Bruins 3, Panthers 2, SO

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Bruins found a way to get a win without playing their best game.

Patrice Bergeron scored two goals and David Krejci scored the winner in the shootout and the Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Monday night.

Bergeron scored two goals for Boston, and Tuukka Rask stopped 38 shots.

Jason Garrison and Shawn Matthias scored goals for Florida, and Scott Clemmensen made 33 saves.

Bergeron also had a goal in the shootout for Boston, and Stephen Weiss had a shootout goal for Florida. Krejci came straight at Clemmensen and poked in the puck.

"I made up my mind to get a goal," Krejci said. "I knew from the beginning what I was going to do and it worked today."

The Bruins allowed four breakaways during the game, but only gave up a goal on one because of solid goaltending by Rask.

"Our battle was better tonight. But when you give a team four breakaways it gives you an idea of the sharpness of our game," Bruins coach Claude Julien said.

"Definitely disappointed in that but when things are tough you have to find ways to win and I think our guys did a good enough job to battle and found a way to win and you take the wins for what they're worth."

Bergeron's second goal of the game came during a two-man advantage and put the Bruins ahead 2-1.

Tyler Seguin shot from the slot and Bergeron deflected the puck under Clemmensen's legs at 14:40 of the second.

"It was a hard-fought game," Bergeron said. "They're a very good team and they played hard and they were very hard on their forecheck. We seemed to find a way and that's all that matters."

The Panthers answered back just over a minute later. As Matthias was coming out of the penalty box, he took a pass from Tomas Kopecky. Matthias skated in free on Rask and his wrist shot trickled past him at 15:54.

"There was nothing you could do, the whole bench was yelling when the power play was ending. It's always worse when you have more time to make that read," Rask said.

"I usually don't get beat on five hole, but it was a good shot. It kind of trickled through and it was right underneath my knee, a good spot for the shooter. I was a little mad it went through me but it happens."

It was the only breakaway the Panthers scored on.

"It was nice to get a second breakaway," Matthias said. "I kind of messed up on the first one, so when you get a second chance at it, another crack, it's nice to score."

Stephen Weiss got an assist on the goal, giving him the Panthers' franchise record for assists with 232, passing Olli Jokinen.

The Panthers tied it at 1 on Garrison's goal at 8:28 of the second.

The Panthers brought the puck out from behind the net to Mike Weaver above the right circle. He passed across to Garrison above the left circle and his slap shot bounced off Boston's Dennis Seidenberg and into the net. Garrison leads all NHL defensemen with 12 goals.

Boston took a 1-0 lead just 80 seconds in. Bergeron took a shot from above the high slot that got past Clemmensen on the stick side. It was the fourth straight game the Panthers gave up the first goal.

Notes: Boston C Rich Peverley will miss the team's next two games after returning to Boston from Florida to attend to a personal matter. Peverley is expected to return for Thursday's game at New Jersey. ... Boston has won the past five games at Florida. ... Florida D Ed Jovanovski left the game with an upper body injury in the first period and did not return. ... Weiss has 367 points (135 goals, 232 assists) in his career. ... Matthias set career highs with his eighth goal and 17th point of the season.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
01:20BOS Patrice Bergeron (13) ASST: Benoit Pouliot (8), Tyler Seguin (22) 1 - 0 BOS
2nd Period
08:28FLA Jason Garrison (12) ASST: Mike Weaver (10), Matt Bradley (5) 1 - 1 Tie
14:40BOS PPG - Patrice Bergeron (14) ASST: Tyler Seguin (23) 2 - 1 BOS
15:54FLA Shawn Matthias (8) ASST: Tomas Kopecky (13), Stephen Weiss (23) 2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
OT Period
1FLAMarcel Goc - Save
2BOSBenoit Pouliot - Save
3FLADmitry Kulikov - Missed
4BOSTyler Seguin - Missed
5FLAStephen Weiss - Goal
6BOSPatrice Bergeron - Goal
7FLAMikael Samuelsson - Missed
8BOSDavid Krejci - Goal
Shootout Summary
RNDFlorida PanthersBoston Bruins
1Marcel GocBenoit Pouliot
2Dmitry KulikovTyler Seguin
3Stephen WeissPatrice Bergeron
4Mikael SamuelssonDavid Krejci
Three Stars of the Game
Patrice Bergeron
Patrice Bergeron
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 19:05
Shawn Matthias
Shawn Matthias
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 0TOI: 16:26
Tuukka Rask
Tuukka Rask
SA: 40TOI: 64:41
GA: 2EV: 27-29
PIM: 0PP: 11-11
SV%: .950SH: 0-0
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:43BOS Dennis Seidenberg  Hooking against  Matt Bradley
17:09BOS Daniel Paille  Fighting (maj) against  Ed Jovanovski
17:09FLA Ed Jovanovski  Fighting (maj) against  Daniel Paille
2nd Period
12:42FLA Tomas Fleischmann  Hooking against  Adam McQuaid
13:46FLA Shawn Matthias  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
17:08BOS Zdeno Chara  Hooking against  Mike Santorelli
3rd Period
OT Period
00:36BOS Patrice Bergeron  Hooking against  Tomas Fleischmann
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/20/3
Faceoff Wins2632
Blocked Shots97
Penalty Minutes119
11G. CampbellC0004016:26
14J. CorvoD00-21015:39
17M. LucicL00-12018:29
18N. HortonR00-11016:39
19T. SeguinC0215018:28
20D. PailleL0000513:37
21A. FerenceD00-10021:31
22S. ThorntonL0001012:30
23C. KellyC00-20016:17
33Z. CharaD0002226:20
37P. BergeronC2016219:05
38J. CaronR00-1209:08
44D. SeidenbergD0002225:51
46D. KrejciC0001019:27
52Z. HamillC00-1209:58
54A. McQuaidD0001018:46
55J. BoychukD0014022:23
67B. PouliotL0111013:45
40T. Rask3840.95064:41
7D. KulikovD0005026:28
9S. WeissC0111020:36
10J. MaddenC00-10015:32
13M. SantorelliC0013010:28
14T. FleischmannL0017219:01
18S. MatthiasC1004216:26
21K. BarchR0000010:14
22M. BradleyR0111011:02
26M. SamuelssonR0004019:39
27M. RepikR00-14013:54
32K. VersteegR0003019:08
43M. WeaverD0100023:36
44E. GudbransonD0001016:04
51B. CampbellD0011030:39
52J. GarrisonD1013023:41
55E. JovanovskiD000055:14
57M. GocC0000017:01
82T. KopeckyR0113017:22
30S. Clemmensen3335.94364:57