- David Krejci went into the boards hard fter falling akwardly from a Steven Weiss bump in the corner. No. 46 was on the ice, wincing and holding his left arm/hand. He missed a shift or two, but was back out with linemates Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton, finishing with 4:52 TOI.
- Brad Marchand put the B’s on the board first with a wrap-around past Panthers’ netminder Tomas Vokoun. The Calder potential now has 7-4-11 scoring totals in his last 11 contests.
- Patrice Bergeron (8-8-16 in his last 12) and Zdeno Chara (5-5-10 in his last 11) registered the assists; Tim Thomas made all 11 saves in the first frame; Johnny Boychuk leads the B’s with three of the team’s 13 shots on goal; Gregory Campbell is 3-for-4 (75%) on the face-off dot.
First period box score below:
Boston: Marchand (13)
Boston: Bergeron (24), Chara (16)
Shots on goal:
Boston: 11-for-19 (58%)
Florida: 8-for-19 (42%)