|TBL||1||1||3||(0 - 0)||5|
|FLA||1||2||0||(0 - 0)||3|
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Mattias Ritola and Teddy Purcell scored nine seconds apart in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-3 in a preseason game on Saturday night.
Pavel Kubina, Brett Connolly, and Tom Pyatt also scored for Tampa Bay. Mathieu Garon stopped 24 shots.
The Lightning took a 4-3 lead at 14:40 of the third when Steve Downie passed the puck to Ritola, who poked in a shot from the crease. Seconds later, the Lightning stretched their lead when the puck caromed in off of Purcell.
Tampa Bay had tied it 3-all on Pyatt's goal at 9:01 of the third.
The Panthers scored 41 seconds apart in the second. Versteeg swept the puck in from the left circle at 4:59 to give the Panthers a 2-1 lead. Kopecky then put a shot past Garon.
The Lightning cut it to 3-2 when Connolly scored during a 5-on-3 advantage.
|PPG - Pavel Kubina Slapshot - ASST: Ryan Shannon , Steve Downie|
1 - 0 TBL
|David Booth Wrist shot - ASST: Tomas Kopecky , Tim Kennedy|
1 - 1 Tie
|Kris Versteeg Slapshot - ASST: Stephen Weiss , Tomas Fleischmann|
2 - 1 FLA
|Tomas Kopecky Snap shot - ASST: Tim Kennedy , David Booth|
3 - 1 FLA
|PPG - Brett Connolly Tip-in - ASST: Ryan Shannon , Steven Stamkos|
3 - 2 FLA
|Tom Pyatt Backhand shot - ASST: Mattias Ritola|
3 - 3 Tie
|Mattias Ritola Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Downie|
4 - 3 TBL
|Teddy Purcell Tip-in - ASST: Cory Conacher , Mattias Ritola|
5 - 3 TBL
|Stephen Weiss Hooking - 2 min against Steven Stamkos|
|Nate Thompson Tripping - Obstruction - 2 min against Tomas Kopecky|
|Ed Jovanovski Head butting - 2 min against Nate Thompson|
|Erik Gudbranson Late on ice - bench - 2 min against Steven Stamkos|
|Steve Downie Cross check - double minor - 2 min against Tomas Kopecky|
|Erik Gudbranson PS-Tripping on breakaway - 0 min against Carter Ashton|
|Brett Connolly Holding stick - Obstruction - 2 min against Stephen Weiss|
|Steve Downie Hi stick - double minor - 2 min against Stephen Weiss|
|Mattias Ritola Delay of game - 2 min against Erik Gudbranson|
|Carter Ashton Hooking - 2 min against David Booth|
|SA: 27||TOI: 59:57|
|GA: 3||SV%: .889|
|SA: 30||TOI: 57:48|
|GA: 5||SV%: .833|