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Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic score to help Bruins beat Panthers 4-1

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    Fans react after Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) scored a goal against the Florida Panthers during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) (The Associated Press)

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    Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic (17) slams Florida Panthers' Jack Skille (12) into the glass as they chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) (The Associated Press)

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    Fans celebrate with Florida Panthers' Tomas Kopecky (82) after he scored a goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) (The Associated Press)

Zdeno Chara and Milan Lucic scored first-period goals and the Boston Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Sunday.

Chris Kelly had a power-play goal in the second and Daniel Paille had an empty-net goal in the third. Tuukka Rask stopped 34 shots for the Bruins, who won their third straight game.

Tomas Kopecky scored a goal for Florida and Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves in his second consecutive start for the Panthers, who have lost seven of their past eight games and five in a row at home.

The Bruins took a 1-0 lead on Lucic's goal at 7:57 of the first. David Krejci won the faceoff and pushed the puck out to Lucic at the top of the left circle and his slap shot beat Markstrom on the stick side.