Bruins Lose Back to Back Games by Falling to the Panthers

Theodore saves 40 and Florida beats Bruins 2-0

By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer

      BOSTON (AP) – Tomas Kopecky broke a scoreless tie with 2:32 left
and Jose Theodore stopped 40 shots as the Florida Panthers beat the
Boston Bruins 2-0 on Thursday night and sent Tim Thomas to his
first loss in 11 games.

      It was the second shutout of the season for Theodore.
      Kris Versteeg added an empty-netter with 42 seconds left,
outracing the Bruins to a loose puck and backhanding it into the
net to clinch it.

      The Bruins dominated the scoring chances for most of the game,
but Florida put pressure on Thomas in the last 5 minutes and then
struck quickly when Thomas left a rebound in front of the net. Sean
Bergenheim skated over the puck and missed, but Kopecky followed up
and put it in.

      The Bruins went all of November without losing a game in
regulation, but they are 2-2 in December.

      
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