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Looking for Redemption

B's want to extend their modest two-game winning streak

Tuesday, 03.27.2012 / 12:46 PM / Features
By John Bishop  - BostonBruins.com
BOSTON, MA -- By the sounds of it, there's little chance that the second place Bruins (44-28-3, 91 points) will look past tonight's match-up with the eleventh place Tampa Bay Lightning (35-33-7, 77 points) to Thursday's contest against the third place Florida Panthers (36-24-15, 87 points).

"I think they still have a chance," said Tyler Seguin of the Bolts' playoff standing when asked about tonight's contest (at TD Garden, NESN, NBCSN, 98.5 The Sports Hub, 7:30 p.m.) presenting a bit of a trap game for Boston.

"Obviously, the last time we played them we didn’t do too well," added Seguin in a serious tone. "So, we want to go out and redeem ourselves."

Overall redemption has been coming in slow bursts for the B's, who have struggled at times since the calendar turned to 2012.

But recently the Bruins have found a bit of a stride and have won four of five, including back-to-back wins against the Western Conference's Los Angles Kings and Anaheim Ducks.

"I think a big thing for us is our starts, right now," said Seguin. "Better second periods and I think that’s why the third period, we’ve been not having to [play] catch-up hockey all the time.

"If we can continue doing that through the rest of the games here and the end of the season, things can work out well."

Things have been working out well for Rich Peverley lately, too. The forward returned from injury versus the Ducks and played well in every situation. But the forward remembers the circumstances of the B's two losses to Tampa Bay earlier this season.

"These guys they beat us in Tampa twice," said Peverley. "You want to even the series, especially when they won their two home games."

But it won't be easy.

"I feel it’s a tale of two teams to be honest," said Peverley of the Lightning (4-5-1 in their last 10) and the Bruins (5-5-0), who have both played competitive hockey of late. "When I was watching and [how] we’ve played as late, I think we’ve done a real good job of managing the game and I think it’s confidence.

"If we can keep building our confidence towards the end of the season it’s going to help."

As for the B's own individual efforts, Seguin said his focus remains on upping his game as the playoffs come nearer on the horizon.

"Obviously, I have a bigger role than I did last year, playing in every game and hopefully contributing a bit more," said Seguin. "Just trying to finish strong in my D zone, the end of the season here, and stay as consistent as I can."

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Krejci 80 19 50 39 69
P. Bergeron 80 30 32 38 62
J. Iginla 78 30 31 34 61
M. Lucic 80 24 35 30 59
B. Marchand 82 25 28 36 53
R. Smith 82 20 31 28 51
C. Soderberg 73 16 32 4 48
Z. Chara 77 17 23 25 40
T. Krug 79 14 26 18 40
L. Eriksson 61 10 27 14 37
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 36 15 6 .930 2.04
C. Johnson 17 4 3 .925 2.10
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