Tampa Bay Lightning
The Boston Bruins will not play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, as scheduled.
Brad Marchand, Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille were all back on the ice for the Bruins in Friday’s practice, and so were the new-look lines Claude Julien trotted out in the third period up in Montreal on Wednesday.
The Boston Bruins have pushed back their Saturday matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning at the TD Garden due to the weekend blizzard hitting Boston.
Bruins forward Shawn Thornton has been cleared for contact, and was back on the ice for Boston Thursday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Benoit Pouliot to a one-year deal worth $1.8 million, according to Renaud P Lavoie of RDS.
Tuesday night was a special night for Boston Bruins’ captain Zdeno Chara.
Benoit Pouliot scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, Zdeno Chara had three assists and the surging Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 Tuesday night.
The Bruins look to pad their lead in the Northeast Division by continuing their home dominance of Tampa Bay in the conclusion of this season series Tuesday night.
Steven Stamkos scored twice to reach 50 goals this season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning jumped out to a big early lead and beat the Boston Bruins 6-1 on Tuesday night.
The Bruins and Lightning each look to end their slump Tuesday night when Boston visits Tampa Bay.