BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored 3:27 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to their ninth straight win over the Florida Panthers, 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Marchand, who also set up Patrice Bergeron’s second-period goal, shifted around defenseman Dylan Olsen and lifted a wrist shot over goaltender Roberto Luongo for the winner.

Jussi Jokinen scored for the Panthers, who have earned points in seven straight games. They had won two in a row.

Tuukka Rask made 18 saves for the Bruins, who have won three straight. Luongo had 23 stops.

The Bruins played a video tribute for former enforcer Shawn Thornton, who played with the club from 2007-14 and was a part of their 2011 Stanley Cup championship team, late in the opening period. The video was filled with as many – if not more – fights as goals and the crowd gave Thornton, a fan favorite, a standing ovation. He was in front of the Panthers’ bench and waved to the crowd.

There was just one penalty called in the game – a minor against Boston in the second.

The Panthers broke in front 1-0 on Jokinen’s goal 4:04 into the second period when he took a short pass from Brad Boyes and beat Rask with a shot from the slot.

Boston tied it on Bergeron’s score at 7:29. Marchand fed a pass from along the boards to Bergeron at the left circle. He then spun around quickly and fired a rising shot over Luongo’s left shoulder inside the far post.

Florida’s Rocco Grimaldi hit the post with a shot from in close early in the third.

Luongo kept the game tied by making a sprawling right pad stop on Marchand at the end of a two-on-on break late in the second.

The fans were waiting for a chance to welcome Thornton back. There were numerous “Thornton No. 22” Bruins jerseys in the stands and signs, with one reading “We Miss You” and his picture attached. He got a loud ovation when he was announced in the starting lineup.

NOTES: Boston C David Krejci was sidelined for his second straight game with an undisclosed injury.