Boston Bruins defeat Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-1

During a 4:02 span of the first period when Tampa Bay looked as lifeless and uninterested in the game of hockey as any club in the league could be, the Bruins poured three pucks past goalie Mike Smith and threatened to turn the Lightning into an even bigger punch line than they already are.

It turned out that the Bruins needed every bit of offense they generated during that outburst.

Up by three-goal margins at the end of periods one and two, a lazy and lackadaisical...

SUNRISE, Fla. - Johnny Boychuk's got some game, and the Bruins likely will want to see more of it tonight when they face the Panthers at BankAtlantic Center.

Their back line dinged up - Dennis Wideman remains a question mark for this evening - the Black and Gold have prospects Boychuk and Matt Lashoff learning on the fly on this two-game trip. Boychuk logged 14:48/20 shifts and Lashoff 10:33/12 shifts in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Lightning, and neither looked out of p...

TAMPA - Running out of bodies on defense at about the same rate America's Big Three automakers are running out of cash, the Bruins last night were forced to hurry two more models through development - Matt Lashoff and Johnny Boychuk - and still chugged along to a 3-1 victory over the Lightning before a crowd of 15,598 at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Troubles? What troubles? Nothing but smooth roads for the Black and Gold in 2008-09. At least thus far.

The Bruins logged ...