The Boston Bruins were heavy favorites entering their first-round playoff series versus the Florida Panthers, but after two games at TD Garden, it's become clear that the underdogs are a real threat to the Presidents' Trophy winners.
The Panthers outscored the Bruins 4-1 in the third period en route to a 6-3 win in Wednesday night's Game 2 to even the series. The matchup now shifts to Florida, where the Panthers beat the Bruins twice during the regular season.
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The Bruins' problem in Game 2 was turnovers. They were credited with 15 giveaways and two of them led directly to Florida goals. The Panthers' forecheck was aggressive and effective, constantly putting the Bruins under pressure and pinning them in their own zone for long stretches.
We could see some lineup changes for Boston in Game 3. Veteran defenseman Matt Grzelcyk could enter the lineup. We also could see a goalie change -- Linus Ullmark is a game-time decision. If he can't play, Jeremy Swayman will make his first playoff start since Game 7 of last season's first-round series against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Will the Panthers take a stunning series lead, or will the Bruins bounce back and regain home ice advantage? Here's everything you need to know to watch Bruins vs. Panthers Game 3 on Friday night.
What time do the Bruins play the Panthers?
Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at FLA Live Arena in Florida.
What TV channel is Bruins vs. Panthers?
Bruins-Panthers will air on TNT.
How to stream Bruins vs. Panthers live online
Game 3 live steam: TNT