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Panthers regain Atlantic lead

Florida moves into first; Bruins lose fifth straight

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

Jokinen's great deflection

FLA@BOS: Jokinen tips in the puck top-shelf for goal

3/24/16: Jussi Jokinen tips the feed from Dmitry Kulikoy top-shelf for his 16th goal of the season, extending the Panthers' lead

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BOSTON -- Linemates Reilly Smith, Vincent Trocheck and Jussi Jokinen each scored and Roberto Luongo made 34 saves and the Florida Panthers moved back into first place in the Atlantic Division with a 4-1 win against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Thursday.

Trocheck and Jokinen each had an assist and Jonathan Huberdeau scored into an empty net for the Panthers (41-24-9), who have 91 points and moved two points ahead of the idle Tampa Bay Lightning. The Panthers conclude their three-game road trip at the Lightning on Saturday in a battle for first place between the two Florida-based teams.

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Situation Room

Video Review: FLA @ BOS - 8:03 of the Third Period

Referee's call on the ice stands - no goal Boston

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Situation Room: FLA vs. BOS

Situation Room: No goal call stands in the 3rd period

3/24/16: After a coach's challenge, the call of no goal stands, as it is inconclusive in determining if the puck crossed the goal line

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At 8:03 of the third period in the Panthers/Bruins game, video review was inconclusive in determining whether the puck completely crossed the Florida goal line. Therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no goal Boston.

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Situation Room

Video Review: FLA @ BOS - 5:14 of the First Period

Video supports referee's call on the ice, no goal Boston

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Situation Room: FLA vs. BOS

Situation Room: No goal call stands after review

3/24/16: After an official review, the referee's call that the puck did not cross the goal line stands, resulting in no goal for the Bruins

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At 5:14 of the first period in the Panthers/Bruins game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that the puck did not cross the Florida goal line. No goal Boston.

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NHL Insider

Bruins' Julien as modest as they come

Winningest coach in Bruins history refuses to stand on pedestal

by Dave Stubbs @dave_stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

NEW YORK -- Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien was settling in for a talk in a performer's dressing room at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday afternoon when he noticed, through a doorway, a pair of skates and a New York Rangers bag on a bench.

"Is this a coach's room?" Julien asked the security guard who had ushered us in. "I don't want them to think I'm spying …"

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NHL Insider

Bruins hit longest losing streak at worst time

Boston carries four-game slide into home game against Florida

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

NEW YORK -- Prior to playing at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand was praising the effort, battle level and desire they've had in the Stanley Cup Playoff race this season compared to last season, when he complained about passengers and players not bringing it every night.

The sentiment from Marchand is all well and good, but the Bruins have eight games to make it matter. They're by no means a lock to make the playoffs, not after losing their season-high fourth game in a row, 5-2 to the New York Rangers.

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game preview

Panthers eyeing Atlantic lead vs. Bruins

Florida needs one point to jump ahead of Tampa Bay in division; Boston's Rask questionable

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

PANTHERS (40-24-9) at BRUINS (39-27-8)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; FS-F, NESN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV

BOSTON -- The Florida Panthers can re-take the Atlantic Division lead when they play the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Thursday.

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