Can the B's take a 2-0 series lead without their captain in Game 2?
Bergeron (injury) is not available to Boston on Wednesday night. Therefore, the Bruins will use their same lineup from Game 1, which includes Pavel Zacha at center on the first line and Linus Ullmark as the starting goalie.
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The Panthers are adding veteran center Sam Bennett to the lineup. He hasn't played since March 20. Bennett's addition gives the Panthers another quality playmaker. He also has 45 games of postseason experience. Alex Lyon will get another start in net after losing the series opener.
Florida has lost five straight playoff games dating back to last season's second-round series versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Panthers need to win at least one game in Boston to advance to Round 2. Wednesday night's matchup might be their best opportunity to do that with Bergeron again sidelined. However, it's going to be an enormous challenge for the Panthers because the Bruins were an NHL-best 34-4-3 at home this season.
Here's everything you need to know to watch Bruins vs. Panthers Game 2 on Wednesday night.
What time do the Bruins play the Panthers?
Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at TD Garden in Boston.
What TV channel is Bruins vs. Panthers?
Bruins-Panthers will air on ESPN.
How to stream Bruins vs. Panthers live online
Game 2 live steam: ESPN