Panthers Dominate Bruins for 2-1 Series Lead

The Florida Panthers secured a 6-2 victory over the Boston Bruins, taking a 2-1 series lead with a disciplined attack and a franchise record four power-play goals, capitalizing on special teams and strong goaltending from Sergei Bobrovsky.

The Florida Panthers pulled off a stunning 6-2 win against the Boston Bruins. It was Friday night, and that victory handed them a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven series. Talk about stepping up!

Special teams were the heroes for the Panthers. They set a new franchise record with four power-play goals out of six attempts. Meanwhile, Sergei Bobrovsky, their goalie, was a brick wall, especially during the Bruins’ brief rally in the third.

Early in the second period, with the Panthers up by one, things got spicy. Bruins’ Mason Lohrei got penalized for high-sticking Steven Lorentz, earning a double minor. This moment? It changed everything.

Vladimir Tarasenko seized the moment, scoring at 16:14. That goal pushed the Panthers ahead, 2-1. And before the first penalty even expired, Carter Verhaeghe added another. Suddenly, it was 3-0.

The third period wasn’t kind to Boston either. Just two minutes in, Jakub Lauko thought he had drawn a penalty. Instead, he got booked for running into Bobrovsky. Brandon Montour capitalized on the power play, making it 4-0. Bruins fans? They were losing it.

Boston’s offense was M.I.A. for too long. They managed a meager three shots in the first period. By the time they found some rhythm, they were staring at a four-goal deficit. Too little, too late.

Losing Brad Marchand early in Game 3 didn’t help Boston’s cause. He took a rough hit from Sam Bennett. Sure, the Bruins might feel aggrieved by some of the officiating. But that doesn’t excuse their lackluster performance for two straight games.

Now, the Panthers are on a roll. After a tough Game 1, they’ve bounced back big time. Their defense has been suffocating, limiting the Bruins to just 21 shots over two games while pouring in 12 goals themselves. Game 4? It’s looking promising for Florida.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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