The Tampa Bay Lightning remain on the road Thursday and will take on the Boston Bruins. The Lightning lost to Carolina 3-2 in their last game on Tuesday. Nicholas Paul and Alex Killorn each scored a goal in the loss. Tampa Bay is 5th in the Eastern Conference with a 39-17-6 record.
The Lightning head into Thursday riding a two game losing streak. Tampa Bay has won four of their last ten games and carry a 20-11-2 road record. Andrei Vasilevskiy will make his 50th start in goal for Tampa Bay. Vasilevskiy is 32-13-4 on the season with two shutouts.
The Boston Bruins roll into Thursday riding a two game win streak. Boston beat Montreal 3-2 in overtime on Monday. Brad Marchand led the way with two goals in the win. The Bruins are 39-19-5 on the season and sit 7th in the Eastern Conference.
The Boston Bruins have a 18-10-2 home ice record. Jeremy Swayman will make the start in goal for the Bruins. Swayman is 18-8-3 on the season with three shutouts. Swayman has allowed 62 goals and carries a 2.09 goals against average.