Game Day Preview: Game 28, Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins

SUNRISE FL - NOVEMBER 24: Mike Weaver #43 of the Florida Panthers attempts to check Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins off the puck on November 24 2010 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise Florida. The Bruins defeated the Panthers 3-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Florida: 15-8-4 (34PTS)
Boston: 17-8-1 (35PTS)
Season Series: 0-0-0
Game Time: 7 PM EST
Television: Fox Sports Florida, NESN
Radio: 560 WQAM

Tonight, the Panthers face off against their future conference rivals the Boston Bruins. The Bruins are currently one point ahead of the Panthers and sitting at second place in the Eastern Conference. The Panthers picked up some muscle yesterday. Former Star Krys Barch will meet the team and play on the fourth line with Mikael Samuelsson and Tim Kennedy. Samuelsson is making his Panthers debut tonight after being on IR for several weeks following his trade from the Canucks. The Panthers have an opportunity to move to second in the conference tonight. Either the Flyers or the Penguins will have the top spot at the end of the night, depending on the outcome of their game.

More from our Boston cohorts at Stanley Cup of Chowder.
Panthers vs Bruins coverage at SB Nation.
TSN Preview.
LBC Game Thread will open 30 minutes prior to puck drop.

News and Notes

Last meeting

Milan Lucic and Tim Thomas led the Bruins past the Panthers 2-1 in Boston in January.

Last game

The Panthers edged the Capitals 5-4 in Sunrise to extend their Southeast Division lead to 7 points.



  • F Scottie Upshall (hip), 11/10, 6 to 8 weeks
  • F Matt Bradley (undisclosed), 11/16, 1 week
  • F Marcel Goc (undisclosed head injury), 11/16, day to day

Healthy Scratches

  • D Keaton Ellerby
  • F Evgenii Dadonov

Starting goaltenders:

Jose Theodore will face off against Tim Thomas.


  1. Fleischmann-Weiss-Versteeg
  2. Kopecky-Santorelli-Sturm
  3. Bergenheim-Matthias-Skille
  4. Barch-Kennedy-Samuelsson
  1. Campbell-Garrison
  2. Jovanovski-Gudbranson
  3. Kulikov-Weaver
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