Nuts & Bolts: League-leading Bruins in town on Thursday

Nuts & Bolts: League-leading Bruins in town on Thursday

Updated: 7 days, 38 minutes, 28 seconds ago

Projected Lineup (subject to change)
Forwards
Steven Stamkos - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov
Brandon Hagel - Anthony Cirelli - Alex Killorn
Vladislav Namestnikov - Nick Paul - Ross Colton
Pat Maroon - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Corey Perry

Defensemen
Victor Hedman - Zach Bogosian
Mikhail Sergachev - Nick Perbix
Ian Cole - Erik Cernak

Goaltenders
Andrei Vasilevskiy
Brian Elliott

Thursday's Matchup
The Lightning and the Bruins are playing the third of four matchups this season and the second of two meetings at AMALIE Arena…The Bolts are winless against BOS this season with an 0-2-0 record…The Lightning dropped the first meeting 5-3 at AMALIE Arena Nov. 21…Nick Paul opened the scoring for Tampa Bay at the 8:57 mark of the first period before BOS rattled off five straight goals from the 15:36 mark of the first period through the 3:51 mark of the final frame to take a 5-1 lead…The Bolts got the final two goals of the game with Rudolfs Balcers scoring his first goal with Tampa Bay at the 4:02 mark of the third before Paul buried his second goal of the contest with 9:22 remaining…The two teams met again eight days later with the Lightning falling 3-1 at TD Garden Nov. 29…Taylor Hall scored twice for BOS with Steven Stamkos scoring the lone goal for Tampa Bay before Brad Marchand added an empty-net goal to wrap up the 3-1 win for BOS…The Bolts are 4-5-1 in both the last 10 home games vs. BOS and the last 10 matchups overall…Stamkos has picked up points in eight of his last 10 games vs. BOS (8-4-12)…Brayden Point has recorded points in six of his last nine games vs. BOS (3-4-7)…Tampa Bay is 33-60-10 with nine ties all-time vs. BOS, including a home record of 22-24-6 with three ties…Vincent Lecavalier (20-29-49) holds the Lightning franchise record for career points vs. BOS.

Thursday's Storylines
Tampa Bay is playing the second game of a three-game homestand tonight…The Bolts will play just five of their 13 games in January on home ice…The Lightning are 8-5-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and 15-9-1 against the Eastern Conference this season…Tampa Bay is 18-4-1 at home this season with an .804 points percentage, trailing only Boston (.904) for the NHL lead…The Bolts have scored four or more goals in nine of the last 10 games at AMALIE Arena, including four consecutive contests…The Lightning have won 10 consecutive games at AMALIE Arena, tied for the second-longest home winning streak in franchise history…Tampa Bay has scored a power-play goal in four straight home games with eight power-play goals during that span…The Bolts have scored a power-play goal in 17 of 23 home games this season.

Injuries
2022-23 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 91
Current Injuries:
None

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The Road Ahead
Thursday, January 26 vs. Boston Bruins
Monday, February 6 at Florida Panthers
Tuesday, February 7 vs. San Jose Sharks