Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to ride the momentum of an overtime victory into Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday in Toronto.
Tampa Bay improved to 4-0 in games that have ventured past regulation during this postseason and evened the best-of-seven series at one win apiece on Tuesday when Ondrej Palat scored 4:40 into overtime. Blake Coleman tallied twice to boost his goal total to three in his past three games.
The offense is a plus for Coleman, who failed to find the net in his first 16 contests (nine regular season, seven playoffs) with Tampa Bay after being acquired from New Jersey in February. The Lightning still are looking for a spark on their power play, which was 0-for-2 on Tuesday to fall to 0-for-15 in the past seven games.
Boston Bruins Odds
The Boston Bruins aim to regain the advantage in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday when they play Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto.
Brad Marchand scored a pair of goals to record his second multi-point performance of the series and 29th of his postseason career, tying Hall of Famer Phil Esposito for second place on the franchise list. Linemate David Pastrnak notched a pair of assists on Tuesday for his fourth consecutive two-point performance, during which he has two goals and six assists.
David Krejci saw his seven-game point streak come to a halt on Tuesday, marking the first time he was held off the scoresheet since Boston’s 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay in the round-robin tournament on Aug. 5.