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Bruins 4, Panthers 3

September 19, 1999

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ Antti Laaksonen’s goal, with just under eight minutes remaining Saturday night, lifted the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 exhibition victory over the Florida Panthers.

Rob DeMaio emerged from a tangle of players along the left boards and fed Laaksonen, whose shot slid between the legs of goalie Florida Rich Shulmistra with 7:49 remaining.

Florida (0-2-1) scored the only goal in the first period, then went up 2-0 when Viktor Kozlov scored on a power play just 35 seconds into the second.

But Boston (3-0-1) scored the next three goals, with Steve Heinze’s 25-foot slap shot from the left side giving the Bruins their first lead with 16:20 left in the game.

John Grahame’s goal at 6:13 tied the game at 3.

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