Tampa Bay visits Boston after Hedman’s 2-goal game

Tampa Bay Lightning (13-5-4, second in the Atlantic) vs. Boston Bruins (12-8-0, fourth in the Atlantic)

Boston; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bruins -120, Lightning +100; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host Tampa Bay after Victor Hedman scored two goals in the Lightning’s 4-2 win against the Blues.

The Bruins are 6-3-0 in division games. Boston ranks 10th in the Eastern Conference averaging 4.8 assists per game, led by Oskar Steen with 1.0.

The Lightning are 3-2-1 against Atlantic opponents. Tampa Bay ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.4 points per game, averaging 3.1 goals and 5.3 assists.

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

TOP PERFORMERS: Patrice Bergeron leads the Bruins with eight goals and has 18 points. David Pastrnak has five goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Boston.

Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning with 11 goals and has 25 points. Hedman has four goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 6-4-0, averaging 3.1 goals, five assists, three penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.

Lightning: 7-2-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.

INJURIES: Bruins: Jakub Zboril: day to day (lower body).

Lightning: Brayden Point: out (upper body), Mathieu Joseph: day to day (undisclosed).


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