Panthers rally after trailing by four in third, top Bruins in shootout
- The Florida Panthers rallied to win after trailing by four goals for the first time in their history, defeating the Boston Bruins 5-4 in the shootout at TD Garden on Tuesday.
- Sam Montembeault made the save on all 15 shots he faced after relieving Sergei Bobrovsky to start the third period and stopped three of four shooters in the shootout for the Panthers (9-4-5), who have won their past two games.
- Keith Yandle had a goal and two assists, Jonathan Huberdeau had three assists, and Vincent Trocheck and Mike Hoffman scored in the shootout for Florida, which scored four goals in the third.
“Well that was the improbable one, didn’t expect to do that one,” Panthers coach Joel Quenneville said. “We were fine, it was 0-0 (after the first period), and then we lost our composure and we gave up four quick ones (in the second period), so we weren’t happy with the way basically the whole second period went.
“Scoring early in the first shift of the third gave us obviously a little bit of a lift there, and we got a little excitement off of it and the power play came up with a couple big ones and you know, finding a way to win it.”
- Tuukka Rask made 25 saves for Boston (11-3-4), which is winless in its past four games (0-2-2) but extended its home point streak to 10 games (7-0-3). The Bruins are the only NHL team without a regulation loss.
“I should’ve been sharper in that third period, a couple soft goals and I let the [other] team get some momentum,” Rask said. “But it’s a 60-minute game, we’ve been on the other side, you know, kind of you never give up, and that’s how teams build character. So good for them, I guess. But yeah, it’s a 60-minute game, and I’m sure a lot of it’s mental. But I definitely take most of the blame on that third period.”
NHL Highlights | Panthers vs Bruins – Nov. 12, 2019
- Boston’s home point streak is its longest to start a season since the 1976-77 Bruins opened with 10 wins and a tie in their first 11 games at Boston Garden. …
- Quenneville is one win away from becoming the second coach in NHL history to get 900 (Scotty Bowman, 1,244). …
- Huberdeau tied Stephen Weiss for the most assists in Panthers history (249). …
- Barkov had two assists and extended his point streak to six games (11 points; five goals, six assists) but his goal streak ended at five games. …
- Bruins forward Zach Senyshyn did not play after the second period because of a lower-body injury. …
- Forward Brad Marchand has had at least one point in each of Boston’s first 10 home games, the ninth time a Bruins player has done that. He has 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in those games.
- The lights at TD Garden went out momentarily just as Mike Hoffman was about to shoot the puck.
Sources & Credits: Matt Kalman / NHL.com; FLA Panthers, BOS Bruins
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