SUNRISE, Fla. – Good afternoon from the BB&T Center, where the Bruins will close their two-game Florida swing today against the Panthers. No lineup changes are expected for the Bruins.
Puck drop: 3 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama),98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 10-2-2, Panthers 5-8-4
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Chris Bourque-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Lane MacDermid, Jay Pandolfo
Storylines: Rookie Jonathan Huberdeau is in contention for the Calder Trophy. Huberdeau has eight goals and five assists. Huberdeau has played alongside Dougie Hamilton in international competition for Team Canada… The Bruins have scored six power-play goals on the road in 23 opportunities (26.1 percent). That is the fourth-best road mark in the league… Florida has a 74.6 percent efficiency rate on the penalty kill (No. 27)… Today is Alex Kovalev’s 40th birthday. Kovalev made Claude Julien feel about 85 years old at times in Montreal… Mike Hasenfratz and Chris Lee will be the referees. Pierre Racicot and Don Henderson will be the linesmen.