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. 

TAMPA – We’ve gotten to know the Bruins pretty well over the 99 games they have played this season. No. 100 could be their last. 

TAMPA -- Bruins coach Claude Julien said he "disagreed" with the officiating in Wednesday's Game 6 loss to the Lightning. The Bruins had five power plays to the Lightning's four, but players and the coach took issue with some of the calls. What made matters worse in Julien's eyes were the fact that the calls came on the very day that Tampa coach Guy Boucher called referee Eric Furlatt "lopsided" in favor of the Bruins this postseason. Entering the game, Furlatt had called 24 penalties on the Lightning, as opposed to nine on the Bruins. 

TAMPA -- Despite the suggestion by Claude Julien that the officials may have been influenced by Lightning coach Guy Boucher, center Patrice Bergeron said the Bruins need to take some responsibility for surrendering three power play goals. 

"We have to stay disciplined against a team like them," Bergeron said. "Tonight, they did a good job on their power play but still, we could've been better on the power play. 

TAMPA -- After becoming the first Bruins player since Cam Neely to record a playoff hat trick, David Krejci said the disappointed Bruins can still take solace in the fact they have one game on home ice to win to get to the Stanley Cup finals. 

"It's tough, frustrating obviously, but that's why you work all season to get home ice advantage, and now we have it," Krejci said. "Game 7 in our building and in front of our fans, it's going to be exciting."

TAMPA -- Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell each scored twice to offset a playoff hat trick by David Krejci as the Lightning held on to beat the Bruins, 5-4, in Game 6 Wednesday night at St. Pete Times Forum. After complaining about his team not getting an equal amount of power play chances, Lightning coach Guy Boucher watched as his team scored on its first three opportunities en route to forcing a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night at TD Garden.  

TAMPA -- Guy Boucher is aware of a lot of things, a long list that even includes phantom Tim Thomas quotes. Given that, it should come as no surprise that he is aware that Eric Furlatt, one of the referees for Wednesday's Game 6, has been much nicer to the Bruins this postseason than he has been to the Lightning. 

The Lightning coach -- without mentioning Furlatt by name -- noted on Wednesday that Furlatt has called 24 penalties against Tampa, as opposed to nine against Boston during the playoffs.

TAMPA -- Bruins rookie standout Brad Marchand admitted Wednesday morning, just hours before Game 6, that the pressure is on the Bruins to close out the Lightning Wednesday night and avoid sending the Eastern Conference finals back to Boston for a Game 7 Friday night at TD Garden. 

"Yeah, we want to," Marchand said. "There's definitely a lot of pressure. If it goes to a Game 7, anything can happen and it's a situation we don't really want to be in. We have to make sure we put our best game forward tonight and give ourselves the best opportunity. 

NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to offer his views on the Eastern Conference finals. The Bruins are in Tampa for Game 6 Wednesday night, holding a 3-2 series lead.