Bruins Down Florida 6-2 - Match Report
The battle between the Bruins and Panthers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida was handed a 6-2 defeat on Tuesday at TD Garden.
Boston was favored by -200 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Boston got goals from Milan Lucic (2), Zdeno Chara, Shawn Thornton, David Krejci, and Reilly Smith in the victory. Lucic opened the scoring at 7:41 of the first period.
Tuukka Rask turned in a 28-save effort for the Bruins.
Brad Boyes and Dmitry Kulikov scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Tuukka Rask.
Tim Thomas stopped 35 of 41 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Boston scored 1 time on 5 chances on the power play, while Florida went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Boston by a margin of 41-30.
Next game, Boston takes its act home to face Montreal looking for another win. For Florida, they head on the road to face Toronto.