Boston Bruins Odds
The Boston Bruins bid to record their fifth straight victory on Tuesday when they play Game 2 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference second-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto.
Jaroslav Halak has been sensational since fellow goaltender Tuukka Rask opted out of the playoffs, with the former making 35 saves in Sunday’s 3-2 win to improve to 4-0-0 with a 1.75 goals-against average and .936 save percentage in that span.
Brad Marchand collected a goal and an assist in the series opener, marking his 28th career multi-point performance of the postseason and boosting his point total to 92 (34 goals, 56 assists) to match Hall of Famer Bobby Orr for seventh most in franchise history. David Krejci set up David Pastrnak’s power-play goal in the second period to extend his point streak to seven games (three goals, seven assists).
Tampa Bay Lightning odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to ignite their ailing power play on Tuesday when they play Game 2 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference second-round series against the Boston Bruins in Toronto.
The Lightning followed up an 0-for-10 performance with the man advantage in their first-round set versus Columbus by going 0-for-3 in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Boston. Defenseman Victor Hedman scored twice in the series opener to boost his playoff point total to 53 (10 goals, 43 assists), moving past Vincent Lecavalier for sole possession of fifth place in franchise history.
Brayden Point set up Hedman’s first goal in the third period, giving him six points (three goals, three assists) in six meetings (four regular season, round-robin, Game 1) with the Bruins in 2019-20.