Bruins Hold Off Panthers For 17th Home Win

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BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored twice in the third period after Boston almost blew a 4-0 lead on Monday night and the Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 7-3 for their 17th home win in 19 tries.

Brandon Carlo and Connor Clifton had a goal and an assist, and David Krejci, David Pastrnak and Charlie Coyle also scored for Boston. Brad Marchand had three assists, and Bergeron, Hampus Lindholm and Taylor Halle each added two. Linus Ullmark stopped 36 shots to earn his 10th consecutive win.

Sam Reinhart and Carter Verhaege each had a goal and an assist, and Eric Staal also scored for the Panthers, who have lost four of their last six. Spencer Knight had 19 saves.

The Bruins opened a 4-0 lead early in the second period before the Panthers scored three times in five minutes to make it a one-goal game before the Bruins pulled away.

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