Series (Game 1 of 4)

Boston leads 4-0

Game 1: Saturday, October 7th
Game 2: Saturday, November 4th
Game 3: Thursday, November 30th
Game 4: Friday, February 23rd

Bruins 3

(1-1-0, 2 pts)

Lightning 2

(1-1-0, 2 pts)

7:30 PM ET, October 7, 2006

Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

1 2 3 T
BOS 2 0 13
TB 0 2 02

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

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 third.

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 Thursday.

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.