Another day and another tight series for the Boston Bruins. The Tampa Bay Lighting were worthy of their win and a split road series puts the pressure on the Bruins, just a little.
Home Ice Advantage
The Boston Bruins are 13-3 in their last 16 games at TD Garden. A daunting prospect for the visiting Lightning, especially considering the Maple Leafs went 3-1 in Boston in round one. The Boston roar will be loud tonight and should give the players that extra juice to go on and punish this Tampa team.
Rather shockingly two of the best players in the entire league were kept off the scoresheet for the second consecutive game. For the Lightning to see off the Bruins in Game 2 without their two top players making it on the scoresheet is quite something.
Surely not a third successive game?
Face-Off Head Scratching
“I was told in the Toronto series that the issue early on in the series that was brought up by the opposition was they didn’t think the center icemen were stopping, coming to a stop before the puck was dropped,” Cassidy said Tuesday.
Tampa have bested Boston in 59 of 109 face-offs in this series thus far. With Bergeron such a dominant face-off man, the Bruins have suffered with their talisman being thrown out of the dot.
Chara – McAvoy
Krug – Miller
Grzelcyk – McQuaid
Oh boy. We’ve not done too well thus far this series. Right then, I believe the Bruins take care of the Lightning tonight 5-2.