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The Boston Bruins bested the Florida Panthers Monday night, 3-1, to take a 1-0 series lead.

On Tuesday’s Toucher & Rich program—Bob Beers, Bruins Radio Network color analyst, joined the show to discuss Patrice Bergeron, Sergei Bobrovsky, and more!

  • Oct 27, 2021; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Erik Haula (56) shoots the puck wide of the goal on Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the second period at FLA Live Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

  • Rich: What do you think is going on with Bergeron right now? 

    Bob Beers: I think something got aggravated. That’s my guess. Obviously, they’re very tight-lipped right now. And we don’t have any information on it. That’s just a guess. Something probably got aggravated in that Montreal game, and he’s dealing with it. Hopefully, it’s not that serious. It certainly doesn’t look like it is. And hopefully, he’s back here pretty soon. 

    You speculate on many things because you don’t know the true information. So, you’re left to guess. I’m of the mindset that if you’re out there, I expect you to perform. If you’re not in the lineup, then okay, that’s the next man up. And it is cliche. I get it. 

    Pavel Zacha stood in and did a good job last night. When they get Bergeron back the team will have an even deeper lineup. Good for the Bruins being able to move forward without their captain. Hopefully, he’ll be back sooner rather than later. 

  • Rich: Is there anything that concerns you with the Florida Panthers? How much trouble could they give the Bruins in Game 2? 

    Bob Beers: I don’t think the Bruins had anywhere near their A-game, and they still come out on top. I thought Florida defended well. They were really aggressive on offense and defense. 

    The goaltender for them, Alex Lyon, I don’t know if he’ll be in their next game. He certainly made some great saves. He let in the soft one to Marchand. Marchand had a great shot, but that didn’t look like one that should’ve been a problem. And I’m putting it nicely, obviously. 

    If you’re the Florida Panthers and you are paying a guy (Bobrovsky) to be your number one goaltender, you’ve got to get him in there. So, I fully expect Bobrovsky to play the next game. 

  • Rich: You’ve watched this team all season. How do you beat the Boston Bruins? 

    Bob Beers: Phew. I hadn’t really thought about that. Wow. I don’t know. 

    You better score on the power play. The Bruins have the number one penalty-killing unit in the league in the regular season. They were two-for-two last night. In terms of beating them, your best players must be better than the Bruins’ best players. And then, you have to take your chances against Linus Ullmark. 

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