BSJ Game Report: Bruins 4, Panthers 3 – 2 goals in final minute stun Florida, extend point streak to 18 games

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Everything you need to know from the Bruins’ 4-3 win over the Panthers in quickie form, with BSJ insight and analysis…

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This Bruins team just doesn’t quit: For the second game in a row, Boston erased a two-goal deficit en route to a win, besting the Panthers, 4-3, to extend the team’s win streak to five in a row and push their point streak to 18 games. The manner in which Boston clinched their two points in the standings was a bit more dramatic on Thursday, however. For just the second time in franchise history, the Bruins overcame a deficit in the final minute and still managed to win in regulation — as Patrice Bergeron’s second goal of the night put Boston ahead for the first time all night with just seven seconds remaining on the clock.

What was largely a listless TD Garden for most of the evening was already buzzing in the seconds leading up to Bergeron’s rocket of a wrist shot — as Boston tied things up just 30 seconds earlier, with Matt Grzelcyk providing the equalizer with a one-time blast after the B’s pulled Tuukka Rask.

In what has been a ridiculous run that has seen Boston not drop a game in regulation since all the way back on Jan. 19, this game might take the cake — not only because of the manner in which the Bruins won, but due to the fact that they did it without three top-six options in David Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk and Marcus Johansson all sidelined due to injuries. At this point, what else do you need to see from this Bruins club that could dispel the notion that this team is going to make some noise in the postseason? Tampa Bay looms large, yes, but these Bruins continue to prove again and again that they are never out of any fight.

B’s top-six takes another hit: