Florida 6, Boston 2

Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 40-27-1-2 20-13-1-1 20-14-0-1 L4
Florida 34-23-5-8 19-9-1-7 15-14-4-1 W3


PANTHERS 6, BRUINS 2: Stephen Weiss and Mikael Samuelsson had a goal and an assist apiece to lead host Florida to its third straight win.

The Panthers took advantage of a shaky Tim Thomas to move within two points of the Bruins for the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Thomas allowed six goals on 28 shots and fell to 2-5-0 over his last eight games.

Florida jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Samuelsson and Marcel Goc before Joe Corvo answered for Boston to cut the lead in half early in the second period.

Weiss and John Madden tallied for the Panthers later in the frame to build a 4-1 advantage. Tomas Kopecky and Wojtek Wolski padded the lead in the third and Brian Campbell collected three assists for the Panthers, who increased their lead to three points over the Washington Capitals in the Southeast Division.

The Bruins have lost four straight and hold a slim one-point lead over the Ottawa Senators in the Northeast Division.

Jose Theodore made 24 saves for his 21st victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boston has trailed at least 2-0 in its last four contests. … Panthers forward Kris Versteeg missed his ninth consecutive game with a lower-body injury. … The Bruins had a five-game winning streak in Florida snapped.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Florida
Brian Rolston 2 Points Brian Campbell 3
Brian Rolston 1 Goals Mikael Samuelsson 1
Brian Rolston 1 Assists Brian Campbell 3
Brian Rolston 1 Power Play Goals Mikael Samuelsson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tim Thomas .793 Save Percentage Jose Theodore .923
Tim Thomas 23 Saves Jose Theodore 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 26 2 1-2 2-3 6 31
Florida 29 6 1-3 1-2 4 34

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play its next game at home against Buffalo. The Panthers have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .514 after a loss.
  • Boston will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Bruins have a W/L % of .512 after a win and .655 after a loss.
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