GAME: Tampa Bay Lightning (14-11-4-1) at Boston Bruins (13-9-8-4).
TIME: Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST.
Tampa Bay coach John Tortorella is getting sick and tired of his team's
"It's a kick in the teeth," Tortorella said. "You have to try and gain
momentum. You can't take one step forward and two steps backward."
The Lightning will try to take their coach's advice to heart as they visit
the struggling Boston Bruins.
Tampa Bay, which has won three of its last 14 games (3-9-2) after an
11-2-2-1 start, followed an inspirational 5-4 overtime win in Philadelphia on
Thursday with a 2-1 home loss to Dallas on Saturday.
The struggling Lightning looked lifeless for most of the game, including
going 0-for-7 on the power play.
"This is one of those games where our power play could have won us the
game," Tampa Bay left wing Dave Andreychuk said. "We have to capitalize on
that to win games."
Lightning left wing Cory Stillman, who is tied for the team lead in goals
with 11, missed Saturday's game due to the flu. He should be back in the lineup
Boston, which is winless in its last seven home games (0-4-3), has just two
wins in its last 15 overall (2-7-5-1)
On Monday, Patrice Bergeron got the Bruins off to a good start, scoring at
5:54 of the first period, but Boston went on to lose 4-2 to the New York
Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The Bruins have not won at home since a 3-2 victory over Washington on Nov.