December 8, 2011

Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Panthers

SECOND INTERMISSION

SCORE
FLA – 0
BOS – 0

SHOTS
FLA – 20
BOS – 26

The Bruins and Panthers remain scoreless through 40 minutes of play.

Boston peppered Theodore with 14 shots in the middle frame but still couldn’t break through.

Florida upped their attack, but Thomas was equally as strong as his counterpart, stopping all 12 shots he faced.

In his 28th game this season, Brian Campbell took his first penalty on a delay of game call after accidentally shooting the puck over the glass. Entering tonight, Campbell leads the Panthers and ranks fourth in the NHL with 26:43 TOI.

Going 4-for-4 on the penalty kill so far tonight, the Panthers are now 6-for-6 when shorthanded in their last two games and have killed 15-of-17 power plays over their last six games (88.23%)

Florida is 5-1-0 when tied after two periods, while Boston is 2-2-0 when tied entering the third this season.

FIRST INTERMISSION

SCORE
FLA – 0
BOS – 0

SHOTS
FLA – 8
BOS – 12

Twenty minutes are in the books at TD Garden where the Bruins and Panthers are scoreless.

Boston caught iron three times in the opening frame, as Rich Peverley hit the crossbar and Patrice Bergeron and Dennis Seidenberg hit the post within roughly a minute of one another.

Florida’s scoring chances were all but nonexistent, as most of the play took place down in Jose Theodore and the Panthers’ end.

Because of that, Tim Thomas had a pretty easy go of it in the first, but Tim Kennedy botched a shot at an open net during a scramble in front with under four minutes remaining.

Dan Paille left the game early after being charged into by Krys Barch. Both Greg Campbell and Shawn Thornton came after the Panthers forward, who eventually dropped the glvoes with the latter. Thornton earned the win in the bout, landing a good number of rights.

At one point, Boston held a 9-1 edge in shots. They finished with a 12-8 advantage.

After being benched for missing a team breakfast and subsequent meeting, Tyler Seguin saw 5:33 of ice time in the opening frame and was credited with two shots.