A Southeast Division rivalry will be on display on national television Thursday night.
The Washington Capitals, who have built a six-point lead in the Southeast at 18-8-3, will host the Florida Panthers at the Verizon Center. The game, which is slated for 7 p.m. ET, can be seen in the U.S. on VERSUS.
We don't have any excuses tonight. Excuses are for losers. We've played with five defensemen before and it didn't affect us. We just had a bad second period and it cost us the game. We have to look in the mirror and blame ourselves.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on his team's play with the loss of defenseman Johnny Boychuk