With 1:09 left in the game, Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic snapped off a shot that beat Florida goalie Roberto Luongo to give the B's a crucial 3-2 win.

Turns out the Bruins neeeded the win because Ottawa won its game against Detroit to stay within three points of Boston in the race for the final playoff spot.

Loui Eriksson scored the first Boston goal. Tuukka Rask made 22 saves.

Th B's are 39-25-13 with a game in Detroit Thursday night.