The Boston Bruins should be rested after traveling to the Sunshine State for a pair of games in a four-day period. The Bruins, who last played at Winnipeg on Sunday, attempt to improve their 4-1-1 record in February when they play at the revived Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. The extra rest came at a good time for Boston, which had seven players miss a practice on Tuesday with flu-like symptoms. The Bruins have lost in regulation only once in seven road games, allowing 15 goals - and just one on the power play.The Lightning appear to be turning it around, winning two straight after a six-game winless streak. Tampa Bay's offense, which had gone cold, has produced 16 goals in the last four games. Lightning forwards Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis are both among the league's top scorers with 22 points.TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, NHL Network, NESN (Boston), SunSports (Tampa).ABOUT THE BRUINS (9-2-2): Boston stands three points behind Montreal in the Northeast Division, but has three games in hand. The Bruins reportedly had everyone back on the ice for practice in Tampa on Wednesday - including left wing Milan Lucic, who missed the Winnipeg game for personal reasons. Boston is getting it done despite having only one player with double-digit points - David Krejci (12). Brad Marchand leads the Bruins with eight goals - four more than any teammate. Tyler Seguin, who has three goals, would give the Bruins a boost on a struggling power play (13 percent) if he could get on track.ABOUT THE LIGHTNING (8-6-1): Coach Guy Boucher said the Lightning allowed only one good scoring chance in the first 55 minutes of a 4-2 victory against Toronto on Tuesday. Boucher was pleased with that, even though the Lightning got a little loose in the final five minutes with a multiple-goal lead. Tampa Bay had struggled with turnovers and the breakdowns it created through its winless stretch. "If you spend too much time in your zone, you're going to make a mistake no matter how good you are defensively," Boucher said. Left wing Benoit Pouliot continues shine, collecting 12 points in his last 10 games.OVERTIME1. The Lightning are 82-33-13 when Stamkos scores a goal since the start of the 2009-10 season.2. Boston is the top penalty-killing team on the road in the NHL, and the Lightning have the top home power play (35 percent).3. The home team has won eight straight times in the series.PREDICTION: Lightning 3, Bruins 2.