SUNRISE, Fla. – Patrice Bergeron scored two goals and David Krejci scored the winner in the shootout and the Boston 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.
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.
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 on Rask and his wrist shot got past him at 15:54.
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.