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Panthers Strike in 3-2 Win Over Lightning

Friday, 10.13.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Panthers Strike in 3-2 Win Over Lightning

Kolnik's First Period Goal Gives Fans 13 Free Wings from Hooters

Jay Bouwmeester scored with nine minutes left in the third period to break a tie and Alexander Auld made 21 saves as the Florida Panthers beat Tampa Bay 3-2 on Friday night, the Lightning's third straight loss.

Juraj Kolnik and Nathan Horton also scored for Florida, which has won seven of its last eight home games against the Lightning. Olli Jokinen had two assists for the Panthers.

Vincent Lecavalier and Ryan Clark scored for Tampa Bay and Johan Holmqvist had 24 saves.

Bouwmeester's power-play goal gave Florida a 3-2 lead. His shot from just inside the blue line above the right circle slid past Holmqvist, who was screened on the play.

Clark tied the game 2-all in the second period when he scored while on his side. Nikita Alexeev passed to Clark in front, who fell on his left side but was able to sweep the loose puck into the net.

Horton gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead when he took a pass from Jokinen in front and poked the puck past a diving Holmqvist at 19:11 of the first.

Kolnik tied the score at 1 when he one-time a pass from Martin Gelinas at 14:34.

Tampa Bay scored on its first shot on goal when Lecavalier beat Auld high on the glove side from the top of the right circle.

Notes: Florida C Joe Nieuwendyk missed his second straight game due to a strained hip flexor. He plans to return to the lineup on Wednesday at Washington. ... The Lightning have scored just seven goals through their first four games. ... The Lightning are only 1-for-27 on the power play, including 0-for-20 over the last three games.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 73 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jagr 71 15 26 -2 41
J. Jokinen 75 8 33 -2 41
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 75 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 66 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 65 14 17 -1 31
B. Campbell 76 3 22 2 25
B. Pirri 43 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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