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NHL: Carolina 3, Florida 2 (OT)

Dec. 24, 2006 at 1:08 AM

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A power play goal by Erik Cole in overtime Saturday night gave Carolina a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

Florida led, 2-1, after the first period as Olli Jokinen and Gary Roberts scored.

Ray Whitney scored Florida's goal in the first period and Justin Williams' goal in the third set up the overtime.

Jokinen also had an assist; and John Grahame made 34 saves on 36 shots for the Hurricanes, who have a four-game winning streak.

Nathan Horton had two assists; and Ed Belfour gave up three goals on 17 shots for the Panthers, who had a three-game winning streak broken.

Glen Wesley played in his 800th game with the Carolina/Hartford Whalers organization; while Whitney played in his 800th career NHL contest.

On the power play, Carolina went 1-for-4; and Florida was 0-for-6.

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