Final

Series (Game 3 of 4)

Boston leads 3-1

Game 1: Monday, October 10th
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Game 2: Friday, December 30th
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Game 3: Saturday, January 7th
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Game 4: Saturday, February 11th
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Lightning 3

(21-19-3, 45 pts)

Bruins 6

(16-19-6, 38 pts)

5:00 PM ET, January 7, 2006

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

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BOS 1 3 26

P. Axelsson (Bruins - F): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

M. Jurcina (Bruins - D): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

V. Prospal (Lightning - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

Tampa Bay (21-18-3) at Boston (15-19-6) 5:00 pm EST

Tampa Bay (21-18-3) at Boston (15-19-6) 5:00 pm EST

BOSTON (Ticker) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have not struck in "Beantown" in nearly 12 years.

The defending Stanley Cup champions try to snap a stunning 20-game winless streak in Boston when they take on the Bruins for the third time this season.

The Bruins have 15 wins and five ties in their last 20 home games against the Lightning since a 3-0 loss on April 9, 1994. This season, the teams have met twice in Tampa Bay with Boston winning both meetings by a combined 6-3 margin.

The Lightning won the first two games of their four-game road trip before falling in Buffalo, 3-1, on Thursday.

Reigning MVP Martin St. Louis scored the lone goal for Tampa Bay, which went 0-for-4 with the power play and was unable to generate much offense against the red-hot Sabres and netminder Ryan Miller.

Tampa Bay might again have a tough time scoring against Boston, which has allowed a total of four goals in its last three games.

In Thursday's 4-2 triumph over Ottawa, rookie Brad Boyes and Travis Green scored third-period goals and Glen Murray added a goal and an assist for the Bruins, who have not won consecutive games since December 1-3.

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