The Boston Bruins came back from down 2-0 to defeat the Florida Panthers 3-2 in overtime on Monday night at TD Garden. Pavel Zacha supplied the game-winner in the extra time.
Zacha seized the opportunity during the 3-on-3 OT, rushing down an open lane to the Panthers’ end and firing a rocket of a shot past Sergei Bobrovsky for the winner.
The game was scoreless for just over six minutes, until the Panthers drew first blood. Florida captain Aleksander Barkov grabbed the goal mere seconds after the Bruins had an odd-man rush at the other end, taking it the other way and ripping a wrister far-side, high over Ullmark’s glove hand, to make it 1-0.
Sasha Barkov gives the Panthers the lead in Boston. 🚨 pic.twitter.com/yYMhiT20ak— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 30, 2023
Barkov caused more trouble for the Bruins later in the period, this time setting up the goal. Barkov carried the puck behind the Bruins’ net against rookie Matt Poitras, then used his superior size and reach to feed it around Poitras to Sam Reinhart, who fired it past Ullmark from the slot to make it 2-0 Panthers.