Panthers outshoot Bruins, 2-1, shootout. Finish with 3-2 win.
Boston leads off
Bergeron — Goal. Straight down Broadway, finishes with forehander.
Santorelli– Goal. Beats Rask with forehander through five-hole.
Spooner. NO Goal. Fails on forehander after cutting in from right side.
Stillman — GOAL — Stops at top of crease, connects with forehand pop.
Seguin — NO Goal — Flies in, turned back on forehander.
Spooner lands final shot in OT with 9.5 seconds left. Florida finishes with shot lead, 28-25. Going to shootout.
Bergeron carries down right side and nearly connects with 1:40 to go in OT.
With 2:05 gone, Caron fails to mash in easy forehander at base of right post. Good giddyup by Spooner to get the puck there.
End 60 minutes: Tied, 2-2.
18:47 — Another prime chance for Bruins when McArdle drops Kampfer on a tripping penalty. But again Bruins can’t get a puck over the line.
14:24 — Bruins with chance to put it away with Reasoner whistled off for holding. But land only two shots on net. Now 0-for-4 on man-advantage.
8:46 — Panthers knot it, 2-2. Reasoner forces turnover on forecheck behind Boston’s net, leaving McArdle to top in forehander from bottom edge of right circle. Even strength, 5-on-5. Panthers with 21-19 shot lead. Bruins snoozin’.
2:20 — Panther cut deficit to 2-1. Radek Dvorak cashes in doorstep forehander on Rask after ex-Bruin Marty Reasoner has shot attempt deflected on left side. Even strength, 5-on-5. Panthers with 18-16 shot lead.
A few statistical tidbits after 40:00:
xx — Panthers enjoying a healthy 21-13 advantage at the faceoff dot. Tought night in the circle for David Krejci, winning only 4 of 11 drops, 36 percent. For Florida, Scott Timmins an impressive 7-for-8 and Mike Santorelli 6-for-8.
xx — Dennis Seidenberg leading the way for the Bruins with four shots on net. Matt Bartkowski has landed three on net.
xx — Both sides stymied on the power play, the Panthers 0-for-4 and the Bruins 0-for-3.
xx — Boston captain Zdeno Chara without a shot on net and only one hit. Nathan Horton (4 slams) leads the Bruins in hits. Grant Triston also with four for the Sons of Sunrise.
End second period: Bruins, 2-0. Florida with 17-16 shot lead afer 40 minutes.
16:21 — Callahan off for high-sticking. Bruins run their PP skid to 0-for-3. Seguin makes laser dish from left circle, but no one in Black-and-Gold to slam home. Seconds later, puck back on his stick, Seguin turns it over in left circle.
11:51 — Bruins, 2-0. Horton collects short dish from Krecji, moves to slot from left side and snaps home 15-foot wrister on short side on Clemmensen. Bruins with 14-13 shot lead. Second goal of pre-season for ex-Floridian Horton. Goal comes only 24 seconds afer big Rask stop.
9:46 — Campbell called for interference. With 8:33 to go in period, Rask wtih excellent pad save on long-range wrister by Callahan.
1:20 — FIRST GOAL FOR TYLER SEGUIN – Boston, 1-0. Bruins rookie finds open back door on right side and and snaps doorstep roofer by Clemmensen off a pinpoint pass from Chara. Second assist by Recchi. Even strength. And you were there, on boston.com, reading every vowel and consonant.
End Period One: NO SCORE. Bruins with 6-5 shot lead. Neither side with much in the way of serious scoring threats.
17:22 — Best bout of the night. Lucic, with two right hands to the chin, drops Triston ”The Blown Piston” Grant.
14:09 — Still 0-0. Bruins intent on extra PK duty, Lucic sent off for elbowing minor. PK’ers again up to task. Through 17 minutes, Panthers with 5-4 shot lead.
10:20 — Still NO SCORE. Chara whistled off for a roughing minor. Panthers on second power play of night. Without Big Z on kill, Bruins go with backline pairings of Seidenberg-Kampfer; Bartkowski-Alexandrov.
7:58 — Panthers on power play (Arniel, hooking). Bruins PK1 has Caron and Campbell up front, with Chara and Kampfer in back. PK2 has Horton and Krejci together, with Seidenberg and Bartkowski.
5:59 — Stuart Bruins’ first fight combatant of night, throwing down with McArdle. Five each for fight. Never more than a Harvard-Radcliffe mixer.
2:01 — Paetsch hold on Spooner gives Bruins first power play. PP1 has the Krejci line out there, backed by Chara and Seidenberg. PP2 has Bergeron flanked by Seguin and Recchi, backed by Bartkowski and Kampfer. B’s don’t covert with either unit.
Tuukka Rask in net for the Bruins. Scott Clemmesen minding Florida’s pipes.
Bruins open with a Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton trio. Matt Bartkowski and Mark Stuart the first D’ pairing.
Ready to rock ‘n’ roll here at the Vault, Bruins vs. Panthers.
Ex-BC Eagle Scott Clemmensen is one of the two Panthers goalies who will dress tonight. Jacob Markstrom is also wearing the pads of ignorance.
Former Bruin Byron Bitz is one of the Florida’s 12 forwards. Fellow ex-Bruin Dennis Wideman, who scored a goal against the Bruins Thursday night in a tuneup in Rochester, has the night off.
The Garden crowd is getting its first look at freshman sensation Tyler Seguin in a pre-season game. He dressed here last week for the rookie scrums, but this is his first time showcased with the varsity.
Boston’s two goalies in uniform: Nolan Schaefer and Tuukka Rask. Still no action for Tim Thomas. All three netminders will make the trip to Europe, which begins with a Wednesday night flight out of Logan bound for Belfast.
Boston strongman Shawn Thornton has the night off. Filling his heavyweight gloves is Brian McGrattan. Coach Claude Julien this morning did not rule out the possibility of the Bruins carrying both Thornton and McGrattan on regular-season roster, but there is probably too much redundancy in their skills. There are only so many fights. Not enough, mind you, for anyone to get too excited for a team to carry pair of heavyweighters.