Jake DeBrusk Announces Winner, Bruins Beat Panthers 4-2 – WSVN 7News | Miami news, weather, sports

BOSTON (AP) – Jake DeBrusk drew 2-2 in the second period, Linus Ullmark made 19 saves and the Boston Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 Tuesday night to get the first wild card in the Eastern Conference.

DeBrusk scored the final match winner as he slammed the rebound from a Brad Marchand shot at 4:59. Ullmark has 5-1 in its last eight games and has only allowed 10 goals in that period.

Erik Haula and Taylor Hall scored six seconds apart in the first period, and Marchand scored his 32nd goal late in the third for Boston, which travels to Carolina in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Bruins were swept in three games in the regular season by the Hurricanes by a 16-1 margin.

Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak each had two assists for Boston.

Panthers goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovsky had 34 saves as Florida lost for the second game in a row after rattling 13 wins.

Sam Reinhart scored a power-play goal and tied the game at 2-2 for Florida with less than a second left of the first.

Goals by Haula and Hall had given Boston a 2-1 lead with just under four minutes left in the first.

Gustav Forsling scored his 10th in the first period for the Panthers, who mustered only three shots in the third period.

THE PRESIDENT TROPHY

Florida failed to win the trophy for the best record in hockey and must win one of its last two games.

MISSING THE POINT

The Bruins kept Jonathan Huberdeau off the roster for only the second time in the last 20 games. Huberdeau came in on the night in second place in the NHL in points.

POWER DISCONNECTION

Boston went 0-3 with the man advantage and has now played 12 games without a power-play goal, going 0-to-36 in that period.

REMARKS: Marchand scored in an empty net, which got an 11-game goalless drought. … Florida dropped to 18-4-2 against Atlantic Division. … Boston won its third in a row and fifth in the last six. Claude Giroux has six points in three games for Florida.

NEXT

Panthers: Travel to Ottawa Thursday night.

Bruins: Host Buffalo Thursday night.

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