Series (Game 1 of 4)
Boston leads 4-0
(1-1-0, 2 pts)
7:30 PM ET, October 7, 2006
Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
H. Toivonen (Bruins - G): Saves: 29, Save Pct.: .935
Z. Chara (Bruins - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 2
E. Perrin (Lightning - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 0
Boston (0-1-0) at Tampa Bay (1-0-0) 7:30 pm EDT
TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- The Boston Bruins entered the season
with high hopes after a plethora of offseason changes. However,
the good feelings came to a crashing halt in Florida on Friday.
The Bruins look to pick up the pieces when they face the Tampa
Bay Lightning on Saturday.
The Bruins enter with a bruised ego after they were hammered,
8-3, by the Panthers. Boston fell behind, 3-1, after the first
period and trailed, 4-2, after two before falling apart in the
Marco Sturm led the Bruins with a goal and an assist while Glen
Murray and Wayne Primeau scored the other goals for Boston,
which went 1-for-8 on the power play.
The Lightning fared much better in their season opener than the
Bruins did, downing the Atlanta Thrashers, 3-2, in a shootout on
Vincent Lecavalier scored the only goal of the shootout while
Ryan Craig scored twice in regulation for Tampa Bay, which went
1-for-7 on the power play.
Tampa Bay netminder Marc Denis was not extremely busy in
stopping 9-of-11 shots faced.