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Tampa Bay Lightning news and notes

Let's get physical

Bruins rookie RW Tyler Seguin will play in his first playoff game Saturday. Seguin, 19, a healthy scratch for Boston's first 11 postseason games who is getting a chance because of C Patrice Bergeron's concussion, said he's ready to hit. That might sound funny coming from someone with just 20 hits in 74 regular-season games.

But as Seguin, the second overall pick in June who had 11 goals and 11 assists, said, "I think it comes with the playoffs and excitement, and you've got to compete. You've got to battle, and I'm going to show I have courage and passion.

"I've got to get in there and get involved right away."

Number of the day

31 Penalty minutes for Bruins LW Milan Lucic, tops in the playoffs.


Tickets for Games 3, 4 and 6 at the St. Pete Times Forum go on sale at 10 a.m. today at the box office and or by calling toll-free 1-800-745-3000.

East final schedule Lightning vs. Bruins

Saturday: at Boston, 8, Versus

Tuesday: at Boston, 8, Versus

Thursday: at Tampa Bay, 8, Versus

May 21: at Tampa Bay, 1:30, Ch. 8

May 23: at Boston, 8, Versus *

May 25: at Tampa Bay, 8, Versus *

May 27: at Boston, 8, Versus *

Radio: All games on 970-AM except May 21, which is on 620-AM

* If necessary

Quote to note

"They've always been a team that can score and kill you on the scoreboard, but they're built a lot more solid now from their goaltender on out. Their defense is a lot stronger, and I think they've made the turn for the better down there. They're a really good team right now." Bruins and former Panthers C Greg Campbell on the Lightning

Same but different

Asked if he could compare his current team with the 2004 Stanley Cup winner, Lightning W Marty St. Louis said the greatest similarity is "we have some good young players who are hungry to be successful, and we have a great mix of veteran leadership as well and, obviously, great goaltending."

Even so, St. Louis said real comparisons can't be made until the season ends.

"We still have a long way to go," he said. "At the same time, do I feel as good about my team as I did in '04? Absolutely. We're relentless, and we're hungry."

Tampa Bay Lightning news and notes 05/12/11 [Last modified: Friday, May 13, 2011 12:12am]
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