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The Bruins (18-11-7) will look to continue their winning ways this afternoon in the Sunshine State, in the first half of a pair of games down in Florida. Today they begin with the Florida Panthers (16-16-7), a team that has been on the cusp of the playoff picture since the season’s beginning.
This will be the second meeting of the year for these two teams. In the first matchup, the two teams skated to a scoreless tie through 65 minutes of regulation and overtime, before Cory Stillman put one past Tim Thomas in the fourth round of the shootout to give the Panthers a 1-0 win.
Let’s look at a few more notes before today’s skate…