SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Glen Murray had a career night with two goals and three assists Friday night as the Boston Bruins pasted former coach Mike Keenan and the Florida Panthers, 7-1.
Murray scored in the first period to give Boston a 2-0 lead and struck again on the power play early in the third to make it 5-1. He also registered assists on both of Knuble's goals and another by Guerin.
Knuble opened the scoring 4:51 into the contest when he got a pass from Thornton at the top of the crease and lifted the puck past goaltender Trevor Kidd for his third goal of the season.
Murray made it 2-0 just under seven minutes later on a redirection of defenseman Don Sweeney's pass.
Thornton and Murray set up Knuble's second of the night 5:15 into the second period. It was Knuble's fifth career two-goal game.
After Olli Jokinen's shorthanded goal got Florida on the board, Thornton and Murray got the assists on Guerin's power-play tally with 6:12 to go in the period.
Luongo took a shot to the head from Murray in the opening minute of the third period and was replaced by Kidd, who was beaten by Murray seconds later. Guerin capped his two-goal effort with a power-play tip-in with 8:15 left. Boston was three for six with the man advantage.
Byron Dafoe stopped 25 shots for his third straight win on the heels of a three-game losing streak.