This will be the Bruins’ second game without Chris Kelly. The No. 3 center was diagnosed with a broken left tibia Wednesday. The Bruins have not recalled a center from Providence.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Panthers 7-14-6, Bruins 17-4-3
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Jay Pandolfo-Rich Peverley-Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Lane MacDermid
Storylines: Rich Peverley is projected to play his second straight game at center… The Bruins have not lost consecutive games in regulation since March of 2012, when they dropped four straight … The Bruins won the first meeting with the Panthers, 4-1 … The Bruins will look to spark Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton. The power wingers were on the ice for two of Pittsburgh’s three third-period goals on Tuesday … Francois St. Laurent and Eric Furlatt will be the referees. Steve Miller and Tony Sericolo will be the linesmen.