Bruins Blank Panthers At The Garden

Lucic, Rask lead Bruins to 4-0 win over Panthers

      BOSTON (AP) – Milan Lucic scored Boston's first three goals,
Tuukka Rask made 41 saves for his first victory of the season, and
the Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 4-0 on Thursday night.
      Lucic scored late in the first period, then added two goals in a
15-second span late in the third for his second career hat trick.
He has 10 goals this season.
      Rask was 0-4-1 entering the game, spending most of the season
backing up Tim Thomas during his 10-1 start. Thomas had already
played two games this week, so Rask got the start and stopped
everything – including one shot that took off his mask. It was his
first shutout since a 1-0 decision at New Jersey last March.
      Shawn Thornton also scored.
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