Here are five thoughts from the first period with the Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning locked in a scoreless tie after the first 20 minutes of play at the Tampa Times Forum.
Andrej Meszaros will be scratched for the 26th time this season when the Boston Bruins suit up against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Times Forum on Saturday night.
PLAYER NEEDING HIS TIRES PUMPED: Reilly Smith has gone without a goal in 10 straight games after scoring in three straight, and has just seven shots on net in the first five games
By Jason Brough, Pro Hockey Talk
A statement from Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman after the Lightning traded Martin St. Louis to the Rangers:
DALLAS – Claude Julien said in a perfect world the Bruins would have a 10-point cushion on the rest of the competition in the Atlantic Division.