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WHEN/WHERE: 6:30; Ice Palace, Tampa.

TV/RADIO: Sunshine; WDAE-AM 620.

THE LOWDOWN: The Lightning's seven-game unbeaten streak (3-0-4) is tied for the longest in team history and is the league's longest active. Tampa Bay has come from behind to earn points in eight of 12 games since the Olympic break. The Bruins are expected to be without C Joe Thornton (shoulder). With Saturday's 3-1 win over the Panthers, the Bruins have won four straight and seven of eight, allowing 10 goals. Boston also has won four straight on the road. Coming into Saturday, RW Bill Guerin was tied for second in the league with 35 goals and led with 296 shots. C Brian Rolston led with seven short-handed goals, was second with eight short-handed points and third with 290 shots. G Byron Dafoe was tied for second with 31 victories. Lightning F Sheldon Keefe was tied for second with two game-tying goals. The Bruins, the No. 1 team in the East, are 28-15-2-5 in the conference. The Lightning is 13-25-8-2. Tampa Bay is 15-14-5-2 at home. Boston is 17-12-4-3 on the road. This is the third of four meetings. Boston leads 2-0. The Lightning trails the series 7-22-6-1 and is 6-8-3-1 at home.

_ Compiled by Damian Cristodero.