Panthers slip past Senators 3-2 in shootout
- Article by: PAUL GEREFFI
- Associated Press
- March 25, 2014 - 9:55 PM
SUNRISE, Fla. — Vincent Trocheck and Brandon Pirri scored in a shootout to lift the Florida Panthers past the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Trocheck also scored in regulation and Sean Bergenheim scored a goal for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo made 37 saves.
Clarke MacArthur and Mark Stone scored for the Senators and Robin Lehner stopped 39 shots.
Kyle Turris scored in the shootout for Ottawa, but Luongo turned aside attempts by Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek.
The Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak. The Senators have lost nine of 10.
Three goals were scored in the final four minutes of the second, two by Florida.
Trailing 2-0, the Panthers scored two goals 23 seconds apart. Bergenheim made it 2-1 when his one-timer from the bottom of the right circle hit the post and went in at 17:32.
Trocheck tied the score at 2. He took a pass from Scottie Upshall in front and his wrist shot beat Lehner on the glove side at 17:55.
The Senators went ahead 2-0 on MacArthur's power-play goal. Patrick Wiercioch fired a shot from above the left circle and MacArthur was able to tip it past Luongo at 16:11 of the second.
Ottawa took a 1-0 lead in the second period on the goal by Stone. Stone took a pass from Erik Karlsson low in the left circle. His wrist shot got past Luongo at 11:34. It was the second goal of the season for Stone, who was recalled from AHL Binghamton for the second time this season on March 23.
Bergenheim thought he had a goal in the first period but officials blew the whistle before the puck hit the net.
NOTES: MacArthur has 10 points (four goals, six assists) during a seven-game streak against the Panthers. ... Senators forward Bobby Ryan missed his second consecutive game with a lower-body injury. ... Panthers forward Jesse Winchester returned after missing eight games with a lower-body injury.
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