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Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden.
TV Broadcast: NESN, FSFL
Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub
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Tomas Fleischmann - Jussi Jokinen -Brad Boyes
Scottie Upshall - Nick Bjugstad - Jimmy Hayes
Tomas Kopecky - Derek MacKenzie - Shawn Thornton
Colby Robak - Vincent Trocheck - Rocco Grimaldi
Brian Campbell - Aaron Ekblad
Willie Mitchell - Dmitry Kulikov
Dylan Olsen - Erik Gudbranson
IR: Brandon Pirri, Dave Bolland, Aleksander Barkov, Sean Bergenheim, Jonathan Huberdeau
Milan Lucic - Chris Kelly - Seth Griffith
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Matt Fraser - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Simon Gagne
Dennis Seidenberg -Dougie Hamilton
Joe Morrow - Adam McQuaid
David Warsofsky - Zach Trotman
IR: Kevan Miller, Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug, David Krejci
- The silver linings of a robust IR list have prevailed. I'm all about that Fraz, bout that Fraz, no treble. David Krejci is day-to-day with the same hip injury from earlier this season. Besides, look at the big picture. The Bruins are in the midst of a 6 game stretch against (at best) historically mediocre teams. It's early in November. If key players must suffer injuries, this isn't the worst time. On Saturday, veterans looked like veterans and rookie defensemen proved they can handle pressure.
- Florida has only scored 14 non-shootout goals this season, the fewest in the league. Apparently Shawn Thornton is looking for a 15th. Thornton has only fought once this season. Maybe he's a changed man, maybe he's responding to a stricter league policy, or maybe he'll drop the gloves tonight.
- Despite a struggling offense, the Panthers have showcased impressive defense. In his past two games, goaltender Roberto Luongo has stopped 66 of 68 shots. "The puck is hitting me," said Luongo, rivaling Brad Marchand for most riveting speakers of the NHL. Still, as long as the Bruins avoid playing down to the Panthers tonight (still shuddering about overtime against the Sabres), there's no reason for concern.
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