Former Bruins winger Shawn McEachern joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the Eastern Conference finals, which the Bruins evened up with a 6-5 victory over the Lightning in Game 2 Tuesday night. McEachern, a Waltham native who went on to star at Boston University and win a Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 1992, now coaches the hockey team at The Rivers School in Weston.

It was a sight nobody was sure they would ever see — at least not this season, anyway. 



While the Bruins were hanging on for dear life, coach Claude Julien admitted to feeling exactly what every Bruins fan was feeling watching the third period of Tuesday night's Game 2 win over the Lightning at TD Garden. The Bruins were lucky to get away with a 6-5 regulation win to even the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece.

Following one of the most stunning playoff performances by a rookie in Bruins history, 19-year-old Tyler Seguin took it all in stride. Seguin, playing in just his second playoff game after the concussion to Patrice Bergeron in the final game of the second round, took over and amazed the TD Garden crowd with a second-period performance for the ages. 

In one of the most electrifying playoff performances by a rookie in the team's long history, 19-year-old Tyler Seguin had two goals and two assists in Boston's five-goal second period as the Bruins held off the Lightning, 6-5, Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden. The series is now even, 1-1, as it shifts to Tampa Bay for Games 3 and 4 Thursday and Saturday at the St. Pete Times Forum. 

 Bruins center Patrice Bergeron did not take the ice for warmups prior to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, indicating that he will not play. It will be the second straight game missed for Bergeron due to a concussion. Coach Claude Julien had said earlier in the day that if the center took the ice for warmups, he would play.

“As far as Bergeron is concerned, I think if he’s in, you’re going to see him in the warmups,” Julien said.

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Bruins center Marc Savard will be at Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals between the B's and Lightning, marking his first return to TD Garden since being shut down for the season on Feb. 7.

The Bruins had only two absences for their morning skate Tuesday, with forwards Mark Recchi and Milan Lucic the only players to miss the skate. Recchi does not take part in postseason morning skates, while Lucic could have been given the morning off due to a shot off the foot he took from Tyler Seguin on Monday.

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron will not play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Lightning Tuesday night, according to the Boston Globe. Bergeron has been out with a concussion since leaving Game 4 of the conference semifinals following a hit from Philadelphia's Claude Giroux. 

Bergeron began skating on Sunday, and has skated each day since. He has not been cleared for contact yet, which was made evident by his leaving Monday's practice (his first with the team since suffering the concussion) early. 

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas offered some perspective on losing Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals to the Lightning on Saturday night when he met the media on Monday, following the team's first full practice since falling behind in the series. 

"You think about it but it's on the outside of your thinking," Thomas said when asked if he were nervous about Game 2 drawing closer on Tuesday night. "As the game draws closer, you think about it more. We had two days off, so naturally you're going to be thinking about the game more tonight than [Sunday].