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Game 61 preview: Panthers at Bruins

Posted by Amalie Benjamin  March 4, 2014 11:49 AM

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With just one day remaining until the trade deadline, the Bruins take on the Florida Panthers tonight at the TD Garden.

The Bruins will be without Loui Eriksson tonight, with Jordan Caron taking his place on the third line with Carl Soderberg and Chris Kelly. Eriksson's absence is due to a "minor issue," and he is expected to return on Thursday against the Capitals. The issue is not related to the trade deadline.

Game time: 7 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub

Records: Bruins 38-17-5, Panthers 23-31-7

Projected lineups:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg-Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Kevan Miller

Chad Johnson
Tuukka Rask

Notes: The game represents a great chance for the Bruins to pick up two points. Florida has the second-fewest points in the Eastern Conference, and the Bruins have beaten the Panthers in each of their last six games. They are 7-1-0 in their last eight games against the Panthers at TD Garden. ... Jordan Caron has played just twice since Jan. 2, with his last game coming on Jan. 27. ... The referees are Dean Morton and Brad Watson. The linesmen are Michel Cormier and Tony Sericolo.

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