info: Versus (Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk, Pierre McGuire), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Projected Bruins lineup:

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

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Tomas Kaberle-Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Healthy scratch: Shane Hnidy

Projected Lightning lineup:

Ryan Malone-Steven Stamkos-Martin St. Louis
Simon Gagne-Vincent Lecavalier-Teddy Purcell
Sean Bergenheim-Dominic Moore-Steve Downie
Randy Jones-Nate Thompson-Adam Hall

Eric Brewer-Mattias Ohlund
Victor Hedman-Brett Clark
Mike Lundin-Marc-Andre Bergeron

Dwayne Roloson
Mike Smith

Storylines: Rich Peverley will most likely switch places with Chris Kelly. Peverley will be looking to bounce back from a less-than-stellar Game 1... The Lightning racked up one goal on 11 power-play shots in Game 1. Tampa has scored on 26 percent of its postseason power plays. Conversely, the Bruins are clicking at a robust 4.9 percent... Eric Furlatt and Kelly Sutherland will be the referees. Jean Morin and Brad Kovachik will be the linesmen.

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