NHL Game Summary - Florida at Boston|
(Wednesday, January 26th)
Final Score: Boston 2, Florida 1
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Tim Thomas made 15 of his 34 saves in the third
period, and the Boston Bruins completed a season series sweep of the Florida
Panthers with a 2-1 victory at TD Garden.
Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic lit the lamp for the Bruins, who have won four
of their last six games.
"We made some mental errors, but we were good enough to win," said Boston head
coach Claude Julien.
Boston heads into the All-Star break leading Montreal by four points atop the
Tomas Vokoun stopped 33 shots for Florida, which has dropped five of six.
Down 2-0, the Panthers got on the board at the 8:37 mark of the third period
when Bryan Allen deposited a rebound behind Tomas.
The Boston netminder preserved the win with a stop on Dennis Wideman as time
was about to expire.
Marchand's 13th goal of the season gave Boston a 1-0 lead with 6:29 remaining
in the first period. The rookie forward gathered a Patrice Bergeron pass,
circled the Florida net -- going left to right -- and scored on a wrap-around.
The referee initially did not signal goal, but a video review showed that
Marchand's shot slid across the line.
The Bruins doubled their advantage 1:52 into the middle stanza on Lucic's
wrist shot to the top right corner off a clean faceoff win by David Krejci. It
was the 20th goal for Lucic this season, extending a personal best.
Marchand has eight goals this month...Boston improved to 12-4-1 against the
Southeast Division...Both teams were 0-for-1 on the power play.
01/27 02:03:16 ET