Boston (40-11-8) at Tampa Bay (19-28-12), 5:00 p.m. EST
TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) — The Boston Bruins hope to end their
five-game road trip on a high note when they visit the
struggling Tampa Bay Lighting on Sunday.
Boston, which had won 11 of its previous 12 games away from home
prior to the trip, has struggled on its current stretch.
The Bruins were blanked for the second time in four games on
Saturday, falling, 2-0, at the Florida Panthers.
Tomas Vokoun made 41 saves and Radek Dvorak scored both goals
for Florida, which handed Boston its fifth defeat in six games.
The Bruins are 1-2-1 on their current trip and 1-3-2 in their
last six games.
Boston hopes to get back on track against Tampa Bay, which is
winless in its last four games (0-3-1) and is 2-7-2 in its last
11 contests overall.
Vaclav Prospal scored the Lightning’s lone goal in his team’s
4-1 loss at Carolina on Friday. Tampa Bay managed only 13 shots
This game will also match a struggling power play against a
struggling penalty-killing unit. Boston has four goals in its
last 45 opportunities with the man-advantage, but Tampa Bay has
allowed power-play tallies in each of its past five games.