After Chris Wagner received the 7th Player Award, the Bruins went to battle. They controlled the game early, but Jake DeBrusk took a penalty mid-way through the first period. Riley Sheahan made the Bruins pay, scoring seconds after the penalty expired.
A couple of minutes later, the Panthers extended their lead to 2-0 after Dadonov puts a rebound in from the slot.
The Bruins battled back in the second period and were finally rewarded with a goal. It was Noel Acciari’s sixth of the season, and it brought the Bruins to within one.
Shortly after Acciari scored, the Bruins were headed to the powerplay for the first time. However, it did not go as planned, and the Panthers reasserted their lead to 3-1.
Despite being down by two heading into the second period, the Bruins didn’t give enough effort to claw their way back into the game. While the Panthers parked the bus, the Bruins only managed six shots on goal prior to Dadonov scoring an empty net goal to put the Panthers up 4-1.
Stats from Today’s Game
|Shots on Goal||31||23|