LIGHTNING (3-2-1) at BRUINS (5-1-0)
7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, TVAS, NESN, SUN, NHL.TV
The Boston Bruins will try for their third straight win and a sweep of their homestand when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden on Thursday.
The Bruins won't have center David Krejci, who is day to day because of an upper-body injury sustained in a 4-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos is three goals shy of 400 in the NHL.
Players to watch
Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past three games.
Bruins forward David Pastrnak has 10 points (six goals, four assists) during a four-game point streak.
They said it
"I don't think it's where we want it to be. I think obviously you don't want to be last in any categories. … We know we have a ton of talent in this room but we've got to bring more shots on net and get those rebounds, that's how we score goals." -- Lightning forward Yanni Gourde on Tampa Bay ranking 30th in the NHL in shots on goal per game at 25.7
"It's definitely a measuring-stick game for us. Every time we play them we want to be our best because they've been at the top of our division now for a few years. We look at it as certainly a bigger challenge than a lot of other nights. -- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy on playing the Lightning
Lightning projected lineup
Steven Stamkos -- Brayden Point -- Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn -- Anthony Cirelli -- Mathieu Joseph
Ondrej Palat -- Tyler Johnson -- Yanni Gourde
Pat Maroon -- Carter Verhaeghe -- Luke Witkowski
Victor Hedman -- Erik Cernak
Ryan McDonagh -- Kevin Shattenkirk
Braydon Coburn -- Mikhail Sergachev
Scratched: Jan Rutta
Injured: Cedric Paquette (upper body)
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk -- Charlie Coyle -- Brett Ritchie
Danton Heinen -- Par Lindholm -- Karson Kuhlman
Joakim Nordstrom -- Sean Kuraly -- Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara -- Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug -- Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk -- Connor Clifton
Scratched: Steven Kampfer, David Backes
Injured: David Krejci (upper body), Kevan Miller (knee), John Moore (shoulder), Anton Blidh (shoulder)
Paquette skated but will miss his seventh straight game. … Lindholm replaces Krejci after being a scratch the past four games.
Johnson has four points (two goals, two assists) during a four-game point streak. … Marchand (four goals, five assists) and Bergeron (one goal, four assists) each have a five-game point streak.