This afternoon the Boston Bruins are playing in their third road game of their five-game stint against the Florida Panthers. They are coming off of a 4-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning where Nathan Horton struck Benny and the Bolts with the opening and closing goals.
The Bruins are coming off of their last two-day break before heading into today’s game and playing every other day for the rest of the season. They currently hold a 10-2-2 record and sit third in the Northeast Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference, playing the fewest amount of games thus far than any other teams in the Conference. The Panthers are currently 5-8-4 on the season coming off of a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday evening.
The Bruins currently hold a 6-1-1 record while playing on the road this season and have killed their last 17 penalties with perfection, earning them the best penalty killing advantage in the League at 94.4%. While their power play is still struggling to improve at a mere 13%, the Panthers don’t provide much more success registering only 17.4%.
- Brad Marchand helped lead the Bruins to the 4-2 victory against the Lightning when he scored his ninth goal of the season to regain the lead for Boston. Marchand currently leads the Bruins squad pacing them with 9 goals this season in just 13 games.
- Dougie Hamilton posted a pair of helpers in Thursday night’s game against the Lightning for his 7th and 8th helpers of the season.
- David Krejci is currently the Bruins points leader with 4 goals and 8 assists in 14 games this season playing a pivotal role for the bruins squad.
Anton Khudobin could potentially see some time between the pipes tonight to preserve Tuukka for the stretch of games to come, but no official word has been stated. Khudobin is 2-1-0 on the season and holds a .905 save percentage and 2.70 goals against average.
Today’s game is scheduled for 3:00pm EST and can be seen on New England Sports Network with commentary from Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley ro heard on 98.5 the Sports Hub. If you want to catch the game on line, check here.