TAMPA — Good morning from St. Pete Times Forum, where the Bruins will look to take a 2-1 series lead over the Lightning tonight.
Patrice Bergeron is scheduled to participate in the morning skate. The Bruins will then determine whether Bergeron will play. All indications point to Bergeron making his series debut tonight. If so, expect Shawn Thornton to be the healthy scratch.
Puck drop: 8 p.m.
Record: Bruins 1-1, Lightning 1-1
TV/radio info: Versus, 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Michael Ryder-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Rich Peverley
Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Tomas Kaberle-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Shawn Thornton, 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
Storylines: Tyler Seguin will appear in his third straight playoff game. Seguin has three goals and two assists… Martin St. Louis has three goals and five assists in the last five games. St. Louis was his usual determined self on Tampa’s second goal in Game 2, driving to the net and causing the puck to deflect off Johnny Boychuk… Milan Lucic was walking with a limp this morning. Lucic is still hobbled from a Seguin shot off the right foot on Monday… Stephen Walkom and Steve Kozari will be the referees. Greg Devorski and Jay Sharrers will be the linesmen.