Artyukhin tries to lead the Lightning to their first road
victory over the Boston Bruins in nearly 12 years Saturday when
the teams face off for the fourth time this season.
Tampa Bay has not won in Boston since April 9, 1994, going
0-16-5 in that stretch.
However, the Lightning do come into the game with momentum,
having won nine of their last 12 games. In Thursday's 5-3
triumph over Carolina, Artyukhin and Fredrik Modin scored
first-period goals to help Tampa Bay rally from a 2-0 deficit
against the top team in the Eastern Conference.
Boston is coming off its third loss in four games with
Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to New Jersey. Wayne Primeau had
tied the game with under eight minutes remaining before the
Bruins came up short in the extra session.
Tim Thomas made 31 saves but fell to 8-2-4 on the season. It
was just the fourth time in 14 starts that he allowed more than
The Bruins have won all three meetings between the teams this
season, including a 6-3 triumph in the lone matchup here January