Morning briefing

Good morning from TD Banknorth Garden, where the Bruins are preparing for their match tonight against Florida.

Some tidbits from the pre-game notes:

* The Bruins haven’t beaten Florida at the Garden since Nov. 3, 2005. The Panthers are one of only two teams in the NHL with a winning record in Boston. Minnesota is the other.

* Not exactly game-breaking numbers from UFA-to-be Jay Bouwmeester: 0-7–7, minus-8 in 18 games. Bouwmeester is averaging a league-high 28:28 of TOI per game.

* The Panthers are 0-5-0 in games where they trail after the first period.

* Paul Devorski and Ian Walsh will be the referees. Brian Murphy and Derek Nansen will be the linesmen.

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