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Pirri scores winner in shootout as Panthers top Bruins 2-1

  • Florida Panthers center Brandon Pirri (73) is congratulated by teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins in a shootout of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Saturday, March 21, 2015. The Panthers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Florida Panthers center Brandon Pirri (73) is congratulated by teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins in a shootout of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Saturday, March 21, 2015. The Panthers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers center Brandon Pirri (73) scores the game winning goal against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Saturday, March 21, 2015. The Panthers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Florida Panthers center Brandon Pirri (73) scores the game winning goal against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Saturday, March 21, 2015. The Panthers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers defenseman Willie Mitchell (33) checks Boston Bruins center Ryan Spooner (51) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Florida Panthers defenseman Willie Mitchell (33) checks Boston Bruins center Ryan Spooner (51) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)  (The Associated Press)

Brandon Pirri scored the winning shootout goal to lead the Florida Panthers over the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Saturday night.

Pirri beat Tuukka Rask five-hole in the second round of the shootout. Roberto Luongo turned aside all three of Boston's shooters.

The Panthers won their second in a row and beat Boston for the first time since a 6-2 home victory March 15, 2012, a span of 10 games.

Jimmy Hayes scored in regulation for the Panthers, and Luongo made 26 saves in his second start since returning from a shoulder injury.

Patrice Bergeron scored, and Rask stopped 24 shots in the Bruins' fourth straight loss. Boston is one point ahead of the Ottawa Senators in the race for the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.