Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins grabbed their 50th win of the season Tuesday night, and got it over the league-best Florida Panthers by a 4-2 final at TD Garden. Boston spoiled Florida’s chance to clinch the Presidents’ Trophy with the victory.

After the win, the Bruins (50-25-5) further solidified their standing in the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. They remain on track to draw the Metropolitan division and play the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Panthers scored first off the stick of Gustav Forsling, who deflected a point shot past Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark. The Bruins answered in historic fashion later in the period, with Erik Haula and Taylor Hall each scoring goals six seconds apart to put the Bruins up 2-1. It was actually the second-fastest time between two goals in Bruins history. The record holders are Ray Getliffe and Leroy Goldsworthy (obviously) with five seconds in a game on Jan. 4, 1938.

In what’s been a disturbing theme with the 2021-22 Bruins, they allowed yet another goal in the final seconds of a period, this time a tying goal by Sam Reinhart at the 19:59 mark of the first. But Jake DeBrusk would get it back for the B’s just 4:59 into the second period with his 24th goal of the season, which would prove to be the game-winner.

Despite the win, the Bruins’ power play drought continued. They went 0-for-3 on the night, bringing their recent cold streak to 35 power play opportunities in a row without a goal. They have two more regular season games to figure that out, on Thursday against the Sabres and Friday against the Maple Leafs.

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