The Boston Bruins defeated the Florida Panthers 3-2 at TD Garden on Monday, extending their winning run from the start of the season to nine games. Pavel Zacha scored the game’s first goal at 3:36 of overtime.

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With a wrist shot from down the right wing that beat Sergei Bobrovsky’s blocker side, Zacha, who also earned an assist, scored.

“I wanted to know if we were going to play 2-on-1, and while I was driving there, I wanted to know if I would have a chance to pass,” Zacha stated. After that, though, the defense kind of disappeared, so I just looked to see where it was free on the far side, and I’m glad I went low blocker there.

Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy scored, and the Bruins (8-0-1) recorded their longest point run in team history with 35 saves from Linus Ullmark.

“After the first period, we just wanted to simplify our game because they looked so fast and we looked so slow,” Boston coach Jim Montgomery stated. Reach the forecheck and try to wear them down on their end.

Florida (4-3-1) scored goals and assists from Aleksander Barkov and Sam Reinhart, and Bobrovsky made 23 stops.

We have good and terrible times since the season is still young, Barkov said.

However, we want to make it clear that this is a game, and that we’re playing for an entire 60 minutes at full effort, not just 20 or 40. Given their current position in first place and their skill level, I have no doubt that Boston will score if given the opportunity.

At 6:13 in the first period, Barkov scored the game’s opening goal for the Panthers, beating Ullmark’s left pad on a 2-on-1 with Reinhart.

At 15:08, Reinhart scored the second goal by one-timing Barkov’s assist from behind the net.

The relationship between Barkov and Reinhart is rather pleasant, according to Panthers coach Paul Maurice. It’s a pretty clever sentence, but it’s not a very substantial one.

At 3:38 in the second period, Marchand scored on a centering feed from Jake DeBrusk to make it 2-1.

As Marchand put it, We got better at helping each other out. It was beneficial to us as it made it possible for us to continue find pucks after they had finished their physical play. and we kept moving it forward and kind of caught them coming the wrong way.”

At 7:20 of the third period, McAvoy knotted the score 2-2 with a forehand deke off a feed in the slot from David Pastrnak.

At 9:28, McAvoy was given a match penalty for a check to Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s head. This gave the Panthers a five-minute power play, during which they had six attempts on goal, but they were unable to score.

Bruins restart every break

“We never gave them the momentum, which is why it was so beneficial for us,” Ullmark remarked. They always have to restart it or break out and come in because we always [get] the puck out in 15, 20 seconds. We prevented them from establishing anything since there may be a confrontation or anything else afterwards. And as I have stated, I have to give the [penalty kill] people all the credit. Not only that, but they [performed] an amazing job all throughout the game.

NOTES: Sam Bennett, a forward, and Ekman-Larsson both departed the game early. Maurice had no new information on either player. Bennett was playing in his first game of the season after missing the previous seven games for Florida due to a lower-body ailment. .. Due to an upper-body injury, Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk departed the game during the first period. Montgomery states that “a couple of weeks” are anticipated for his absence. Barkov tied Jonathan Huberdeau for the most NHL games played in Panthers team history with his 671st game. With eight goals in his first eight games of the season, Reinhart joined Pavel Bure (1998–99) and Scott Mellanby (1995–96) as the third-highest goal scorer in Florida history.


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