Lightning forward Sean Bergenheim is out Tampa's lineup for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals vs. the Bruins. Bergenheim missed Game 6 with an undisclosed lower body injury suffered in Game 5 of the series. Coach Guy Boucher said Friday mornign that it was "doubtful" Bergenheim would play in Game 7, though he did participate in team's warmup prior to the game.

Prior to suffering his injury, Bergenheim's nine goals led all postseason players. David Krejci and Martin St. Louis are tied for the lead with 10. 

Longtime NHL star Jeremy Roenick joined The Big Show on Friday afternoon to discuss the Bruins-Lightning series and the excitement of Game 7. A veteran of six Game 7s, Roenick -- the third American-born player to join the 500-goals club -- suggested that "there are going to be a lot of nervous guys, a lot of guys praying to the porcelain god before the game. I’ve seen it happen."

Versus NHL analyst Ed Olczyk joined the Mut & Merloni show Friday to talk about the Eastern Conference finals Game 7 showdown between the Bruins and Lightning.

Olczyk made a comment during the Game 6 broadcast about Bruins coach Claude Julien needing to mix up the lines to get more consistent offense. While he acknowledged Friday, "I think Claude has pushed a lot of the right buttons," he stood by his analysis.

Lightning coach Guy Boucher said Friday morning that forward Sean Bergenheim is "doubtful" for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals vs. the Bruins. Bergenheim, who has not played since leaving Game 5 of the series with an undisclosed lower body injury, participated in the team's morning skate Friday, as he did Wednesday before missing Game 6.

After falling behind, 5-3,  more than halfway through the third period of Game 6, the Bruins and their first line ramped up the pressure put on Lightning goaltender Dwayne Roloson in what would eventually be a 5-4 loss. First-line left wing Milan Lucic, who had a first-period goal and assisted the third goal of David Krejci's hat trick, hopes that the Bruins' late surge in Game 6 can extend throughout Friday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Hockey Night in Canada analyst and former Bruin Garry Galley joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about Game 7 between the Bruins and Lightning.

Galley said the Bruins have the edge because of home-ice advantage and Tim Thomas.

The Bruins will play their second Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs (after beating the Canadiens in the opening round) when they host the Lightning on Friday night. How do you see the game playing out? Cast your vote at the Big Bad Blog.

Longtime Bruins executive Harry Sinden joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, with the Bruins hosting the Lightning Friday night. Sinden, who was the team's general manager from 1972-2000, now serves as senior advisor to the owner and alternate governor.

Sinden expressed cautious optimism about the game. "I'm not sure they'll win. I'm almost sure they'll win," he said. "Tim Thomas is, of course the key, the number one factor as to whether we win, for sure."

Bruins president Cam Neely told WAAF's Greg Hill on Thursday morning that the home-ice advantage afforded Boston for Friday's Game 7 should mean a big edge for the Bruins.

"That's why you play all year — for home-ice advantage," Neely said. "And it should be for us. We've been in this position before — in the first round, I think we learned a great deal from it. We understand that as the game goes on, you want to try and separate yourself from the other team, and that's what we want to do [Friday] night."

BEDFORD -- One day after a complaint about officiating may have suggested Guy Boucher could be getting to him, Bruins coach Claude Julien said Thursday at Hanscom Field that he is not concerned with what the Lightning head coach is saying.