Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 7 p.m. to watch the Florida Panthers take on the Boston Bruins. NHL Panthers territory.
The Boston Bruins' recent skid has allowed the Florida Panthers to gain ground in the race for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.
If the Bruins' recent efforts in this series are any indication, however, a visit to BankAtlantic Center could be just what they need.
Looking to avoid a fourth consecutive regulation loss for the first time in more than two years, Boston concludes a three-game road swing Thursday night seeking a ninth win in 10 trips to south Florida.
The Northeast Division-leading Bruins (40-26-3), who were nine points ahead of Southeast-leading Florida (33-23-13) as recently as last Thursday, have since been outscored 15-6 during their slide. While Boston hasn't recorded a point over that stretch, the Panthers have picked up five of a possible six to move to within four of the Bruins and stay a point ahead of Washington in the Southeast.