Boston Bruins defeat Florida Panthers, 6-1

In search of a remedy for melancholy, the Bruins found just the elixir last night in the form of the Florida Panthers, who arrived in town with a first-bend-then-break defense and with their goaltender, Craig Anderson, serving up rebounds like a human Pitch-Back.

When the night was over on Causeway Street, the Bruins could boast a 6-1 win - their largest margin of victory in nearly three months - and rookie winger Byron Bitz could say that he had the near-sellout crowd ...

Presence and jam, that's what coach Claude Julien said the Bruins had Tuesday night in their 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Rebounds, tips, and screens, those are the things that made the difference, said defenseman Andrew Ference.

After sloshing through a 1-3-1 road trip, the Eastern Conference-leading Bruins returned home and found what had been missing on the swing through the South: their game.

"Even in Tampa [a 4-3 loss Sunday], it was a little more e...

Michael Ryder, a plastic shield covering his face to protect his surgically repaired nose, returned to the Bruins lineup last night, lining up at his customary right wing spot on a line with Blake Wheeler and David Krejci.

Ryder's return came roughly a week earlier than expected, based on the reports following his Feb. 9 surgery that had doctors mending three small fractures above the bridge of his nose.

The reason for his speedy recovery?

"I don't know," the vete...