Bruins Get Critical Win Over Panthers on Lucic Goal with 69-seconds Left
By DOUG ALDEN=
BOSTON (AP) _ Milan Lucic scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:09 left as Boston rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 Tuesday night, giving the Bruins two valuable points as the try to hang on to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Tuukka Rask kept the puck out during a final scramble at the buzzer with Florida on a power play and an extra skater for goalie Roberto Luongo.
David Pastrnak scored the tying goal midway through the third and had an assist on Lucic’s winner. Loui Eriksson also scored and Rask had 22 saves for the Bruins, who moved six points ahead of the Panthers in the late playoff push and maintained at least a three-point lead over Ottawa for the No. 8 seed.
Brandon Pirri and Brad Boyes scored in the second period for Forida and Luongo finished with 26 saves.