The Panthers have won their last six games, leapfrogging Montreal, Boston and Detroit in a span of a week to the top of the Atlantic Division.
The Bruins have earned at least a point in 14 of their last 15 games, and are now one point behind Montreal for the Atlantic Division lead with two games in hand.
Ryan Garbutt is back in the lineup and Corey Crawford will get the start when the Blackhawks host the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night at the United Center.
Patrick Kane is human after all.
Well, it was fun while it lasted, wasn’t it?