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Matt Kalman
April 16, 2019 - 10:06 pm
The Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs both thought they were playing the Eastern Conference first round for the right to face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round. They were wrong. In an upset of epic proportions the Lightning were knocked out by the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, with...
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Bruins forward Noel Acciari scores against the Tampa Bay Lightning
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Shannon Keefe
April 10, 2019 - 5:23 pm
The Stanley Cup Playoffs start Wednesday night and the Bruins open their series against the Maple Leafs Thursday at TD Garden. Who has the best chance to win it all? Let's rank the 16 contenders. 1. Tampa Bay Lightning The Lightning have been the best team in the NHL all season and finished with 21...
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Cameron Kerry
July 07, 2018 - 2:39 pm
The Bruins were one point from being the best team in the conference. They now look like the clear cut third-best team in their division. This offseason, the Lightning and Maple Leafs look vastly superior to the black and gold. If Tampa Bay adds former Norris trophy winner Erik Karlsson, the Bruins...
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Alex Reimer
May 07, 2018 - 11:15 am
Brad Marchand is rightfully vilified for his history of cheap shots. But he’s seemingly never received more blowback than this weekend, when he became Public Enemy No. 1 for licking opponents. That is ridiculous. On the scale of Marchand crimes against the game of hockey, sharing some saliva is way...
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The Bruins have missed the playoffs for the first time under Claude Julien. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
DJ Bean
April 11, 2015 - 6:17 pm
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Bruins have missed the playoffs for the first time since Claude Julien took over as the team'€™s head coach in the 2007-08 season, as the Bruins fell 3-2 in a shootout to the Lightning in the season finale. Boston'€™s fate was secured prior to the conclusion of its shootoutÂ...
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Steven Stamkos and the Lightning would "love" to keep the Bruins out of the playoffs. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
DJ Bean
April 11, 2015 - 7:00 am
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Eastern Conference is changing. Since the Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011, then-competitive teams have fallen off and risen again. One of them is the Tampa Bay Lightning . Now, after earning their second consecutive playoff berth following a two-year drought, the Lightning can...
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Mike Petraglia
March 13, 2015 - 6:11 am
The Bruins have finally hit their stride. And they couldn't have picked a better time. They're even winning shootouts. After winning their first two shootouts of the season, they lost their next seven such contests, prompting their head coach to say shootouts "suck" and giving thanks they end with...
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March 12, 2015 - 9:04 pm
For Claude Julien , his opinion of shootouts hasn't changed, but he likes to win, so Thursday night's victory over the Lightning will do just fine. Earning just their third shootout victory in 10 tries this season, the Bruins extended their win streak to four games, edging Tampa Bay out in the...
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April 25, 2013 - 6:05 pm
Tuukka Rask made all the timely saves a coach could ask for as the Bruins clinched home ice in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-0 win over the Lightning at home on Thursday. Rask earned his fifth shutout of the season, tying a career high set in the 2009-10 season. Dennis Seidenberg chipped...
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Mike Petraglia
October 08, 2011 - 7:23 pm
Default Player for embeding in WEEI.com columns and blogs brightcove.createExperiences(); No it wasn't a shutout for Tim Thomas on Saturday night but in stopping 25 of 26 shots from the Lightning, he certainly showed he has the capability of replicating his historic year of a season ago. Thomas...
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