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Bruins vs. Lightning: Live stream, start time, TV Channel, how to watch NHL Game 3 of Stanley Cup quarterfinal series (Wednesday, Aug. 26)

MassLive.com logo MassLive.com 8/26/2020 By Matt Vautour, masslive.com

Aug. 26 - Game 3: Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Start time: 8 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports Network

Online: NBC Sports Online 5/8 fuboTV (free trial)5/8 Hulu+ Live TV

Series: Series is tied 1-1

Home team: Boston will technically be the home team at Scotiabank Arena for Game 3. It will have the right to change lines last. The Bruins will wear black jerseys.

Schedule/results

Game 1: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2

Game 2: Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3 (OT)

Game 3: Wednesday, Aug. 26 -Tampa Bay vs. Boston, 8 p.m., NBCSN

Game 4: Friday, Aug. 28 - Tampa Bay vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m. USA Network

Game 5: Sunday, Aug. 30 - Boston vs. Tampa Bay 8 p.m., NBC

If necessary

Game 6: Tuesday, Sept. 1 - Tampa Bay vs. Boston TBD

Game 7: Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Boston vs. Tampa Bay TBD

History:

The Bruins have a 22-21 record in game threes when tied in a series 1-1 ... The Lightning have an 8-6 record in game threes when tied in a series 1-1.

The Bruins have a 25-17 all-time record in best-of-seven series when they have been tied 1-1 ... The Lightning have an 8-6 all-time record in best-of-seven series when they have been tied 1-1.

Series notes:

With Game 5 now a certainty, the NHL announced Tuesday night that the Bruins and Lightning will play at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Nick Ritchie had a goal Tuesday for his first point in six games this post-season.

Brad Marchand had two goals Tuesday and now has 3-1=4 totals in the two games of this series ... He has 6-5=11 totals in six of his last seven games ... It is his 29th career multiple-point playoff game, tying Phil Esposito for second-most in team history.

Anders Bjork had an assist Tuesday for his first point in nine games this postseason.

David Pastrnak had two assists Tuesday and now has 2-6=8 totals in his last four games played this postseason, including 1-3=4 totals in the two games of this series.

Torey Krug had an assist Tuesday and now has single assists each in four of his last six games, including each game of this series.

Sean Kuraly had an assist Tuesday and now has 1-1=2 totals in two of his last five games.

Patrice Bergeron played his 146th playoff game as a Bruin Tuesday, passing Wayne Cashman into third on the team’s all-time post- season games played list.

Marchand’s goal in the second period was his 93rd career playoff point, passing Bobby Orr into sole possession of seventh place on the team’s all-time playoff points list.

Marchand’s second goal of the game was his 36th career playoff goal, tying Ray Bourque for eighth place on the team’s all-time playoff goals list.

David Pastrnak’s two assists are his 50th & 51st NHL playoff points in his 49th post-season game played ... He is the seventh ac- tive player to score 50th career playoff points in less than 50 games.

Related content:

Boston Bruins fall to Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in overtime in Game 2 as series draws even

Bruins’ Bruce Cassidy still deciding if Jaroslav Halak or rookie Dan Vladar will start Game 3, Wednesday

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