Boston Bruins (49-18-12) at Tampa Bay Lightning (49-24-6)

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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At 7:05 pm, our selection is on the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Boston Bruins.  When a team goes from playing a huge revenge match-up in the first round to a very good team in the second round, they often find themselves flat.  Such was the case for the Lightning in Game 1 of this series having come off of a big payback series with the Blue Jackets.  By the time Tampa figured out it was playing the Bruins this time around, it had fallen behind 3-0.  The Bolts were out-shot 15-10 in the first period.  But after they woke up in the second period, the Lightning dominated the rest of the way, out-shooting the Bruins 27-16 in the final 40 minutes (but only managing to get two of the goals back).  The 3-2 defeat was stinging for sure, but it should've taught Tampa Bay a lesson in the process.  Expect 60 minutes of Lightning hockey tonight as the Bolts try to even this series.  Vezina Trophy winner Andrei Vasilevskiy had a rare off-night in goal but I  expect him to bounce back big in Game 2.  Tampa is 15-7 in its last 22 immediately following a loss to a Division rival.  Take the Lightning.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie

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