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Kelly, McQuaid Out as B's Look to Bounce Back vs Panthers

BOSTON, MA - Following Wednesday’s off day, the Bruins were all back together at TD Garden Thursday morning for pregame skate, before facing off in their second of three meetings against the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m. (ET).

There were only two Bruins missing from the ice, as GM Peter Chiarelli announced yesterday that Chris Kelly is out indefinitely with a broken left tibia he suffered against the Ottawa Senators and Adam McQuaid did not join the team for the full skate. Instead, he took some turns with Strength & Conditioning Coach John Whitesides between the blue lines as the skate began to break up.

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Boston Not Overlooking Florida

BOSTON, MA – The Bruins will be looking to get back into the win column tonight at TD Garden, when they face the Florida Panthers, who come in themselves trying to get their game back on track.

The Panthers have lost four straight and seven of eight, but the B’s won’t be looking past Florida just because they have been struggling of late.

“I don’t think so,” said Daniel Paille, when asked if it will be hard to not look at the Panthers’ record. “I think when you start overlooking a team they just come out here and dominate you so for us they got a younger squad now especially with the injuries, but look at Ottawa.

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"Ego-Less" B's Happy to Spend Time Together

At the end of the day, when the ice is cleared, the skates unlaced and the jerseys hung, the Bruins are - to put it in its simplest term - a family.

And when the B’s and staff were invited by Owner Jeremy Jacobs to his family’s home for dinner on Saturday, following practice in Sunrise, it offered a rare opportunity for them to enjoy some time together in the warm weather, before a hectic 34 games in 63 days.

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After Friday’s off day, the B’s got in a good, hard practice in Sunrise on Saturday. The team then took a ride to the Jacobs’ home in Florida, where the family hosted the entire team and staff for dinner and time relaxing before facing off against the Panthers on Sunday.

One Step Forward – Taking a penalty 36 seconds overtime is not an ideal way to start an extra frame, and when one of the team’s best penalty killers is not on the ice, it can be disastrous.

Forward Patrice Bergeron was sent to the box for an uncharacteristic hooking penalty, and the pressure was on the Bruins to kill the man-advantage without Rich Peverley, who flew home to attend personal matters.

Head Coach Claude Julien turned to forward Zach Hamill to step up, and he was impressed with his efforts on the penalty kill.