Marco Sturm returns to TD Garden tonight as the Panthers look to capitalize after the Bruins lost their first regulation game on Tuesday against the Jets.
The streak is over, Tyler Seguin is back in the lineup and the Bruins are back at home to take on the Florida Panthers after their 15-game point streak came to a screeching halt on Tuesday in Winnipeg.
But the Bruins get the chance to return home and start a new streak and get to meet up with a couple of familiar faces at the same time.
Former Bruins forward Marco Sturm will be returning to TD Garden for the first time since he was traded away to the L.A. Kings for "future considerations." In his five seasons with the Bruins, Sturm had 106 goals, 87 assists for 193 total points in 302 regular season games.
Both Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell also have ties with the organization. Campbell was drafted by the Panthers as the 67th overall draft pick in the 2002 NHL entry draft. A year later, Florida drafted Horton as the third overall pick.
Both players were traded to Boston for Dennis Wideman and a first round draft pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and a third round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Dennis Seidenberg also played down there for six months, but says it has changed so much since he's been there that he doesn't really have ties to the organization anymore.
Horton said much of the same, though his seven years with the organization trumped that of Seidenberg's.
"At that time it was time for a change and everyone felt that way," Horton said about his move from Florida to Boston. "I'm happy and obviously Florida's happy so that's that."
The Bruins will drop the puck at 7 p.m. and coverage can be found on NESN and 98.5 The Sports Hub.