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The Florida Panthers will be home for Thanksgiving with a two-game homestand against the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. — 2021 graphic courtesy @FlaPanthers

SUNRISE — The Florida Panthers were hoping to get some wins on their most recent five-game homestand yet won just two.

After losing Sunday night in Columbus, the Panthers are back in town — with a chance to win a couple games before heading out on a five-game road trip to western Canada and Seattle.

On Wednesday night, the Boston Bruins are in Sunrise for the pre-Thanksgiving game with St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.

Florida is looking to start seeing some of the success it found at home last season.

The Panthers set the franchise record for home wins last year, but are just 5-2-2 in this one.

Boston comes into the game with the NHL’s top record — but its two losses this season have come on the road.

The Panthers, certainly, would like to hand the Bruins their third road loss tonight.

FLORIDA HOCKEY NOW

Eric Staal has been a high-end scorer for much of his NHL career. But now with the Florida Panthers, he has adjusted his game and become a highly-counted on penalty killer and fourth-line center.

— The FHN Panthers Mailbag is back!

Ask your questions in the comment section here or on the story by 6 p.m. on Thursday and I will answer them in a story published Friday morning.

— The Panthers were back at practice on Tuesday and we have video from Paul Maurice and Sam Reinhart on FHN YouTube Channel.

Check them out RIGHT HERE or just click on the videos below and then surf at your leisure.

NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW

The Boston Bruins may be without Trent Frederic on Wednesday as he left Monday’s game with an apparent shoulder injury and missed Tuesday’s practice in South Florida.

— Tanner Laczynski had a milestone night in the Philadelphia Flyers loss to the Flames on Monday night.

— John Carlson had some harsh words when it came to the Washington Capitals start to the season.

— The Detroit Red Wings have improved their defensive play this season and it has helped them to a nice start.

— Cole Caufield gets his 12th goal of the season but the Montreal Canadiens lost to the Buffalo Sabres.

PANTHERS ON DECK

BOSTON BRUINS AT FLORIDA PANTHERS

  • When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
  • Where: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise 
  • TV/Streaming: Bally Sports Florida, ESPN+
  • Radio: WPOW 96.5-FM2; WBZT 1230-AM (Palm Beach); WCTH 100.3-FM (Florida Keys); SiriusXM
  • Panthers Radio Streaming: SiriusXM 932
  • Season Series: Boston 5, Florida 3 (Oct. 17)
  • Last season: Boston won 2-1
  • All-time regular season series: Boston leads 59-36-6, 6 ties

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