"I'd like to have the first one back," said Luongo, who had
allowed only three goals in his first four games. "The last two
goals were kind of freaky goals, but what are you going to do?
There's nothing to be ashamed about for me."
Brad Isbister also scored for the Bruins, who have won three
straight since losing their first two games of the season. P.J.
Axelsson added an empty-net goal in the final minute.
The Panthers seemed to come to life after Luongo was pulled,
outshooting Boston 13-3 the rest of the second period and cutting
Boston's lead to 3-2.
"I told Roberto it wasn't because of his play, I was trying to
change the momentum," Florida coach Jacques Martin said. "And I
think we did that."
Isbister scored an insurance goal when he put a rebound over
Jamie McLennan at 11:34 of the third period. McLennan stopped nine
of 10 shots after replacing Luongo.
Murray's power-play goal gave Boston a 1-0 lead 4:53 in.
Bergeron made it 3-0 when he put in his own rebound after Luongo
made a sprawling save on his wraparound attempt.
"He's a kid who sees the game, knows the game and he really
picks up on things really quickly," Murray said of Bergeron. "You
can't say enough about him. He's well beyond 20 years old."
Horton scored Florida's first goal when he one-timed a shot from
the slot off the far post. Kolnik then grabbed a loose puck after a
shot by Martin Gelinas was blocked and fired a wrist shot to the
short side with Raycroft out of position.
"The way the games are going, a two- or three-goal lead just
isn't enough anymore," Bruins coach Mike Sullivan said. "That's a
lesson we should heed coming out of this game."
There were two fights in the first 3:12 of the game, with
Boston's Colton Orr squaring off with Eric Cairns, and Boston's
Patrick Leahy going against Chris Gratton. ... Florida played
without F Gary Roberts (groin). ... Boston has scored 18 goals in
its three victories after managing only one in each of the first
two games. ... The Panthers failed in their attempt to start 4-1
for the first time since 1995-96, when they made their only trip to
the Stanley Cup finals. ... C Dave Scatchard made his Boston debut
after missing the first four games with a groin injury.
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Arena: BB&T Center Location: Sunrise, Florida
Referees: Bill McCreary, Craig Spada Linesmen: Pierre Racicot, Anthony Sericolo
Attendance: 15,617 (81.1% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Glen Murray (4)
(Power Play) Assists: Patrice Bergeron, Sergei Samsonov
Tom Fitzgerald (1)
Assists: Travis Green, P.J. Axelsson
Patrice Bergeron (3)
(Power Play) Assists: Glen Murray, Sergei Samsonov
Nathan Horton (2)
Assists: Stephen Weiss, Serge Payer
Juraj Kolnik (2)
Assist: Martin Gelinas
Brad Isbister (2)
Assists: Brian Leetch, Glen Murray
P.J. Axelsson (2)
(Shorthanded) (Empty Net) Assist: Tom Fitzgerald