The scoring started from captain Zdeno Chara on a slapper from the point. At the end of the first Bergeron found the back of the net on a nice back door set up from Marchand and Seguin.
In the second period, the Panthers quickly cut the lead in half after a pretty Shawn Matthias short handed goal. The Panthers continued to keep the puck in the Bruins zone for a majority of the period, but the Bruins escaped with the 2-1 lead.
The third period saw more of the Bruins sloppy own zone play, but were lucky to eventually get the puck in Florida's zone and convert on a Shawn Thornton follow up on his orignal shot.
A few moments later Horton would score a goal that would be called back due to Milan Lucic goal tender interference.
Bergeron added an empty netter with less than a minute to go to seal the deal.
The Bruins finally got a regulation win. However, the suspect play after maintaing a early lead resurfaced. They get tomorrow off before playing at the back to back against Washington at Boston and back in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Maybe having a day off without traveling will help the Bruins, and let them come in Saturday afternoon strong.