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Ryan Spooner scores twice in Boston's 3-1 win over Florida

  • Florida Panthers' Connor Brickley (86) battles Boston Bruins' Landon Ferraro (29) and Kevan Miller, right, for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Florida Panthers' Connor Brickley (86) battles Boston Bruins' Landon Ferraro (29) and Kevan Miller, right, for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16) and Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16) and Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers' Jaromir Jagr (68) handles the puck behind the net as Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Florida Panthers' Jaromir Jagr (68) handles the puck behind the net as Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

Ryan Spooner scored twice and Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

Backed by a strong stretch from Rask, the Bruins posted their eighth win in 11 games (8-1-2). Rask is 6-0-2 in his past eight starts.

The 28-year-old Vezina Trophy winner held the Panthers scoreless until former Bruin Reilly Smith's fired a slap shot from the right point that broke between his pads with 6:04 to play.

Brad Marchand sealed it with an empty-net goal, firing it from center ice with 1:23 to play.

Roberto Luongo made 22 saves for the Panthers, who lost for the third time in four games. They are winless in their past nine meetings in Boston (0-8-1).