The Bruins will try to inch closer to a playoff berth tonight when they host the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. The Bruins will try to carry the momentum from Tuesday night's 1-0 OT win over the New Jersey Devils, while the Panthers will attempt to snap a 4-game losing streak after a 6-2 beating at the hands of the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
Boston Bruins Injuries
Florida Panthers Injuries
- Former Bruin Byron Bitz did not make the trip with the Panthers. He is dealing with an elbow injury.
- The Panthers enter the game 10 points out of the playoff picture with 6 games left on the schedule.
- Panthers are without some key players and they have been a skid lately, but the Bruins can't take this team lightly. A team that is looking to play spoiler and finish of a road trip on a positive note can be a very dangerous team to play.
- Several Bruins will be sporting new looks after taking part in Toucher & Rich's annual Cuts for a Cause event.
- I would expect to see Tuukka Rask in goal again tonight.
- The Panthers own the worst power play in the league (14.7%).
- Florida also gives up the most shots per game (34.2%).
- The Bruins are hosting Samuel Adams Bru Fest before the game.
- Game starts at 7:00 and can be seen on NESN. Public Skate open thread starts at 6:30.
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