NHL: Florida 5, Nashville 4 (SO)

Jan. 4, 2014 at 10:39 PM

SUNRISE, Fla., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Tomas Kopecky beat Marek Mazanec in the sixth round of a shootout Saturday, boosting the Florida Panthers over Nashville 5-4.

With the shootout tied after five rounds, Tim Thomas turned aside Gabriel Bourque and Kopecky followed by firing a shot off the far post that went past Mazanec for the game-winner.

Kopecky also scored in regulation and Thomas stopped 38-of-42 shots for Florida, which completed a 2-2-1 homestand.

Brad Boyes and Marcel Goc each supplied a goal and an assist.

Mike Fisher, Craig Smith, Paul Gaustad and Seth Jones scored for the Predators.

Mazanec logged 25 saves.

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