SUNRISE, FL - JANUARY 16: Tomas Kopecky #82 of the Florida Panthers chases Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins into the corner for the loose puck on January 16, 2012 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
Can the Boston Bruins (40-26-3) turn around their current road trip? They will do their best to Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. when they face the Florida Panthers (33-23-13) in Sunrise, FL.
The Bruins lost Tuesday night in somewhat embarrassing fashion, 6-1, to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins have now lost three straight games, and are losing their grip on their second place stop in the Eastern Conference and their first place spot at the top of the Northeast Division.
The Bruins will start Tim Thomas in goal Thursday night. Thomas last started on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he gave up three goals in the first period. He also played a little over 18 minutes in Tuesday's loss, letting up two goals. He will look to redeem himself against the Panthers.
Center Patrice Bergeron will again be a game-time decision for the Bruins, after being injured Sunday. Benoit Pouliot and Adam McQuaid are day-to-day with injuries, though the Bruins think Pouliot may be close to a return.
The game will be aired on NESN and 98.5 the Sports Hub.