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NinthSpoke06 05-06-2011 10:33 PM

ECF: #3 Boston Bruins vs. #5 Tampa Bay Lightning - Welcome to the Conference Finals
 
#3 SEED......................#5 SEED
Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning
(8-3 in playoffs)................(8-3 in playoffs)
http://www.jerseydatabase.com/jerseys/fronts/0/0/84.png vs. http://www.jerseydatabase.com/jersey...ts/0/1/121.png

GAME
LOCATION
TIME
DATE
TV
1TD GardenTBDTBDTBD
2TD GardenTBDTBDTBD
3St. Pete Times ForumTBDTBDTBD
4St. Pete Times ForumTBDTBDTBD
5*TD GardenTBDTBDTBD
6*St. Pete Times ForumTBDTBDTBD
7*TD GardenTBDTBDTBD

EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF MATCHUPS
3. http://1.cdn.nhle.com/bruins/images/logos/large.png vs. 5. http://1.cdn.nhle.com/lightning/images/logos/large.png

WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF MATCHUPS
1. http://1.cdn.nhle.com/canucks/images/logos/large.png vs. 5. http://1.cdn.nhle.com/predators/images/logos/large.png
VANCOUVER LEADS SERIES 3-1

2. http://1.cdn.nhle.com/redwings/images/logos/large.png vs. 3. http://1.cdn.nhle.com/sharks/images/logos/large.png
SAN JOSE LEADS SERIES 3-1

STAT LEADERS
BRUINS
STAT
LIGHTNING
Horton, Marchand, Krejci - 5GoalsSean Bergenheim - 7
Patrice Bergeron - 10AssistsDownie, Purcell - 10
Patrice Bergeron - 12PointsMartin St. Louis - 13
Zdeno Chara - +11+/-Steve Downie - +9
Patrice Bergeron - 30HitsEric Brewer - 32
Milan Lucic - 31PIMSteve Downie - 20
Patrice Bergeron - 64.2FO%Steven Stamkos - 50.4
David Krejci - 20:45TOI/G FMartin St. Louis - 21:41
Zdeno Chara - 28:41TOI/G DEric Brewer - 26:09

INJURIES
PLAYER
INJURY
STATUS
BOSTONBRUINSINJURIES
Marc SavardConcussionOut for Season
Steven KampferKneeOut Indefinitely
Adam McQuaidNeckDay-to-Day
TAMPA BAYLIGHTNINGINJURIES
Matt SmabyLower BodyOut Indefinitely
Dana TyrellFootDay-to-Day
Pavel KubinaUpper BodyDay-to-Day
Simon GagneHeadDay-to-Day

BOSTON BRUINS PROJECTED LINES
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Mark Recchi
Rich Peverley - Chris Kelly - Michael Ryder
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Tomas Kaberle
Andrew Ference - Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PROJECTED LINES
Ryan Malone - Steven Stamkos - Martin St. Louis
Vinny Lecavalier - Teddy Purcell
Sean Bergenheim - Dominic Moore - Steve Downie
Blair Jones - Nate Thompson - Adam Hall

Mattias Ohlund - Eric Brewer
Victor Hedman - Brett Clark
Mike Lundin - Randy Jones
Marc-Andre Bergeron

Dwayne Roloson
Mike Smith

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/...im-Thomas2.png
2011 Playoffs: 8-3, 2.03 GAA, .937 GAA, 0 SO

PROJECTED GOALIES
http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/...es/roloson.png
2011 Playoffs: 8-3, 2.01 GAA, .941 SV%, 1 SO

patty59 05-06-2011 10:41 PM

This is going to be a hell of a series, I think the Bruins can win this one but it's not going to be easy. Roloson is a great goalie and he has the ability to get in a groove and it seems he's in one right now. Thomas has been huge for us up to this point and I don't expect anything to change.

The keys will be to stay out of the box, their PP is deadly. I think our forwards will be able to cycle the puck on Tampa's D similar to what we did with Philly.

Theodoriph 05-06-2011 10:41 PM

Not to nitpick, but why does Tampa's second line only have two people on it?

ksp1957 05-06-2011 10:42 PM

I'm going with Bruins in 6. I'm still revelling in the win over the Flyers but this could be the year the Bruins go to the Stanley Cup Finals.

