Panthers beat Bruins in a wild Game 6 forcing Game 7 in Boston

SUNRISE, FL — The Panthers forced a Game 7 in their Eastern Conference first-round series by beating the Boston Bruins 7-5 on Friday night.

The game started along the exact sequence that Game 5 in Boston did on Wednesday night: Florida took a 1-0 lead, Boston tied it, Florida took a 2-1 lead, Boston tied it, Florida took a 3-2 lead, Boston tied it.

A wild third period saw a back-and-forth game between the two teams as they continued to trade goals. Every time Boston took a lead it was short-lived as the Panthers answered back.

Late in the third period and down by a goal the Bruins were forced to pull their goalie, Linus Ullmark, for an extra attacker. The gambit did not pay off, however as the Panthers scored a near-rink-length empty netter to put the game on ice.

The league’s best Bruins will now head home to Boston for a pivotal win or go home Game 7 on Sunday night.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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