TAMPA – Good morning from Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the Bruins will begin their two-game Florida trip tonight against the Lightning. The Bruins-Lightning game earlier this month in Boston was postponed because of the storm.
Milan Lucic will be back in tonight’s lineup. Lucic missed Sunday’s win over Winnipeg because of a personal matter.
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 9-2-2, Lightning 8-6-1
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Chris Bourque-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Lane MacDermid, Jay Pandolfo
Storylines: This will be the Bruins’ first look at former teammate Benoit Pouliot. The one-year Bruin has been skating on Tampa’s second line with Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis. Pouliot has five goals and eight assists… The Bruins have scored power-play goals in three of the last four games… The Bruins will travel to Fort Lauderdale after tonight’s game. They are scheduled to practice on Saturday prior to Sunday’s game against the Panthers… Cory Conacher is a candidate for the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie. The first-line winger has five goals and nine assists. Conacher has been playing alongside Steven Stamkos… Rob Martell and Dan O’Halloran will be the referees. Darren Gibbs and Steve Barton will be the linesmen.