TAMPA — Good morning from St. Pete Times Forum, where the Bruins will be looking to win their third straight game tonight against the Lightning. Expect Antero Niittymaki, 7-1-1 in his last nine starts, to get the nod for the Lightning, while fellow Finn Tuukka Rask should be between the pipes for the Bruins.
- Steven Stamkos has eight goals and eight assists in his last 10 games. Curious that Jeff Carter will get the call from Canada over Stamkos if Ryan Getzlaf is unavailable.
- The Lightning average 16.9 PIMs per game, most in the league. They’re led by Zenon Konopka (192) and Steve Downie (153).
- Dan Marouelli and Justin St. Pierre will be the referees. Derek Amell and Andy McElman will be the linesmen.