Boston Back Home To Tampa

NHL second-round playoff action continues tonight.

In Boston, the Bruins host the Tampa Bay Lightning with that series tied 1-1.

Now, it's a best of five with three set at TD Garden, the first of those tonight in Game 3 of the conference semifinal.

"It's 1-1. We're in the playoffs, you're not gonna walk through teams," Brad Marchand said after the Game 2 loss. "We have home-iceadvantage now, we'll go home. This game's over, it's done with, and we'll move on."

The Bruins weren't thrilled with the officiating Monday night, but they also know they have to play better.

The Lightning knew they had to be better than they were in the opener.

"I've been in that situation before, it's a hostile environment," defenseman Victor Hedman said Tuesday. "But these are fun games. This is what you want to play for and want to go through. We are playing a tough team. It's a tough building to play in, but so is ours. So we are ready to play our game, play good road games and hopefully (get) two wins."

While the Bruins went 3-1 at home in defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games in Round 1, Tampa Bay was 1-1 in New Jersey and dispatched the upstart Devils in five.

 

— with files from MetroSource