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The Boston Bruins may finally be feeling the effects of an injury-plagued roster and will try to manage a split in their swing through the Sunshine State when they visit the first-place Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night in an Atlantic Division battle. The Bruins have dropped two straight, including a 5-0 setback at Florida on Tuesday, with All-Star center Patrice Bergeron and three top-six defensemen unavailable.

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Money Line Consensus: Picks per Line

71%
  • -163
  • -164
  • -166
  • -169
  • -170
  • -172
  • -173
  • -183
670 Picks 272
  • 77% (10)
    23% (3)
  • 73% (150)
    27% (56)
  • 68% (177)
    32% (83)
  • 65% (11)
    35% (6)
  • 76% (93)
    24% (30)
  • 73% (109)
    27% (40)
  • 69% (117)
    31% (53)
  • 75% (3)
    25% (1)
29%
  • 147
  • 148
  • 150
  • 152
  • 153
  • 155
  • 156
  • 165

Over/Under Consensus: Picks per Line

Over 49%
280 Picks 289
Under 51%
  • 49% (280) -110
    6
    51% (289) -110

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GAMES

Last 10

W 60% L 40%
6 4
  • Arizona W 3 - 4
  • @Ottawa W 2 - 1
  • Toronto W 3 - 6
  • @Tampa Bay L 2 - 3
  • @Florida L 0 - 5
  • Detroit L 4 - 2
  • NY Islanders W 1 - 2
  • @Toronto L 2 - 4
  • @Montreal W 3 - 2
  • Pittsburgh W 1 - 2
W 90% L 10%
9 1
  • NY Rangers W 3 - 6
  • Colorado W 1 - 7
  • Boston W 2 - 3
  • @Detroit W 6 - 5
  • @New Jersey W 5 - 1
  • @Florida W 5 - 4
  • Buffalo W 4 - 5
  • Anaheim L 3 - 1
  • New Jersey W 2 - 5
  • Chicago W 2 - 4

Next Games

  • @Pittsburgh(01-07-18) L 5 - 6
  • Buffalo(02-10-18) L 4 - 2
  • @Montreal(11-24-18) W 3 - 2
  • Anaheim(01-30-18) L 3 - 1
  • Nashville(10-05-17) W 3 - 4
  • Toronto(03-20-18) W 3 - 4
  • @Winnipeg(01-30-18) L 1 - 3
  • @Vancouver(02-03-18) W 4 - 2
  • @Calgary(02-01-18) W 7 - 4
  • @Edmonton(02-05-18) L 2 - 6

Last Meetings

  • Bruins @ Lightning 2-3
  • Bruins @ Lightning 1-3
  • Lightning @ Bruins 4-3
  • Lightning @ Bruins 4-1
  • Bruins @ Lightning 2-4
  • Bruins @ Lightning 6-2
  • Bruins @ Lightning 0-4
  • Lightning @ Bruins 2-4
  • Bruins @ Lightning 3-0
  • Lightning @ Bruins 2-3

Last Injuries

Boston Bruins

  • Urho Vaakanainen

    Concussion
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Vaakanainen is on the injured reserve list due to a concussion and the flu. A timeline for his return has yet to be established.

  • David Backes

    Face
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Backes sustained a facial laceration is the previous game and it is unknown if he will play against the Penguins on Friday.

  • Jake DeBrusk

    Upper Body
    Ques Fri | questionable

    DeBrusk missed his third-consecutive game due to an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will return Friday against the Penguins.

  • Adam McQuaid

    Lower Body
    Ques Fri | I-R

    McQuaid is on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury but is eyeing a return for Friday's contest against the Coyotes.

  • Kevan Miller

    Throat
    Early Jan | I-R

    Miller is on injured reserve due to cartilage damage to his larynx. It is likely he will return during the beginning of January.

  • Charlie McAvoy

    Upper Body
    Prob Sun | probable

    McAvoy is dealing with an upper-body injury but is likely to face the Senators on Sunday.

  • Charlie McAvoy

    Concussion
    Prob Thurs | probable

    McAvoy has been activated from injured reserve after recovering from a concussion. He is expected to play Thursday against the Lightning.

  • Patrice Bergeron

    Shoulder
    Late Dec | I-R

    Bergeron is on injured reserve and is expected to miss four weeks with a rib and sternoclavicular injuries.

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Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Andrei Vasilevskiy

    Foot
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Vasilevskiy has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a left foot fracture and is likely to return Thursday against the Maple Leafs.

  • Adam Erne

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | out

    Erne has been sidelined due to illness and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.

  • Anton Stralman

    Upper Body
    Early Jan | I-R

    Stralman has been placed on the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury and is not expected to return until the beginning of January.

  • Dan Girardi

    Lower Body
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Girardi left the last game due to a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will be a participant in Saturday's matchup against the Panthers.

  • Ryan McDonagh

    Upper Body
    Ques Sat | questionable

    McDonagh exited the previous game due to an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Panthers on Saturday.

  • Ondrej Palat

    Lower Body
    Prob Thurs | I-R

    Palat is on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury but it is expected he will return to action against the Sabres on Thursday.

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