By the time they take the ice Saturday afternoon with the Flyers at the TD Garden, the Bruins might be in second place.
After they were shellacked, 6-2, in the second half of their two-game visit to Florida tonight by the Panthers, the Bruins failed to extend their one-point lead on Ottawa for first place in the Northeast Division. Now they’re reliant on Montreal to help them out again Friday night.
The archrival Canadiens aided the Bruins’ cause Wednesday, one night after Boston was wrecked by Tampa Bay, 6-1, with a shootout win over the Senators. Montreal will visit Ottawa Friday for the second half of the home-and-home series.
The Bruins have now lost four in a row for the first time this season and have allowed four or more goals in six of their last seven games. Here some of the silver linings from tonight:
•Patrice Bergeron was able to play despite being hobbled by a shot to the leg in his previous two games.
•Joe Corvo scored his first goal in 20 games and Brian Rolston notched his first goal of his return to the Bruins.
•That’s all I’ve got