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Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2, Game 4 Live Updates: Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins

Expect tensions to be high Sunday night at TD Garden as the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins play Game 4 of their best-of-7 second-round Stanley Cup playoff series.

The Bruins are upset that their captain, Brad Marchand, is out after Florida center Sam Bennett took what they considered a cheap hit at midcourt in the first period of Game 3.

Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said Sunday before the game that the Bruins “didn't retaliate to a certain extent,” while Bruins center Pavel Zacha said the Bruins “really need to take care of their best guys,” according to ESPN. .. We are ready to be physically active again today and be a little tougher with them.”

They should probably also be upset that they've taken just 32 total shots on goal and scored just three goals in their last two games, with both of Florida's wins giving the Panthers momentum and a 2-1 series lead.

Meanwhile, Florida has a chance to get the series under control with a win on Sunday before returning home for a potentially decisive Game 5.

The Panthers scored six goals in consecutive games, erasing both close games late in the second period and then going all out in the third period.

“We just kept doing what we do best, just competing hard and playing hard,” Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov said. “We obviously implemented the game plan we had well.”

Florida will try to keep that going.

Puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The game will be televised on TBS and truTV in addition to streaming on MAX.

Follow the game throughout the game for up-to-date scores, thoughts, commentary and analysis.

Series review and outlook

Game 1: The Bruins scored on each of their last three shots in the second period and weren't afraid to beat the Panthers 5-1 on Monday at Sunrise's Amerant Bank Arena.

Boston goaltender Jeremy Swayman made 38 saves, including stopping all 16 Panthers shots that came his way in the third period.

Game 2: Aleksander Barkov had two goals and two assists, Sam Reinhart had four assists and Brandon Montour had three points as Florida beat Boston 6-1 on Wednesday in a game that was controversial with 12 total fouls in the third period.

Game 3: The Panthers scored four power-play goals and held the Bruins to just 17 shots on goal in a 6-2 win Friday at TD Garden, giving them a 2-1 series lead.

Game 4: Tonight

Game 5: Tuesday, Sunrise's Amerant Bank Arena, 7 p.m., ESPN

Game 6 (if necessary): Friday, Boston's TD Garden, Time and TV network TBD

Game 7 (if necessary): Sunday, Sunrise's Amerant Bank Arena, Time and TV network TBD

Reading before the game

Need to stay tuned ahead of Game 4? Here are highlights of the Miami Herald's coverage over the past two days.

'He's playing so great': Panthers' Sam Bennett makes big statement after injury

Panthers and Bruins have different opinions on the collision between Sam Bennett and Brad Marchand in the first period

Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov is unimpressed by the Bruins' antics: “Everyone is trying to… get under your skin.”

When the Panthers needed it most, the power play came into play in their Game 3 win over Boston

Amid the noisy atmosphere — and discarded water bottles — the Panthers’ Montour remains a calm presence

Vladimir Tarasenko stays on track on why Cousins ​​was cut and more Panthers notes from Game 3

Anna Harden

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