The show goes on for the Bruins as they went through the motions in a Thursday morning skate prior to a matchup against a Florida Panthers team that has played excellent hockey this season.
The Panthers actually stand right behind the Bs in the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference with 34 points this season, and will be a stern wakeup call to a sleepy Black and Gold bunch coming off a two-game road trip.
It was a tough loss in Winnipeg. Everybody in here has gotten used to winning. None of us like losing. Its a good team, and its a good challenge tonight coming off a loss because these guys have been rolling pretty good, said Shawn Thornton. Theyre a similar team to us. I know both of those coaches Kevin Dineen and Craig Ramsay really well, so its not going to be an easy game.
Tim Thomas is expected to get the start for the Bruins as he goes for his 11th straight victory and the lineup should be what it was prior to the loss to Winnipeg. Tyler Seguin will be back in after his one-game benching and everything else should stay exactly the same.
The projected lines: