Spencer Knight He made 37 saves for the Florida Panthers, who ended the Boston Bruins’ seven-game winning streak with a 5-2 win at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, on Wednesday.
“Every goalkeeper likes to feel a lot of pucks,” Knight said. “But I’ve learned how to play in all situations, whether I’m facing a 1 shot or 20. It doesn’t really matter at this point. It pushes you into the game, but at the same time, I mean, every team is so good you can’t get comfortable.”
Alexander Barkov And the Aaron Akblad They each scored a goal and made two assists for Florida (10-8-2), which earned its first win in four games. Sam Reinhart And the Matthew Tkachuk Each of them had a purpose and a help.
“I think it built over the course of the game,” Panthers coach Paul Morris said. “We were better [in the] The second and third period for sure. [Boston’s] A dangerous team, playing with a huge amount of confidence. … Spencer Knight was really strong in the first half, you get that good feeling by the goalkeeper, and I think we really fed into that.”
Charlie McAvoy And the David Pasternak record f Jeremy Swaiman Made 24 saves for Boston (17-3-0).
“We were very dominant in the first half,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said. “And then the second part, the other part of our game that should be better is the turnovers. We had a lot of turnovers at the offensive blue line that didn’t let us get into our game.”
Reinhart gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead on a power play at 1:49 of the first period. In an appeasement play, Tkachuk pulled Swayman on the right side before sending the puck to Reinhart with the net open.
“I was worried about starting because Florida always starts really well,” said Montgomery. “Strange, I thought we had a really good start. We took the penalty and that kind of played in a few things.”
McAvoy tied it 1-1 at 17:14 in a 5-on-3 smack from the high hole. McAvoy was briefly taken out earlier in that period after slamming into the Panthers’ forward Carter Verhaghe and final panels.
Anton Lundell gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead at 4:41 of the second period, defeating left-handed blocker Swaiman from an ice-breaking cross feed from Nick Cousins.
“They’re a good team with a high attacking force,” Swaeman said. “Obviously I wanted to get some balls in at the right time [manner]But they definitely benefited, so you want to learn from that and definitely take the positives going forward.”
Barkov pushed it to 3-1 at 15:31 of a second on a power play, Forwarder Brandon MontourPoint shot.
“We didn’t win [as many] Matches as we want,” Barkov said. At the same time, I think it has to do with building the game, feeling more comfortable on the ice and later in the season. … Right now, especially, we need to win a few games, and that was against Boston [a] enormous.”
Tkachuk made it 4-1 at 19:46 with a power-play redirect from Swaeman’s right post, extending his goal streak to four games.
“[Tkachuk’s] I got one of those unusual set of hands that two or three feet from the net, he got a stick in everything,” Morris said.
Pastrnak cut the score to 4-2 at 6:20 of the third period with another 5-on-3 goal for Boston from the high hole. Clear Charlie Coyle The goal at 16:06 was passed by hand.
Florida went 3 for 7 on the man advantage; Boston was 2-for-6.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand He said.
Eckblad scored into an empty net from his own blue line, his 100th NHL goal, at 17:50 for the final 5-2.
“Being here in front of our fans makes a huge difference for us,” said Ekblad. “We’ve been kind of bit bitten lately, not getting the wins we really wanted and really felt like we deserved it, so tonight it’s a good effort from everyone and we got that result.”
Notes: McAvoy has nine points (one goal, eight assists) in his past five games dating back to November 13, trailing only Sidney Crosby (11 points; four goals, seven assists) for the most points in the NHL in that period. … McAvoy boosted his total for the season to 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in seven games. Only two Bruins defenders have had 10 points in fewer games: Bobby Orr (four games in 1975-76, 5 in 1973-74, 6 in 1971-72 and six points in 1969-70) and Ray Burke (six games in 1989). -90). … Ekblad became the first defenseman and the 12th number skater in Panthers history to score 100 goals. He did it in his 563rd game. Only one NHL defenseman has reached 100 in fewer games: Eric Carlson From San Jose Sharks (477). … Barkov scored his 66th career power play goal, tying Scott Mellanby for the most in Panthers history. … After failing to score in his first 12 games, Reinhart has scored six goals in his past eight games, the most for Florida over that span.