Lightning coach Guy Boucher once again danced around the subject when asked who is starting goaltender would be in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals vs. the Bruins. The coach said starter Dwayne Roloson, who was pulled in Games 2 and 4, is "prepared," but offered little else as to whether it would be Roloson or Mike Smith between the pipes for Monday night.

"We're preparing like usual," Boucher said. "[Roloson] is preparing like he's prepared for other games. We're prepared."

Bruins coach Claude Julien said Monday that he will not bench defenseman Tomas Kaberle for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kaberle has had a pair of costly turnovers behind the Bruins' net that have led to Lightning goals this series, but the coach emphatically stated that he won't give up on the 33-year-old defenseman.

Former Bruins coach Mike Keenan joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the Eastern Conference finals, which resume Monday night at TD Garden with the tiebreaking Game 5.

Keenan, who coached the Bruins in the 2000-01 season, one of eight NHL teams he helmed, said the B's have to be hurting after blowing a big lead in Saturday's Game 4 loss to the Lightning.

Lightning coach Guy Boucher did not reveal who will start between the pipes Monday in speaking with reporters at TD Garden on Sunday. No. 1 goalie Dwayne Roloson has been pulled in two of the last three games and replaced by Mike Smith due to poor play, but the most the coach would offer was that Roloson is "getting ready" for Game 5 in Boston. 

TAMPA -- Well before scoring the go-ahead goal Saturday in Tampa Bay's 5-3 win over the Bruins, Simon Gagne had a earned the reputation in Boston as a Bruins killer. Asked after the game if his third-period, go-ahead tally was just another example, Gagne said he'll hold off on nicknames until the series is over. 

TAMPA -- Despite coming on and stopping all 21 shots he face to help his team come back from an early 3-0 hole, Lightning goalie Mike Smith doesn't think he'll get the call to start Game 5 Monday night in Boston. Smith came on with 2:02 left in the first period after Dwayne Roloson allowed a shorthanded goal to Patrice Bergeron, the third against him in nine shots. 

TAMPA – Never is the importance of something made clearer than when it isn’t present. 



TAMPA -- Patrice Bergeron scored twice in the first period, including a shorthanded tally with 2:02 left in the opening 20 minutes that put the Bruins up, 3-0. Then he watched as the Bruins lost all of their momentum in the second period and gave up five unanswered goals in a 5-3 loss to the Lightning in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals at St. Pete Times Forum. 

TAMPA -- After blowing a 3-0 lead to the Lightning in a 5-3 loss in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, Tim Thomas said the Bruins were simply a victim of their own mistakes and lack of hustle. 

"We got outworked," Thomas said. "They took over, they outplayed us, they started getting scoring chances and we stopped getting scoring chances. 

TAMPA -- Simon Gagne turned back the clock to Game 7 of the 2010 Eastern semifinals when he scored with 14:06 left in the third period to lead the Lightning over the Bruins, 5-3, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals at St. Pete Times Forum. For the Bruins, it was a cruel case of history repeating as Gagne's goal capped a rally that wiped out an early 3-0 Boston lead. The series is now tied, 2-2, heading back to Boston for Game 5 Monday.