Johnny Boychuk returned to the Bruins lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Stars and made his presence felt with physical play and strong defense.

Boston enters its matchup against the Panthers at TD Garden on Thursday night with a 1-3-1 record over the last five games, which represents the team’s first slump of the season.

Boychuk spoke to NESN’s Jamie Erdahl before the game and explained what the Bruins must do to get out of their slump and start winning games consistently.