The Bruins recovered from Tuesday's collapse in Pittsburgh by beating the Florida Panthers Thursday night at the TD Garden. Shawn Thornton and Patrice Bergeron each scored in the third to help the B's to a 4-1 win. Thornton scored his third goal of the season as he essentially got his own rebound after skating hard around the net and putting home a loose puck that was only loose because he took the initial low shot from below the right circle. The goal gave the Bruins a 3-1 lead with 7:17 remaining in the third period, and was followed up by a Bergeron empty-netter with 57.2 seconds left in the game to make it 4-1. The Bruins jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to first-period goals from Zdeno Chara and Bergeron. Chara blasted a rebound from the top of the left circle that beat a screened Scott Clemmensen upstairs as he was screened by Milan Lucic, 3:55 into the game. Then with 5:04 left in the first period, Bergeron finished a perfect Brad Marchand pass through the slot. Seguin took the puck over the blue line and found Marchand streaking down the left wing. Marchand then found Bergeron at the right post, where it put it home and gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead.
Bruins roar past Panthers, 4-1
NBC Sports Boston | Mar 15