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Thursday night: Playoff points to watch

No. 3 Boston Bruins at No. 5 Tampa Bay Lightning (Series tied at 1), 8 p.m. ET

  • Boston's Tyler Seguin is the first NHL player to record six or more points in his first two career playoff games since 1982 when Barry Pederson (7), Dale Hawerchuk (6) and Mikko Leinonen (6) all did so on the same two days (April 7-8). Leinonen did so with no points in his first game.

  • The winner of Game 2 in the conference finals has gone on to win all 10 previous series since the lockout.

  • Since 2006, three out of four teams that won Game 1 of the conference finals on the road went on to win the series.

  • After posting a 2.03 goals-against average and .937 save percentage in the first two rounds of the playoffs, Tim Thomas has a 4.51 GAA and a .878 save percentage in the past two games.