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Game 10: At onset of a challenging weekend, scorching hot B's buzz into Sunrise

The Jussinator: 19 points (6 goals) in 27 career games vs Boston.
The Jussinator: 19 points (6 goals) in 27 career games vs Boston.
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Florida Panthers (9GP 5-3-1 11P) vs Boston Bruins (8GP 4-3-1 9P)

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  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 4 (0-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs BOS: 34W-37L-6T 2OTL 4SOL 208GF 237GA
  • ALL-TIME vs BOS at FLA: 16W-17L-2T 1OTL 4SOL 114GF 116GA
  • LAST FIVE vs BOS: 2-2-1 11GF 13GA
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (3-3-1 .939/2.01 0SO), Rask (2-3-1 .874/3.67 1SO)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs BOS (reg season): 78GP 33G-65A 98P 6GW
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaBoston
  • NOTES: RW Logan Shaw was recalled from AHL Portland Thursday while D Dylan Olsen (no appearances) was sent the other way; Shaw has yet to see NHL regular season action and will likely slot in over the next 36 hours for his debut...Jaromir Jagr (lower body) remains day-to-day as of Friday morning; if pressed for a guess as to his return I'd say tomorrow vs Washington, but again, just a guess (UPDATE: he will not play tonight)...G Roberto Luongo suffered from dehydration in the latter portion of Tuesday's victory over Colorado; coach Gallant says he's fine; only question is in which game of the weekend set he will play (UPDATE 2: Lou gets the start vs BOS). His lifetime numbers vs Boston (14-13-1 2.40/.928 4SO) are a wee tad happier than backup Al Montoya's (1-1 3.27/.884 11GA 0SO), despite a fine run to begin the year...Former Cat Big Jimmy Hayes (8GP 3-5 8P) faces the Panthers for the first time since being dealt to the Broons for Reilly Smith (9GP 4-3 7P)...Win or lose this evening, Florida gets little rest as the Capitals are in town Saturday.
  • QUOTED: "My first year in Boston, it seemed we always cleaned up against the Panthers. Last year was definitely different. They were a lot stingier on defense, only let in one or two goals. We knew every game was going to be hard. We were both in for a dogfight." - Smith via the Miami Herald

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Last game for the Cats: 4-1 home win over Colorado on Tuesday. Past five: 2-2-1 16GF 13GA (streak: 2W)

Last game for the Broons: 6-0 pasting of the 'Yotes in Bahhhston on Tuesday.  Past five: 4-0-1 26GF 13GA (streak: 2W)

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NHL.com Preview:

The Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers split four games last season, with the home team winning each game. In their most recent game April 9 at BB&T Center, Jonathan Huberdeau scored the first of three Panthers goals in the third period en route to a 4-2 victory. Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen had three points in the four games. Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored three goals.

Thursday Post-Practice Video:

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Friday in the Atlantic Division (Standings / Panthers Playoff Chances):

  • Philadelphia (4-3-2 10P) at BUFFALO (3-7 6P), 7:00
  • TORONTO (1-5-2 4P) at NY Rangers (6-2-2 14P), 7:00
  • OTTAWA (4-3-2 10P) at DETROIT (4-4-1 9P), 7:30
  • MONTREAL (9-2 18P) at Calgary (2-7-1 5P), 9:00
  • Idle: TAMPA BAY (5-4-2 12P)

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Panthers, SoFla Media & Loyal Opposition on the Tweets

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