774EVER 05-06-2011 10:43 PM

This thread title makes me happy.

Now give me some good news on Bergy, and I'm really happy.

1992...wow

Twisted Tales 05-06-2011 10:44 PM

It's going to be a tough one. Both teams are on a hot streak. TB has won 7 in a row (8 of last 9) and Boston have won 5 in a row (8 of last 9).

KesselBuiltMyHotrod 05-06-2011 10:45 PM

Should be an easy series if Seguin plays.

WBC8 05-06-2011 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KesselBuiltMyHotrod (Post 32913038)
Should be an easy series if Seguin plays.

Yeah, agreed...for Tampa.

Confound 05-06-2011 10:47 PM

Boston in 5 if Bergy is healthy, Boston in 6 if he isn't.

David Krejci* 05-06-2011 10:50 PM

Hope Bergeron's okay.

MasqueOfTheRedDeath* 05-06-2011 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhamBamCam8 (Post 32913079)
Yeah, agreed...for Tampa.

I'm not sure why that dude even pretends to like hockey. 90% of his posts involve wrestling :laugh: (enough said)

NinthSpoke06 05-06-2011 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Theodoriph (Post 32912970)
Not to nitpick, but why does Tampa's second line only have two people on it?

Because they usually double shift someone from the first line on that wing and play 7 defensemen.

Confound 05-06-2011 10:53 PM

I actually voted Boston sweeps on the main board poll.

lextune 05-06-2011 10:55 PM

Voting before learning Bergy's status is useless.

If Bergy is fine and we play like we have been; we win in 5 or 6.

If he is out it is a total crap-shoot, but I could see us being swept.

lextune 05-06-2011 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KesselBuiltMyHotrod (Post 32913038)
Should be an easy series if Seguin plays.

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/2307/4217s.jpg

misterjaggers 05-06-2011 10:58 PM

We'll soon learn just how important Bergeron is.
But, of course, Julien will be blamed if we don't advance. :laugh:

Dojji* 05-06-2011 11:00 PM

If Bergeron plays Tampa is a speedbump. Roloson has played a lot and is old, we ought to be able to expose him. It'll come down to shutting down the TB offense and power play and Bergeron is a HUGE part of that.

Confound 05-06-2011 11:00 PM

Like I said on the main board, I am not one bit scared of Tampa. They beat a Crosby/Malkin less Penguins team that still took them to 7 games, and beat an overrated Caps team that if the Caps even faced anyone in the first round besides the Rangers they would have lost.

NinthSpoke06 05-06-2011 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NathanSeguin (Post 32913174)
Because they usually double shift someone from the first line on that wing and play 7 defensemen.

Should be mentioned that, that will change if Simon Gagne returns for Tampa (he would fill that empty 2nd line LW slot).

Bruinator 05-06-2011 11:10 PM

Regardless of the outcome, Steve Yzerman is a Hockey God.

IdealisticSniper 05-06-2011 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NathanSeguin (Post 32913330)
Should be mentioned that, that will change if Simon Gagne returns for Tampa (he would fill that empty 2nd line LW slot).

Not entirely true. We have played with 7 dmen for a good chunk of the year. Boucher likes that setup as it gives him lots of options both up front and on the backend.

Arthur* 05-06-2011 11:19 PM

I just realized, the last the the Bruins were in the ECF, there was no Tampa Bay Lightning.

NinthSpoke06 05-06-2011 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IdealisticSniper (Post 32913541)
Not entirely true. We have played with 7 dmen for a good chunk of the year. Boucher likes that setup as it gives him lots of options both up front and on the backend.

I was talking about the 2nd line. If Gagne is healthy he will fill on the 2nd line and maybe Blair Jones gets scratched.

Bmf316nhl 05-06-2011 11:52 PM

does Randy Jones get booed every time he touches the puck?

finchster 05-06-2011 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KesselBuiltMyHotrod (Post 32913038)
Should be an easy series if Seguin plays.

http://www.gifbin.com/bin/052009/124...y_laughing.gif
Just wanted to use this gif


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