BOSTON — The Boston Bruins extended their season-opening home hitting streak to 19 games with a 7-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday at TD Garden.
Patrice Bergeron two goals and two assists David Pastrnak hit and Linus Ullmark Made 36 saves for Boston (25-4-2), which is 17-0-2 at home. Brad Marchand had three assists and four other Bruins players had multi-point games.
“Our depth wore on them,” Boston coach Jim Montgomery said. “We continued to play four lines, you know, 5-on-5 most of the time, especially in the first 30 minutes, and that allowed us to go ahead.”
Video. [email protected] Pastrnak buries the rebound for the goal
Sam Rinehart and: Carter Verhehe each had a goal and an assist, and Spencer Knight Made 19 saves for Florida (15-14-4).
“I don’t think our game was much different until it got to 6-3,” Panthers coach Paul Morris said. “I think we had some things we would have liked to have done better with our feet in the transition game. That kind of bit us in the ass, but we put up 39. [shots]. We had enough to score. We gave up more than we could to have a chance to win tonight.”
The Bruins jumped out to a 4-0 lead with three goals in a 5:16 span of the first period, but Florida followed with 3 goals 5:20 into the second period to make it 4-3 before Boston pulled away.
“It’s going to happen,” Bruins captain Bergeron said. “I think we need to understand what makes you fall back like that and give up goals, or the odd person in a hurry or the situation. I think for me it’s always been simplified and when you play hard. instead of making a simple play or an easy play, I think that’s when you kind of get caught.”
Connor Clifton Gave Boston a 1-0 lead at 10:51 of the first period when he inbounded the puck and spun around the net to collect his center pass, which Knight deflected off the post.
Carlo made it 2-0 at 14:04 when he broke into a high position and tapped in Marchand’s pass to end his 32-game scoring streak.
“I feel like it created a lot of opportunities in the offensive zone for all of us quarterbacks,” Carlo said. “It’s a matter of, you know, putting it behind the net.”
Video. [email protected] Carlo enters the field and scores a goal
Charlie Coyle At 4:07 p.m., he made it 3-0 with a tiebreaker Trent Frederick cross-ice pass out of the right faceoff circle and flicking the ball out of the Knight’s pad and into the net.
Pastrnak made it 4-0 at 1:38 of the second with a power-play goal, deflecting Bergeron’s shot from the slot and sliding the shot under Knight’s arm.
“We give them opportunities, they will score,” said Verhege. “They’re a really skilled team and we give up what we gave up, they’re going to play and score goals. So I think we need to tighten things up a bit.”
Reinhart cut it to 4-1 at 3:02 with a shot past Ullmark on the doorstep after gathering it in front. Matt Kiersted point shot.
“I think we had a strong push in the second,” Kirstead said. “A little bit of a push back, but I think we kind of gave them too much. They threw us a little bit off, I think that hurt.”
Eric Stahl At 5:42, he made it 4-2, once Gustav Forsling feed from the right region.
Verhegen made it 4-3 with a backhand between the legs at 8:22, but David Kreich responded to make it 5-3 at 11:50 a.m Hampus Lindholm a redirect hit the post.
“I heard the note and I just came back to my side,” Krejci said. “I realized it wasn’t there, so I just put it away. It is one of them [being] right place, right time.”
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Bergeron gave Boston a 6-3 lead at 8:52 of the third period, scoring off a stretch pass from Clifton before hitting a power play goal at 13:18 for a 7-3 final.
“I think everybody in our room realizes that we probably don’t top 200 feet in 60 minutes,” Montgomery said. “But it seems like we’re going fast and away. It’s not ideal, but you have to be somewhat realistic, I guess realistic, that you’re going to go through these kinds of moments. And if we can learn when we win. , it’s better than learning how you lose, but then the losses will come and we’ll learn better.”
NOTES: The Panthers have lost five of their last eight games (3-5-0). … Knight made his first start since Dec. 6 in a 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. … Bergeron and Marchand have accounted for the same goal three times, bringing their total to 392, the second-most by a Bruins teammate behind Phil Esposito and Ken Hodge (406). Only two other active players with 390 or more attempts on the same goal Alex Ovechkin and: Nicklas Backstrom With the Washington Capitals (499 times). … Pastrnak extended his hitting streak to nine games (7-4 — 11), marking his second nine-game hitting streak of the season (Nov. 7-25). Joined the Edmonton Oilers Center Connor McDavid (twice) as the only player with a multi-point streak of at least nine games during 2022-23. … Reinhart scored his 400th NHL point.