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NHL: Florida 3, Tampa Bay 2 (SO)

Oct. 15, 2011 at 10:48 PM

SUNRISE, Fla., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Marcel Goc scored the only goal of the shootout Saturday to give Florida a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

Jose Theodore stopped all three shootout attempts by the Lightning after making 26 saves during regulation and overtime.

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The Panthers have won two out of three games this season and they handed Tampa Bay its fourth straight loss.

Florida never trailed, getting a first-period, power-play goal from Ed Jovanovski.

Marc-Andre Bergeron tied it 9:43 into the third, after which Kris Versteeg produced another power play goal for the Panthers with 2:55 to go in regulation. Bergeron scored again 39 seconds later to force overtime.

Mathieu Garon let in the shootout goal to take the loss.

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