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Bruins vs. Panthers Preview: Lu-lu-lu-LUONGO TIME

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Jared Wickerham

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 5:00 PM, BB&T Center. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site:  Litter Box Cats

SBN Game Site: Bruins vs Panthers coverage

Records: Bruins 40-17-5 (85 pts) vs. Panthers 24-32-7 (55 pts)

Panthers Lines:

Sean Bergenheim - Nick Bjugstad - Brad Boyes
Brandon Pirri - Jonathan Huberdeau - Jesse Winchester
Tomas Fleischmann - Vincent Trocheck - Scottie Upshall
Krys Barch - Scott Gomez - Jimmy Hayes
Brian Campbell - Tom Gilbert
Dmitry Kulikov - Ed Jovanovski
Dylan Olsen - Erik Gudbranson
Roberto Luongo
Dan Ellis

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Carl Soderberg - Chris Kelly - Loui Eriksson
Shawn Thornton - Gregory Campbell - Daniel Paille
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski - Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Game Notes:

  • No seriously Luongo. He even dug out his old mask from 2006 so that he'd be all matchy-matchy. It's so awesome to see how happy he is to be "home."
  • The Panthers are giving out Tim Thomas bobbleheads tonight. Everything about this just makes me yearn for the buddy cop comedy that never will be.
  • Outside of Brad Boyes, Jonathan Huberdeau, and Nick Bjugstad, this Panthers' offense looks ridiculously meager. How does this team have 55 points?
  • On the Bruins' side, pretty much status quo. Meszaros shows no signs of actually getting into the lineup. Odds are Chad Johnson will get tonight's start to spell Tuukka Rask.