A night after beating the Canadiens in Montreal, the Bruins were handed a 3-2 defeat by the Panthers at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY. David Booth led the scoring charge for the Panthers with a pair of goals, while former Bruin Dennis Wideman  notched a tally of his own.
Steve Kampfer and Jeff LoVecchio scored for the Bruins, who with the loss saw their young preseason record fall to 1-1 on Thursday. The team continues its preseason schedule with a rematch with the Panthers at the Garden on Saturday.
Nathan Horton  and Gregory Campbell , both of whom were acquired in the deal that sent Wideman to Florida in June, did not face their club of a year ago, as the team elected to separate the roster into two squads to begin the preseason. Both players played in Wednesday night’s game, with Horton picking up a goal agains the Habs.