Bruins vs. Panthers Preview: What, No Timmy?

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Records: Bruins 8-5-1 vs. Panthers 3-8-4

Panthers Lines:

Tomas Fleischmann - Jonathan Huberdeau - Aleksander Barkov
Scottie Upshall - Jesse Winchester - Nick Bjugstad
Tomas Kopecky - Marcel Goc - Kris Versteeg
Sean Bergenheim - Shawn Matthias - Brad Boyes
Ryan Whitney - Erik Gudbranson
Dmitry Kulikov - Mike Weaver
Brian Campbell - Tom Gilbert
Jacob Markstrom
Tim Thomas

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Loui Eriksson - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand
Reilly SmithChris Kelly - Carl Soderberg
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton
Adam McQuaid - Torey Krug
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Preview:

So no Tim Thomas in net tonight as he continues to recover from a lower body injury. Something tells me that maybe taking a year off from the game at 38 and expecting to hop right back in when all is said in done just isn't really working out for Timmy at this point. Which is sort of a damn shame, really.

The Panthers have won exactly as many games as the Sabres so far this year, and that's pretty gross. These two teams are dragging down the Flortheast, and that's unacceptable.

Old friend Brad Boyes is playing on the Panthers' fourth line right now; with Thomas out, look for oh...everyone to try to make that into the ~Boston connection of the night.~ Good times.

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