Found November 07, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
On the night that Bruins' fans saluted an injured Tim Thomas with a standing ovation in his return to Boston, Tuukka Rask stood on his head a few times behind the pipes for the B's on Thursday night. Rask made 23 saves for his eighth win of the season as the Bruins defeated the Florida Panthers 4-1.  It was the ninth victory for the Bruins in their last ten meetings with the Panthers, and their second win against their division rival in the early part of this season. The Bruins reversed their early season trend of getting behind in games by scoring first at the 7:17 mark of the second period.  Bruins captain Zdeno Chara fed David Krejci at the blue line for a one-timer that beat Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen.  The goal was the third on the season for Krejci, who leads the Bruins in points scored with 15, averaging one point per game this year. The Bruins added to their lead in the third period when Dennis Seidenberg's slap shot from the blue line was tipped in by Brad...
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