End of 40: Bruins 6, Lightning 3
BOSTON — Now the toughest part about Game 3 will be who to sit if/when Bergeron is ready to return…because it sure as heck won’t be Tyler Seguin. No way, no how.
Seguin’s highlight reel goal in Game 1 may have been outdone not once, but twice in period two tonight. After logging just 2:53 over four shifts in the first, No. 19, who played another seven shifts and nearly six minutes in period two, popped two goals past Roloson. The first, Seguin took a pass from Ryder through the neutral zone, burned Tampa’s Randy Jones, and roofed a back-hander to tie it up 2-2.
- Goal 2: Seguin, skating down the right wing, took a 2-on-1 pass from Horton and snapped it glove-side, top-shelf on Roloson to make it 4-2. The 19-year-old also assisted on both of Michael Ryder’s goals, giving No. 19 2-2-4 totals on the night with two shots on goal and a plus-3 rating.
- Thomas continues to give his team a chance to win, as he faced 15 shots (9 for the Bruins) in the middle frame with just one slipping by him — a Lecavalier power play goal. Timmy came up huge on a Ryan Malone breakaway in the beginning fo the period, robbing the Tampa Bayt forward with the sprawling right-pad stop, as well as a huge blocker save on the red-hot Sean Bergenheim.
- One of Ryder’s two goals was via the power play. The last time the Bruins had two power play goal in a single-game was back on March 27 vs. Philadelphia.
- Despite being out-shot, this was all Boston once again. Peverley continues to be a beast on the face-off dot, winning a total of 12-of-16 (75%) tonight
- Multiple-point night: Kaberle 0-2-2, Horton 1-2-3, Seguin 2-2-4, Seidenberg 0-2-2, Ryder 2-1-3