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The Bruins (8-7-2) will look to extend their season-long winning streak to three Thursday night, when they wrap up their short four-game homestand hosting the Florida Panthers (5-9-1) at TD Garden.
While Boston is still looking for a more consistent presence on the offensive end of the ice without scorers Marc Savard and Milan Lucic in the lineup, the team’s defensive performance has been nothing short of outstanding as of late. Boston’s last seven opponents have been held to two goals or fewer, highlighted by two shutouts by Tim Thomas, including Tuesday night’s 3-0 blanking of the Stanley Cup champs, the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Here now, a small handful of stat nuggets about the opponent, the Florida Panthers, a team that is thankful that the Carolina Hurricanes are in their division, otherwise the Panthers would be cellar-dwellers. Florida is a boring team with no stars, plain and simple. Here’s hoping Boston doesn’t treat this as a “trap game,” as this should be a very favorable matchup for the Black & Gold.
Tags: Boston Bruins, Cory Stillman, David Booth, Dominic Moore, Florida Panthers, Ice Breakers, Kamil Kreps, Nathan Horton, Nick Tarnasky, Radek Dvorak, Scott Clemmensen, Steven Reinprecht, Tomas Vokoun