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Milan Lucic scores 2 goals, Bruins beat Panthers 6-2 in goalie Tim Thomas' return to Boston

Tuesday, 01.28.2014 / 9:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Milan Lucic scores 2 goals, Bruins beat Panthers 6-2 in goalie Tim Thomas' return to Boston

BOSTON - Milan Lucic scored twice and the Bruins spoiled goalie Tim Thomas' return to Boston with a 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.

It was the third straight six-goal game for the Bruins, known more for their defence, following road wins of 6-1 and 6-3. The Atlantic Division leaders improved to 5-0-1 in their last six games.

Thomas won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 2011 when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup. He spent one more season with them, took last season off and then joined the Panthers.

Zdeno Chara, Reilly Smith, Shawn Thornton and David Krejci also scored for Boston, which led 4-0 until Brad Boyes connected for Florida with 2:33 left in the second period. Dmitry Kulikov added a power-play goal for the Panthers 4 minutes into the third.

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