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NHL: Florida 3, Carolina 2 (SO)

  |   Feb. 25, 2012 at 10:30 PM
RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Florida's Stephen Weiss tallied the game-winner in the third round of a shootout Saturday and the Panthers rallied for a 3-2 victory over Carolina.

Trailing 2-0 entering the third period, Tomas Fleischmann scored with 6 minutes remaining and newly acquired Wojtek Wolski -- obtained earlier Saturday from the New York Rangers -- netted the equalizer 4 minutes later.

After a scoreless overtime, the game moved to a shootout where Weiss eluded a poke-check by Hurricanes goalie Justin Peters and found the net for the game-winner.

Jose Theodore turned aside 26 shots as well as 2-of-3 in the tiebreaker to earn the win.

The Panthers snapped a four-game losing streak and bypassed the Winnipeg Jets for first place in the Southeast Division.

Peters ended with 42 saves.

Jussi Jokinen and Justin Falk scored for Carolina.

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