1/23/97 -- 10:32 PM

Panthers-Bruins


BOSTON (AP) - Radek Dvorak had two goals and an assist Thursday night and John Vanbiesbrouck made 28 saves to lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins.

Ray Sheppard added a goal and two assists as Florida snapped a four-game losing streak.

Boston has lost six of its last eight and three straight at home.

Vanbiesbrouck has allowed two or fewer goals in 20 of his 33 appearances this season.

Rob Tallas started in goal for Boston with Bill Ranford continuing to recover from tendinitis in his shoulder.

Rhett Warrener's first goal of the season, at 6:07 of the first period gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead.

Sheppard put the Panthers up 2-0 at 14:38 of the first period when he poked in a rebound of a Dvorak shot for his 19th goal.

Ray Bourque took advantage of Boston's power-play opportunity at 16:23 of the opening period to score his seventh goal of the season, trimming Florida's lead to 2-1.

Dvorak slapped in the rebound of a Johan Garpenlov shot at 11:19 of the second period to give Florida a 3-1 lead. It was Dvorak's 11th goal of the season.

Dvorak's second goal of the game came at 5:15 of the third period on a wrist shot from the right face-off circle.

Both teams were 1-5 in power play opportunities.

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