Closing out a hectic week in Boston, the Bruins played host to the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Following a tough 3-2 loss to the Penguins on Saturday, Tuukka Rask was between the pipes yet again for Boston. On the opposing end, protecting the crease for Florida, Jacob Markstrom.
Jaromir Jagr (16) got the Bruins going early in the first period 3:03 to be exact. The goal gave Carl Soderberg his first NHL career assist and point; Chris Kelly also assisted.
It turned out to be a goal per period, as a continued effort to keep the puck in play by Shawn Thornton, helped to produce a goal for Dougie Hamilton at 13:33. Despite numerous offensive chances, the goal, Hamilton’s fifth of the year was the only one of the period.
Down two goals, Florida did what any team would and pulled Markstrom. It didn’t take long for Boston to capitalize on the empty net and Brad Marchand made it 3-0 Boston at 18:38, Seguin and Bergeron with the assists.
With an emotional week finally coming to a close, the Bruins hosted their annual “Shirts Off Their Backs”. This year, first responders were the rightful recipients of game worn jerseys.
Struggling as of late, the win will hopefully be the turning point that Boston needs going into the final week of games. Next up, Jagr will face off against last seasons teammates as the Bruins travel to Philadelphia on Tuesday night.