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Game 74: Biggest one of the year (until Saturday)

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Florida Panthers (40-24-9 89P) vs Boston Bruins (39-27-8 86P)

  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish
  • WHERE: TD Garden - Beantown, MA
  • UPCOMING GOODIES: Star Wars Night will be held March 29 vs TOR...Autism Awareness Night: April 2nd vs Montreal (details).

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  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 4 of 4 (0-2-1)
  • ALL-TIME vs BOS: 34W-39L-6T 3OTL 4SOL 214GF 248GA
  • ALL-TIME at BOS: 18W-21L-4T 1OTL 0SOL 95GF 124GA
  • LAST FIVE vs BOS: 1-3-1 12GF 16GA
  • LAST GAME vs BOS: FLA 4 vs BOS 5 (OT) (Todd's Recap) - 3/7/2016

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  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (30-18-6 2.37/.921 4SO), Gustavsson (11-7-1 2.61/.911 1SO)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs BOS (regular season): 80GP 33G-66A 99P 5GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaBoston

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NHL.com Preview:

The Panthers have not won in Boston since Dec. 8, 2011, and have been outscored 37-9 in nine straight losses at TD Garden. "We've come into a lot of buildings this year that haven't been kind to us but we played good hockey and we won some hockey games, so hopefully we'll do the same in Boston tomorrow," Gerard Gallant said. Florida is on its fifth two-game losing streak since Feb. 8; the Panthers are 9-9-3 since then. (More)

Yahoo.com Preview:

Boston (39-27-8) totaled three goals in three regulation defeats on the West Coast before losing 5-2 at the New York Rangers on Wednesday. The Bruins are 0 for 9 on the power play in this slide. It has been costly with Boston trailing Tampa Bay and Florida (40-24-9) by three points in the Atlantic. The Bruins have played one more game than those clubs. Even worse, they are only three points ahead of Philadelphia and Detroit and could be out of the playoffs altogether if the losing continues. (More)

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Last game for the Cats: 4-2 loss at MSGPast five: 2-3-0 15GF 14GA (streak: 2L)

Last game for the Bruins: Defeated 5-2 at MSGPast five: 1-4-0 8GF 15GA (streak: 4L)

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

  • Anaheim (40-23-9 89P) at TORONTO (26-35-11 63P), 7:30
  • MONTREAL (34-34-6 74P) at DETROIT (36-26-11 83P), 7:30
  • Idle: TBL (73GP/89P),  OTT (75GP/76P),  BUF (74GP/70P)

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