SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored 17 seconds into overtime to end a late scoring flurry to give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 victory over the NHL-leading Boston Bruins on Saturday night.
After David Pastrnak gave the Bruins the lead with 48.6 seconds left in regulation, Florida captain Alexander Barkov tied it with 2.4 seconds remaining.
The Panthers, last season’s winners of the NHL Presidents Trophy, won for the first time this season while trailing in the third period of a game. Florida was 0–17–1 in such situations while the Bruins were 26–0–1 after the first 40 minutes.
Craig Smith and Charlie Coyle also scored for Boston, and Jeremy Swayman made 34 saves.
The Panthers got goals from Brandon Montour and Sam Bennett. Florida’s usual starter Alex Lyon stopped 36 shots for his AHL team in Charlotte.
Coyle was credited with the goal that gave Boston a 2–1 lead late in the second period, when Bennett fired the puck out of the air and scored into his own net.
Bennett redeemed himself at 8:29 of the third, tying it up with a big wrist shot from the right circle. He was able to fool Sweeman a bit as he looked to pass the puck, but instead wound up letting one out 20 feet.
NOTES: Lyon made his fifth consecutive start in place of the injured Sergei Bobrovsky. … Boston forward Trent Frederick left the game in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Bruins: Sunday at Carolina.
Panthers: Host Tampa Bay on February 6.