[7:09 PM] Panthers @ Bruins

Who will WIN this matchup?

Florida Panthers (12-11-2)

@ Boston Bruins (14-10-1)


Starting Goalies:

Roberto Luongo(FLA): Confirmed

Tuukka Rask(BOS): Confirmed


While the Boston Bruins are struggling to find answers on offense, Tuukka Rask has things well under control at the other end of the rink. Rask, who leads the league in goals-against average and is near the top in several other categories, hopes to remain hot when the Bruins try to extend their four-game point streak (3-0-1) against the visiting Florida Panthers on Monday.

Florida ends a tumultuous six-game road trip with the Atlantic Division battle against the Bruins and Tuesday’s contest in Philadelphia after scoring only five times over the first four contests. Vincent Trocheck and defenseman Aaron Ekblad are tied for second on the team in goals with six and Aleksander Barkov trails only Marchessault with 15 points. The Panthers are awaiting the first point of the season from center Nick Bjugstad, who missed the first 19 games with a broken hand.

Boston has scored fewer than three goals in 18 of its 25 games this season and is 0-for-10 on the power play over the last three contests, dropping to 23rd in the league (14.3 percent) after Saturday’s action. David Pastrnak is among the league leaders with 13 goals – nine of them coming in a 12-game span before notching an assist in each of his last two contests. Matt Beleskey (lower body) left Saturday’s contest and veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara (lower body) could miss his seventh straight game.

Florida recalled RW Paul Thompson from Springfield of the American Hockey League on Sunday with Marchessault banged up.

Boston LW Brad Marchand leads the team with 21 points, but only six have come in 11 home games.

 Panthers RW Jaromir Jagr has notched 12 points this season to push his career total to 1,880 – seven shy of tying Mark Messier for second place on the all-time list.


StreakSmarts Pick: Boston Bruins

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick