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Bruins hope for more success against Panthers

Florida (7-10-1) at Boston (12-3-4), 7:00 pm EST

BOSTON (Ticker) -- The top-ranked defense in the NHL has become

the Boston Bruins' second-best weapon during a recent winning

stretch.

Winners of 10 of their last 12, the rolling Bruins hope to

continue their success when they host the Florida Panthers on

Friday.

Boston, which has yielded just 45 goals, has been clicking on

the offensive end lately, posting 31 goals over the last eight

games. Such prowess was evident in its 7-4 win over the Buffalo

Sabres on Wednesday.

''When things are going well, you want to take advantage of it,

but at the same time, it's just a matter of our team staying

focused and not taking anything for granted," Bruins coach

Claude Julien told the Boston Globe. "The worst thing you could

do is take anything for granted, think you can just go out there

and just play okay and pull out some wins."

The Bruins were able to pull out the gritty victory by netting

five unanswered goals after trailing, 4-2, in the first period.

"Sometimes there are going to be some ugly wins but you've got

to know that every game, you've got to come ready and prepared

to do the job," Julien told the Globe after the win. "And when

you are, you can bounce back from situations like (Wednesday)

where we had a tough start but because the guys were determined

and focused we got ourselves back in the game."

Center Marc Savard had a goal and three assists against Buffalo

and has nine points during his four-game points streak.

Florida dropped a 3-1 decision to the New Jersey Devils on

Thursday and fell to 3-2-0 in its last five contests following a

six-game losing skid.

Goaltender Tomas Vokoun made 16 saves in his third straight

start and rookie Michael Frolik - the 10th overall pick in 2006

- scored his first career goal.

The Panthers have done a valiant job killing penalties in their

last six contests, yielding only one goal over their last 24

shorthanded situations.

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