User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Soccer
Golf
Auto
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Bruins cruise past Panthers, 4-1

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

BOSTON (AP) - Tuukka Rask made 29 saves and the Boston Bruins got goals from four different players to hand the Florida Panthers their seventh straight loss, 4-1 on Thursday night.

Advertisement
Rask improved to 9-1 against Florida in helping Boston win for the third time in its last seven home games. The Bruins have won five straight and seven of their last eight against the Panthers.

Florida has lost 10 of its past 11 games and is on its longest skid (0-3-4) since a 10-game slide in April 2011.

David Krejci gave Boston a 1-0 lead when his shot from the blue line beat Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen at 7:17 of the second period.

Brad Marchand had the winner on a wrist shot 4:09 into the third period, snapping a 12-game drought without a goal for Boston.

Panthers' goalie Tim Thomas is still out with a lower body injury, but the former Bruins goalie was shown on the Jumbotron midway through the third period and received a rousing ovation. Thomas played for the Bruins from 2002-12 and led Boston to the Stanley Cup title and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the postseason's most valuable player in 2011.

Thomas lost to Boston 3-2 in Florida last month, but has yet to oppose the Bruins at the TD Garden at any point in his career.

Torey Krug gave Boston a 3-0 lead when he wristed home Chris Kelly's pass at 8:57 of the third for his sixth goal of the season.

Jesse Winchester cut Boston's lead to 3-1 with 5:35 remaining when he batted Nick Bjugstad's shot past Rask.

Reilly Smith capped the scoring for the Bruins at 18:13 of the third with an unassisted goal.

Clemmensen made 20 saves for Florida in his second start this season.

NOTES: Florida's only road victory this season came against Dallas on opening night. ... Boston has outscored Florida 19-2 over the last four home games and Marchand has notched nine points. ... Florida began the night tied with Buffalo for allowing most goals in the Eastern Conference with 53. . Winchester flattened Kelly with an elbow to the face five minutes into the game causing him to briefly leave the game.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
News: Grand Salami - February
Islanders cruise past Kings, 5-2
Flyers crush Sabres, 'over' cashes
Blue Jackets trip up Ducks in SO
Avalanche outlast Senators, 4-3
2017 NHL draft to be held in Chicago
Blues' Elliott has been very stingy
Christian gold medals up for auction
Maple Leafs' Kadri fined $5K for gesture
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NHL Pro Hockey Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NHL Hot Streaks
11-6 Run, 38-14 GPlays, +4,306 TY
4-1 +375 L5 G-Plays, +1,636 TY
21-9 L30 Picks, 15-7 G-Plays TY
7-2 L9 Over/Under Plays
7-3, +451 L10 NHL Picks
NHL Pro Hockey Expert Sports Picks- Gary Bart
2015 NHL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 4208
Kevin Rogers + 1791
Don Anthony + 883
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 526
Stephen Nover + 511
Kevin Rogers + 310
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Don Anthony + 825
Alex Smith + 708
   
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 3730
Kevin Rogers + 2215
Don Anthony + 720
Yesterday's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 430
Kevin Rogers + 155
Alex Smith + 100
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smith + 1155
Gary Bart + 708
Doc's Sports + 655
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership