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“I can’t tell you right now whether he is in or not, and that’s being honest, but he’s certainly inching closer to making a return as long as there are no setbacks,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “But all I can tell you is that we can probably make a decision on whether he is going to be OK to go or not.”

Third-line winger Sean Bergenheim has eight goals in 13 playoff games, and began a stretch of three Tampa Bay goals in 85 seconds in the first period of the Lightning’s 5-2 opening-game victory.

“I think from our perspective, we’re happy that we’ve scored five goals in both games,” Stamkos said. “But there’s no way it’s acceptable to allow six (Tuesday), and we need to find a way to address that.”

Notes: Boucher doesn’t expect Pavel Kubina (undisclosed upper-body injury) to play in Game 3, but said the defenseman is making progress. Kubina hasn’t played since the first game of the Washington series when his head went into the glass on a hit. … Julien said Seguin will be in Thursday’s lineup whether or not Bergeron returns.