Boston Bruins defeat Florida Panthers, 3-2

Mark Recchi scored in the eighth round of the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins to their fourth win in a row with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

David Krejci and Marc Savard also scored in the shootout for Boston when a save would have given the Panthers the victory.

David Booth gave Florida a 1-0 lead in the shootout in the third round and Kamil Kreps scored in the seventh round.

Recchi and Krejci also scored in regulation for Boston,...

As the Bruins scattered last night at the BankAtlantic Center - six are off to Vancouver, some are headed to warmer vacation spots, others are returning to offseason homes - there were smiles and handshakes and congratulations all around. In a six-day span, the Bruins had turned a season that appeared ticketed to Lottery Land into a season that might see some playoff hockey yet.

The Bruins, stuck in 12th place just a week ago, will enter the Olympic break in seventh pla...