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Brian Boyle | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 244
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Brian Boyle scored for the Bolts in their Game 1 playoff loss to Detroit on Thursday night.
The Lightning were stymied time and time again by Wings netminder Petr Mrazek, who made 44 saves. Boyle pitched in 15 goals during the regular season and also had eight points in 25 playoff games with the Rangers last year. Apr 16 - 11:31 PM

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Don't be surprised if you see 6'7" Brian Boyle on the ice in front of the opposition's net during the Lightning power play.

That's exactly where he practised Friday afternoon. In fact, Boyle was a regular participant on Tampa's first unit during Friday's scrimmages. Bolts' coach Jon Cooper wants more traffic in front of the opposition's net and what better way to accomplish that by putting the giant Boyle in the face of the other team's goalie. Boyle could get some deflection or rebound points in this position so consider picking him up if you need a short-term scoring boost.
Mar 28 - 9:23 AM

Brian Boyle netted a goal in Tampa Bay's 3-2 loss to Nashville on Thursday night.

The gritty 30-year-old now has 23 points in 75 games this season as well as 52 penalty minutes and a +3 rating.
Mar 27 - 1:12 AM

Brian Boyle will suit up to the right of Jonathan Drouin and Valtteri Filppula to form Tampa Bay's third line on Saturday versus the Jets.

Boyle has had his best season since his 20-goal campaign for the Rangers back in 2010-11. Through 69 games this season, Boyle has put up 14 goals (three short handed), 21 points, 50 PIMs, 55 blocks and 122 hits along with half of his 762 draws this season.
Source: Corey Long
Mar 14 - 5:55 PM

Coach Jon Cooper likes Brian Boyle's versatility.

"I can't say enough about what Brian does for us," Cooper said. "He wins us big draws. He'll block that big shot for you. Now, we've gotten a little thin on the (defensive) corps (and) you can put him back there and he seems to make plays all over the ice for us. Coupled with the fact that the kid has played deep into the playoffs for the past few years, it's what you need." Boyle helped fill in on the back end on Sunday when Luke Witkowski missed some time. He has chipped in 12 goals and 17 points in 55 games.
Feb 10 - 9:12 AM

Brian Boyle scored two goals in Tampa Bay's 5-3 win over Anaheim on Sunday.

Boyle's first goal opened the scoring in the game and his second goal extended the Lightning's lead to 4-1. The 30-year-old has been a nice addition to Tampa Bay's bottom-six forward group. Boyle now has 12 goals and 17 points in 55 games. Valtteri Filppula, Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Callahan also scored for Tampa Bay. Boyle was named the game's first star.
Feb 8 - 8:19 PM

Brian Boyle tallied his 10th goal of the season Tuesday, but the Lightning fell to Carolina by a score of 4-2.

With his second shorthanded goal of the campaign, Boyle reaches double-digit markers for the third time in his career. Despite the productive season by his standards, he's likely not worth a look in your fantasy league. Cedric Paquette also found the back of the net in the loss.
Jan 28 - 12:21 AM

Brian Boyle ended a 14-game scoring drought on Tuesday night.

He scored his sixth goal of the season in a 5-3 loss to Washington. Boyle also won five of his seven faceoffs in the match. He's a good role player for the Lightning, but he shouldn't be on your radar in standard leagues.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 11:40:00 AM

Brian Boyle scored a shorthanded goal in Thursday's 5-2 win over Calgary.

He also finished the match with six shots on goal. Boyle has a reputation as a good penalty killer, but that was just his second shorthanded goal of his career. He has seven points in 13 games.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 08:15:00 AM

Brian Boyle tallied two goals, including the game winner, in a 7-3 blowout of Arizona on Tuesday.

He also won 14 of his 21 faceoffs in the match. Boyle has five points in 10 games this season after he recorded a total of 18 over 82 contests in 2013-14 with the Rangers.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Brian Boyle potted his first goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 loss to Edmonton.

He opened the scoring in the contest early in the second period. The towering center has three points in six games with the Lightning this campaign.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 10:13:00 AM

Brian Boyle is eager to get some work in the preseason with Tampa Bay.

"I'm excited to play in an exhibition game so hopefully I can make a couple of mistakes and learn from the standpoint of the coaches and the way we go about trying to put it into play," Boyle said. "It's going to be a work in progress, but as far as getting into an exhibition game, I'm not as concerned about when because I played a lot of games last year, so I want to be 100 percent ready." Boyle inked a three-year deal with the Lightning in the summer after playing the last five seasons of his career with the New York Rangers. He's expected to be in the lineup for Friday's exhibition match against Dallas.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 09:51:00 AM

Brian Boyle is expected to replace Nate Thompson, who was traded to the Ducks, on Tampa Bay's fourth line.

The defensive-minded center will also get a position on the club's penalty kill, so he'll basically have the same role he had with the New York Rangers. Boyle will add some size to the Lightning's forward group and he's eager to help them reach the next level.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Brian Boyle has signed a three-year, $6 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Boyle had 18 points and 56 penalty minutes in 82 games with the New York Rangers in 2013-14. He's a solid bottom-six forward, but he doesn't have much value in standard fantasy league.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 05:32:00 PM

The Jets are among the teams that have talked with Brian Boyle.

Boyle is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He earned $1.8 million last season, and should be due for a raise, which makes it tough to gauge whether the Rangers will be able to re-sign him. Boyle is a great penalty killer and bottom-six player who seems to raise his game even more in the playoffs.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Brenden Morrow
5Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mark Barberio
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy