Panthers Come Up Short Against Bruins

Boston survives late Florida surge to win 4-3; ends Panther win streak
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2007 12:35 AM CST
Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara (33) celebrates his goal with teammate Marco Sturm (16) from Germany during their hockey game against the Florida Panthers Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/J....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Two goals in the last three minutes of regulation proved too little too late for Florida last night, who failed to hold off a potent Bruins team, the Miami Herald reports. Boston prevailed 4-3 despite the last minute pressure, and snapped the Panthers' four-game winning streak in the process. Boston has won 6 of its last eight.

"There's not a lot to say," said Florida's Olli Jokinen. "Everyone knows we're a better team than we showed in the first 20." Coach Jacques Martin agreed with Jokinen's assessment, saying "We didn't battle as hard as we could in the first period...We didn't get in until late and they were here, hadn't played since Monday. They were fresh and it showed."