BC-HKN--Lightning-Bruins-Preview

Oct 17, 2019 3:10AM

By The Associated Press

Tampa Bay Lightning (3-2-1, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Boston Bruins (5-1-0, second in the Atlantic Division)

Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Atlantic Division foes Boston and Tampa Bay take the ice.

Boston finished 29-19-4 in Eastern Conference play and 29-9-3 at home a season ago. Goalies for the Bruins compiled a .912 save percentage while allowing 2.4 goals on 29.3 shots per game last season.

Tampa Bay finished 23-5-0 in Atlantic Division games and 30-9-2 on the road a season ago. The Lightning averaged 32.0 shots per game last season on the way to scoring 3.9 goals per game.

The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.

Bruins Injuries: David Krejci: day to day (upper-body).

Lightning Injuries: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.