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Brian Boyle | Center | #11

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 243
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (26) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Brian Boyle scored a pair of goals in Tampa Bay's 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.
The Bolts appeared to open the scoring in the first period when Jonathan Drouin beat Matt Murray, but after review Drouin was called off-side. Boyle finally got the Bolts on the board with his goal at the 5:30 mark of the third period. He cut the Penguins lead to 3-2 just over seven minutes later. Unfortunately for Tampa, that's as close as they would come to tying the game. Boyle has five goals in 16 playoff games this postseason. Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final goes Thursday night in Pittsburgh. May 24 - 11:15 PM

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Brian Boyle scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Islanders in Game 3.

The Bolts battled back from 1-0, 3-2, and 4-3 deficits in this one. Forward Nikita Kucherov tied the game at four with 38 seconds remaining in the third period to force overtime. In the extra frame, it took Boyle just 2:48 seconds to bury the winner. There was some controversy leading up to the goal, as Boyle took Isles defenseman Thomas Hickey out of the play with a solid bodycheck. Boyle has two goals and 16 penalty minutes this postseason. Tampa Bay leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.
May 3 - 10:31 PM

Brian Boyle was ejected after laying out Dan Girardi late in the third period on Tuesday night.

It's not a pretty play, but Boyle leaned into Girardi who took a nasty spill which included thumping his head on the wall. Boyle received a five minute major and a game misconduct, exiting the game with a power play goal, his 13 overall goal of the season, and 15 PIMs over 20:34 of work.
Apr 5 - 10:09 PM

Brian Boyle contributed two assists in Tuesday's 6-2 win versus the Detroit Red Wings.

He helped set up both goals by Erik Condra in the match. Boyle has posted just five assists this season to go with 11 goals in 67 outings.
Mar 23 - 11:17 AM

Brian Boyle found the back of the net in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Boyle tied the game at one at the 6:33 mark of the third period. Anton Stralman picked up an assist on Tampa Bay's only goal. Boyle has 11 goals and 14 points in 64 games in 2015-16. After going 21 games without a goal, Boyle has scored twice in his last three contests.
Mar 15 - 10:53 PM

Brian Boyle scored a goal in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Boyle got the Bolts on the board with just under three minutes remaining in regulation. Anton Stralman and Alex Killorn picked up the assists on Tampa Bay's only goal. The 31-year-old has 10 goals and 13 points in 62 games this season.
Mar 11 - 10:11 PM

Brian Boyle (lower body) will return to the lineup on Tuesday night.

He missed Sunday's game due to the ailment. Boyle's return will bump Jonathan Marchessault into the press box as a healthy scratch.
Jan 19 - 11:11 AM

Mystery partly solved, Brian Boyle has a lower body injury.

Boyle blocked a shot Friday night against the Penguins, and is still recovering from the effects. It's not considered serious and is expected to play Tuesday against Edmonton.
Jan 17 - 5:06 PM

Brian Boyle should be considered day-to-day as he recovers from an undisclosed injury he suffered blocking a shot on Friday.

Boyle played just 7:27 against the Penguins that night, but Coach Jon Cooper says the injury isn't serious and expects him to play Tuesday against Edmonton. Through 39 games this season Boyle has 10 points with 30 blocks and 53 hits.
Jan 17 - 4:27 PM

Brian Boyle is not expected to play Sunday afternoon against the Panthers.

It's unclear what, if anything, is ailing the veteran center but we'll keep you posted as his status develops. Through 39 games this season Boyle has 10 points with 30 blocks and 53 hits.
Jan 17 - 4:10 PM

Brian Boyle (upper body) appears to be probable to return Monday night.

Boyle will be a game-time decision. He has been sidelined for two games after a heavy hit from Ottawa's Mark Borowiecki on Dec. 20. Boyle has 10 points in 31 games this year.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 11:15:00 AM

Brian Boyle (upper body) may return to action next week.

Coach Jon Cooper said Boyle should play by the end of Tampa Bay's homestand. He has been sidelined since last Sunday due to an upper-body injury.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 04:36:00 PM

Brian Boyle (upper body) will miss Tuesday's contest.

Boyle left Sunday's game after absorbing a hard hit from Ottawa's Mark Borowiecki. Boyle has eight goals and 10 points in 31 contests in 2015-16.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 06:07:00 PM

Brian Boyle sustained an upper-body injury and left Sunday's game early after a hard hit from Ottawa's Mark Borowiecki.

He was injured on the first shift of the game and wasn't able to return, while Borowiecki received a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct. Boyle may have suffered a concussion on the play.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 08:59:00 AM

Brian Boyle scored a shorthanded goal to lift the shorthanded Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jackets in Columbus Monday night.

With the game tied at 1-1, Boyle notched his eighth goal of the season with the Lightning a man short at 6:13 of the third period. Tampa Bay was using a shorthanded roster, as well. The Lightning dressed 11 forwards because of injuries and lost another in the first five minutes of the game. Lightning forward Joel Vermin sustained an upper-body injury five minutes into the game and did not return. Vermin, in his sixth NHL game, was recalled from Syracuse of the American Hockey League on Monday. Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Lightning in this one, his third of the season. It was an unassisted effort, giving his team a 1-0 lead at 11:11 of the second period.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 11:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cory Conacher
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
5Jeremy Morin
6Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Slater Koekkoek
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy