December is about the time it starts getting bitter cold in New England, and Brad Marchand is happy to be getting away from the region for a little bit.

The Boston Bruins are on a two-game Florida road trip this week, with a matchup against the Panthers on Tuesday and Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

When a team — especially one from a colder part of the country — goes down to Florida, it is not uncommon for them to do whatever they can to take in the warm weather while they have the opportunity. And when asked about the timing of the trip to the Sunshine State, Marchand expressed great excitement.

Yeah, can’t really do that in Boston right now.

Fortunately for Marchand, this isn’t the only two-game swing the B’s have in Florida. They’ll be back there in late March, another time of year where it can be a little brisk up north.

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