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Bruins, Lightning providing unexpected offense

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Boston and Tampa Bay have played a pair of surprisingly high scoring games and the trend might continue in the Eastern Conference finals.

The series is tied 1-1 and the teams have combined for 18 goals.

That kind of offense seemed unlikely heading into the matchup with the top two playoff goalies this season: the Lightning's Dwayne Roloson and the Bruins' Tim Thomas. Both allowed an average of two goals a game through the opening two playoff rounds.

Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos says one reason is the series features "two teams that know how to score."

Game 3 is Thursday night in Tampa.

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