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Florida Panthers 2, Chicago Blackhawks 2 FINAL OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

Associated Press

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Florida Panthers 2, Chicago Blackhawks 2 FINAL OT
Florida Panthers 2, Chicago Blackhawks 2

CHICAGO (AP) _ Valeri Bure turned a deflected pass into an opportunistic goal.

Bure's power-play goal with 7:16 left in the third period lifted the Florida Panthers to a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

After skating down the slot, Bure tipped a perfect cross-ice feed from Olli Jokinen past Michael Leighton high on the stick side.

But Jokinen claimed he was trying to pass to defenseman Lyle Odelein, not Bure.

``I tried to go to Odie, but the puck hit the defenseman's stick or something and went right to Val's stick,'' Jokinen said. ``A little lucky there.''

The play and the results looked just fine to Bure.

``I saw the puck coming toward me,'' Bure said. ``I didn't see Odie on the left side. I put the stick on it and deflected it into the top corner.''

Niklas Hagman also scored from the Panthers, who have lost only once in seven games (3-1-3).

Tuomo Ruutu scored and assisted on Kyle Calder's goal for the Blackhawks. Calder, playing in his third full NHL season, reached 20 goals for the first time.

Florida's Roberto Luongo made 43 saves. Leighton made 30.

``(Luongo) gives them a lot of confidence,'' Blackhawks coach Brian Sutter said. ``He made a lot of big-time saves tonight, especially on the power play.''

Chicago was 2-for-8 with the man advantage. Florida went 1-for-5 on the power play.

Panthers defenseman Mike Van Ryn narrowly missed a chance to score a game-winning goal during a power play late in overtime.

Florida was awarded a power play at 3:18 of overtime when Vandermeer hooked Matt Cullen. Van Ryn hit the post with a shot with one minute left.

``I don't know how it stayed out,'' Van Ryn said. ``It bounced out behind (Leighton), I think. It just maybe wasn't meant to be,''

Calder opened the scoring during a five-on-three power play with 7:27 left in the first. While standing 15 feet out, he deflected Jim Vandermeer's shot from the top of the slot between Luongo's pads.

Hagman tied it 1-all 49 seconds into the second period. After taking a pass from Jokinen, Hagman cut across the slot, pulled Leighton to the ice and tucked in a shot from the left edge of the crease.

Ruutu scored a four-on-three goal at 8:47 of the third to give Chicago a 2-1 lead.

Moments after the Panthers were penalized for having too many men on the ice, Ruutu skated down the right side and cut to the net around Lyle Odelein. He then stuffed a low shot past Luongo.

Midway through overtime, Luongo made a close-in glove save on Mark Bell.

scoring summary
1st Period
12:33
CHI
PPG - Kyle Calder (20) ASST: Jim Vandermeer (4), Tuomo Ruutu (13)
1 - 0 CHI
2nd Period
00:49
FLA
Niklas Hagman (9) ASST: Olli Jokinen (21), Lyle Odelein (7)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
08:47
CHI
PPG - Tuomo Ruutu (13) ASST: Nathan Dempsey (17)
2 - 1 CHI
12:44
FLA
PPG - Valeri Bure (18) ASST: Olli Jokinen (22), Juraj Kolnik (6)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
01:43
FLA
Matt Cullen  Holding - Obstruction against  Matt Ellison
04:38
CHI
Ryan Vandenbussche  Fighting (maj) against  Darcy Hordichuk
04:38
FLA
Darcy Hordichuk  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Vandenbussche
10:43
FLA
Olli Jokinen  Hooking against  Bryan Berard
10:43
FLA
Andreas Lilja  Cross checking against  Tuomo Ruutu
2nd Period
03:39
FLA
Pavel Trnka  Cross checking against  Quintin Laing
04:13
FLA
Olli Jokinen  Cross checking against  Kyle Calder
06:59
CHI
Jason Strudwick  Interference against  Kristian Huselius
11:09
FLA
Pavel Trnka  Hi-sticking
13:23
CHI
Bryan Berard  Hooking against  Byron Ritchie
18:51
FLA
Matt Cullen  Tripping against  Kyle Calder
3rd Period
07:12
CHI
Kyle Calder  Holding against  Donald Audette
07:12
FLA
Donald Audette  Diving against  Kyle Calder
08:31
FLA
Nathan Horton  Too many men/ice - bench
11:18
CHI
Travis Moen  Holding the stick
15:57
CHI
Stephane Robidas  Hooking against  Marcus Nilson
OT Period
03:18
CHI
Jim Vandermeer  Hooking - Obstruction against  Matt Cullen
goalie stats
Roberto Luongo
SA: 45TOI: 65:00
Saves: 43EV: 30 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 13 - 15
SV%: .956SH: 0 - 0
Michael Leighton
Michael Leighton
SA: 32TOI: 64:54
Saves: 30EV: 16 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 14 - 15
SV%: .938SH: 0 - 0