NHL: Florida 3, San Jose 2

SUNRISE, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Jason Garrison's slap shot with 2 minutes left in the third period found the net Sunday and lifted the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over San Jose.

Garrison's blast from above the left circle capped a late comeback that saw the Panthers erase a 2-1 third-period deficit and notch only their third win in 12 games.


Chris Higgins' goal midway through the third forged a 2-2 tie and Mike Santorelli added a marker for Florida, which broke a five-game home losing streak.

Florida goalie Tomas Vokoun stopped 28-of-30 shots, raising his season record to 19-18-4.

Antti Niemi made 19 saves for the Sharks, who lost for the second straight game. Kent Huskins and Joe Pavelski accounted for San Jose's scoring.

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