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NHL: Florida 3, Ottawa 2

Roberto Luongo made 37 saves in regulation and overtime and had two more stops in a shootout, backstopping the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.
March 25, 2014 at 10:37 PM   |   Comments

Roberto Luongo made 37 saves in regulation and overtime and had two more stops in a shootout, backstopping the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

Vincent Trocheck and Brandon Pirri beat Ottawa's Robin Lehner in the shootout -- Trocheck with a sharp deke and Pirri on a snap shot through the legs.

After Kyle Turris rattled a goal off the post and in, Jason Spezza fired wide on Ottawa's second chance and Luongo ended the game with a glove save on Milan Michalek's backhand while he did a split in the crease.

Luongo also made a point-blank save on defenseman Marc Methot in overtime to help the Panthers snap a three-game losing streak and win for only the third time in their last 10 games (3-6-1).

Sean Bergenheim and Trocheck scored for Florida after Mark Stone and Clarke MacArthur had given Ottawa a 2-0 lead.

All four goals came in a 6:21 span in the second period.

Lehner had 39 saves for the Senators, who were coming off a 4-3 shootout win over Tampa Bay on Monday to snap a six-game losing streak. The had won 13 of the previous 16 meetings with the Panthers.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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