NHL Game Summary - Florida at Boston
(Tuesday, March 4th)
Final Score: Florida 1, Boston 0 (OT)
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Nathan Horton's goal just 22 seconds into overtime gave the Florida Panthers a 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden.
After 60 minutes of scoreless hockey, Horton got a pass from Stephen Weiss in the Boston zone, skated to the left circle and beat Alexander Auld with a wrister over the right shoulder for the victory.
Craig Anderson made 40 saves for his second consecutive shutout for the Panthers, who have won their last two games. Anderson stopped 53 shots during a 1-0 win against the Islanders in New York on Sunday.
"It's two games and I like the way he's played," said Florida coach Jacques Martin. "He's done a good job but I think the team in front has done a good job as well."
Florida has 68 points on the season and sits six points behind Philadelphia for the final spot in the Eastern Conference.
"It was a big two points," said Horton. "We needed this win. Hopefully we are going to keep this thing going, play the next game and win that one too. We need to just keep moving along."
Auld stopped 31 shots in the loss for the Bruins, who have dropped their last two games after a season-high six-game winning streak.
Boston has 77 points and holds the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference.
Despite a total of 28 shots in the first period, 15 from Florida, neither side got on the scoreboard.
The second period was also a scoreless affair as Boston had 14 shots on net and Florida eight.
Boston hosts Toronto on Thursday...Florida hosts the Penguins on Thursday...Anderson has seven shutouts in his career...Florida has won eight of the last 10 games against Boston...Florida went 0-for-5 on the power play while Florida finished 0-for-4...Boston defenseman Bobby Allen was back for the first time since December 22 after missing 30 games, 24 with a back injury and six as a healthy scratch...Bruins defenseman Aaron Ward was sidelined with a bruised right foot after being hit with a shot Monday...Boston's Marco Sturm and Marc Savard each had eight-game point streaks halted...The 93 saves Anderson has made is the most in consecutive shutouts since Dominik Hasek made 75 saves in consecutive shutouts for Buffalo in December of 1997.
03/04 23:09:25 ET