Tonight the Boston Bruins will play in Sunrise, Florida against the Florida Panthers. In the contests between these two teams, Florida has bested the Bruin each of the two times, once coming from 4 goals behind to win 5-4 in the shootout. (I was at that game and it hurt.) The bright side is that the B’s can correct the series by winning the two games they play against them this month, starting tonight.
The Bruins players must love having these trips to Florida and later on the the West Coast (18th-21st) so the boys who spend their days and most nights in ice rinks can enjoy the sunshine in warmer climes.
Brad Marchand took the day off from what turned out to be a short practice so he could recuperate from his illness. Head coach Bruce Cassidy said wanted to have a short practice so the boys could enjoy some sunshine.
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He also joked that he wouldn’t yell at Joakim Nordstrom since he now knows that he can fight.
Jaroslav Halak will be in net tonight and it’s likely the lines will be the same as they have been the last couple of games.