Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins: Live stream, TV info, How to watch/listen

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The Tampa Bay Lightning prepares to take on one of their toughest and most important challenges of the season as they travel to the TD Garden to take on the Boston Bruins.

Saying the Tampa Bay Lightning has been struggling lately may be a bit of an understatement. Following a disheartening loss to the next-to-last team in the National Hockey League, the Arizona Coyotes, the Lightning will embark on one of their most crucial journeys of the season.

Tonight, the Lightning makes their way to the TD Garden to take one of their biggest Atlantic Division rivals, the Boston Bruins. Needless to say, the Bruins have had the Lightning’s number so far this season. The Bruins have topped the Bolts in both meetings they’ve had so far this season.

Right now, the Bruins are a mere two points away from overtaking the Lightning in the Atlantic Division. In other words, if the Bruins walk away with the victory tonight, they will officially tie the Bolts in the Atlantic and have a much bigger chance of taking away the first place spot.

While this is most certainly not the end of the world considering the Lightning has already clinched their berth in the postseason, positioning can have a serious impact on the outcome of the playoffs and the Lightning should do everything within their power to hold onto the top spot heading into the end of the regular season.

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The last time these two teams met in the center of the ice, the Bruins were hurting quite a bit. While some improvement has been made, the team is still missing some of the key pieces of their game.

According to Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney, captain Zdeno Chara, forwards David Backes and Jake DeBrusk, and defenseman Charlie McAvoy have all resumed skating today. The only injured player who has not resumed skating at this point is forward Rick Nash.

The simple fact of the matter is if the Lightning wants to be in the best possible position heading into the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, they are going to have to improve their game and get back to the winning ways they started off with this season.

Everyone here in the Bolts Nation knows what the Lightning are capable of when they have their heads in the game. This is why the last couple of weeks have been so frustrating for the fans. Despite the injuries, the team has everything they need to get the job done. All it will take is focus, passion, and drive to get the job done.

While everyone here in the Bolts Nation anxiously awaits puck drop tonight from Boston, let’s take a closer look at all the information one will need to stay on top of the action between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins.

Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins
Venue: TD Garden
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Date: Thursday, March 29,, 2018   
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
TV Info: Fox Sports Florida, SN, TVAS, NESN
Radio Info: Lightning Radio on 970WFLA or TBL Power Play on iHeartRadio
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go App in the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store 

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The Lightning comes to a crossroads tonight in Boston. This will be a great indicator as to how the postseason is going to play out for the boys in blue. Win or lose, if they can play a solid game against the Bruins and actually make them work for every inch they get, the Lightning will be in a good spot heading into the postseason. If not, the Lightning could be in some serious trouble come the second week in April.