TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Boston and Tampa Bay have played a pair of surprisingly high scoring games and the trend might continue in the Eastern Conference finals.
The series is tied 1-1 and the teams have combined for 18 goals.
That kind of offense seemed unlikely heading into the matchup with the top two playoff goalies this season: the Lightning's Dwayne Roloson and the Bruins' Tim Thomas. Both allowed an average of two goals a game through the opening two playoff rounds.
Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos says one reason is the series features "two teams that know how to score."
Game 3 is Thursday night in Tampa.