Tonight the Bruins are at home hosting the Florida Panthers for the second time this season. Unlike the November 7th meeting, former Bruins' goalie, Tim Thomas, is expected to be in net for the Panthers. This will be the third time the Bruins have faced the Panthers this season, with the Bruins getting the victory in both previous matchups. The Bruins are 19-5-2 at home while the Panthers are 11-13-3 on the road.
Tuukka Rask will be in net for the Bruins tonight as he had last night off. Earlier today Chris Kelly was activated from the IR and will be available for tonight's contest. Kelly hasn't played since December 7th when he broke his right fibula.
I think Marchand will continue his scoring run tonight and the Bruins will get another victory in regulation. This game commences a 4 game home stand for the Bruins.