BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci scored three goals for the Boston Bruins in a 4-1 win over Florida on Tuesday night, hours after the Panthers made a series of deals to retool their lineup.
Jarome Iginla also scored for the Bruins, who kept former Boston goalie Tim Thomas busy all night with 39 shots on goal.
It was possibly Thomas’ last game for the Panthers, who earlier Tuesday picked up veteran Roberto Luongo from Vancouver. If Thomas agrees to waive his no-trade clause, the Panthers may not be done dealing before Wednesday afternoon’s trade deadline.
Thomas, who led Boston to the 2011 Stanley Cup by beating Luongo and Vancouver, showed why a contender may be interested in the 39-year-old, making 35 saves. He allowed three goals before Krejci scored in an empty net with 14 seconds left, and a few hats from the remaining fans fell to the ice.