// Mike Smith

Two-Goal Second Period Gives Thomas, Bruins 3-2 Lead In Eastern Conference Finals

The Tampa Bay Lightning held the Boston Bruins to just eight shots in the second period of Monday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden. The Bruins only needed two. Goals by Nathan Horton and Brad Marchand in the second period gave the Bruins the lead, and Tim Thomas stopped 33 […]

Bruins Zap Lightning, Take Over 2nd In East

Just two weeks ago, the Bruins had probably their ugliest loss of the season: a 4-3 defeat against the lowly Maple Leafs that came on the heels of back-to-back losses to the Detroit Red Wings. It was clear then that they were probably not good enough to make a deep run in the playoffs. Then, […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Lightning, Tuesday December 28th

Don’t look now, but the Boston Bruins (19-11-4) are in first place atop the Northeast Division! Well, tied with Montreal, but they have two games in hand on the Habs, so the B’s have the top spot technically to themselves. The same can be said for tonight’s opponent, with the Tampa Bay Lightning (21-10-5) also […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Lightning, Thursday December 2nd

Fresh off their 3-0 shutout win over the Flyers less than 24 hours ago, the Bruins (13-8-2) return home Thursday evening to face off with Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning (14-8-3). The win Wednesday night marked the fifth shutout of the season already for goalie Tim Thomas, who put up an impressive 41-save […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Lightning, Monday November 22nd

The Bruins (11-5-2) hit the Sunshine State for a pair of pre-Turkey Day games this week, starting Monday night at the St. Pete Times Forum against the Tampa Bay Lightning (11-7-2). Boston had their three-game win streak snapped Saturday night, losing to the L.A. Kings in a shootout 4-3. The Kings opened up a 3-0 […]