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Game 43: Bruins at Lightning

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  January 17, 2012 10:54 AM

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TAMPA – Good morning from the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the Bruins will play the Lightning tonight. The Bruins are coming off a 3-2 shootout win over Florida last night.

Tim Thomas should get the start tonight.

Puck drop: 7:30 p.m.

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

Records: Bruins 29-12-1, Lightning 17-23-4

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Benoit Pouliot-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Jordan Caron-Chris Kelly-Zach Hamill
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Adam McQuaid
Andrew Ference-Joe Corvo

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Healthy scratch: Steven Kampfer

Storylines: Rich Peverley is not expected to play tonight because of a personal matter. Peverley should be available on Thursday against New Jersey, when the Bruins conclude their four-game roadie… Should be interesting to see how Nathan Horton responds tonight. Claude Julien had pointed words for Horton after last night’s flat-line performance. Horton needs to play with bite to be effective… The Lightning have yet to win in 2012… The Bruins juggled their defensive pairings last night. Adam McQuaid saw time with Dennis Seidenberg. By game’s end, Seidenberg was with Zdeno Chara… The Bruins have an optional morning skate… Eric Furlatt and Brad Meier will be the referees. Steve Miller and Mark Shewchyk will be the linesmen.

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