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Game 30: Recall those recent victories in previously "unwinnable" boroughs of St. Louis, Nashville & Columbus? Bring on the mojo, as Cats are 0-7-1 in Boston since December of 2011...

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Florida Panthers (14-11-4 32P) at Boston Bruins (15-9-3 33P)

  • WHEN: 1 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 12:30ish
  • WHERE: TD Garden - Boston, MA

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  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 4 (0-1-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs BOS: 34W-38L-6T 2OTL 4SOL 209GF 240GA
  • ALL-TIME at BOS: 18W-20L-4T 1OTL 0SOL 94GF 121GA
  • LAST FIVE vs BOS: 2-2-1 10GF 11GA

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  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (10-10-3 .923/2.36 1SO), Rask (10-7-3 .910/2.63 3SO)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs BOS (reg season): 78GP 33G-65A 98P 6GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaBoston
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  • NOTES: D Dylan Olsen has been recalled from AHL Portland, presumably to cover for injured blueliner Steven Kampfer (lower body), who was hurt Thursday...F Nick Bjugstad (upper body) has been placed on IR (yeah, we know)...Jaromir Jagr played 11 games for the Bs in spring of 2013 after a late-season trade from Dallas, scoring 9 points (2G, both being gamewinners)...F Jussi Jokinen is 6G-13A 19P in 28GP vs BOS; also has 7P (2G) in 14 games on the road this season...G Roberto Luongo is 14-14-1 (4SO) in 33 appearances vs BOS...Bruins starter Tuukka Rask is 13-2-1 (3SO) lifetime vs FLA.
  • QUOTED:

"It’s been tough scoring goals, but to me, scoring or setting up goals by passing is fine by me. I just want to help the team consistently. The puck is going to go in. I’m playing for the team and if I see a chance to pass I will, and if the shot is there, I’ll take it. I’ve been shooting more lately. It’s going to go in."

-  Forward Jonathan Huberdeau, tops on the team in assists (14), via the Miami Herald (more)

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NHL.com Preview:

With its opponent one point back in the Atlantic Division, [Boston] coach Claude Julien said he isn't worried about Boston getting up for this game. "We don't have a choice. Just have to look at the standings," he said Friday in comments tweeted by the Bruins. Forward Loui Eriksson has goals in consecutive games; he scored shorthanded Wednesday to spark a three-goal third period in a 3-1 win at the Montreal Canadiens. (More)

Yahoo.com Preview:

Jagr has 33 goals in 78 regular-season matchups with the Bruins but has scored two in his last 19. He had one goal and two assists in five matchups last season and missed Florida's only one with Boston this season, a 3-1 loss Oct. 30, because of a lower-body injury. (More)

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Last game for the Cats: 4-1 victory over Washington in Sunrise Thursday. Past five: 3-2-0 12GF 11GA (streak: 1W)

Last game for the Broons: 3-1 come-from-behind win in Montreal Wednesday. Past five: 2-1-2 15GF 12GA (streak: 1W)

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

  • Los Angeles (*************P) at BUFFALO (11-15-3 25P), 7:00
  • OTTAWA (15-9-5 35P) at MONTREAL (19-8-3 41P), 7:00
  • Washington (19-6-2 40P) at TAMPA BAY (14-12-3 31P), 7:00
  • Idle: DET (37P), TOR (25P)

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