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NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Florida



(Tuesday, March 25th)

Final Score: Florida 3, Ottawa 2 (SO)

Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - 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 as 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 second-period goals after Mark Stone and Clarke MacArthur had given Ottawa a 2-0 lead. All four goals came in a 6:21 span in the 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.

"It is what it is," Lehner said of the loss. "We lost that one but I thought it was a good effort."

Bobby Ryan, who leads Ottawa with 23 goals, missed his second game with a lower-body injury.

The Panthers wasted a two-minute power play in overtime after Ottawa's Patrick Wiercioch went off for hooking.

Earlier, they couldn't get anything past Lehner despite 10 shots in an active first period. Hot as they were, the Senators came out hotter, peppering Luongo with 20 shots. He stopped all of them.

"We planned to come out hard in the first period," said Trocheck. "They came out twice as hard."

Stone eventually broke through 11:34 into the second period at the end of a tic-tac-toe play with Erik Karlsson and Turris. MacArthur made it 2-0 Ottawa less than five minutes later with a deflected shot on a power play.

But the Panthers tied the score in a flash, getting two goals 23 seconds apart. Bergenheim beat Lehner on a one-timer from the right side and Trocheck scored on a 2-on-1 to make it 2-2 with 2:05 left in the period.

Game Notes

Florida fired assistant general manager Mike Santos ... The Panthers started a three-game homestand that continues Thursday against Carolina ... The Senators open a five-game homestand on Friday against Chicago.

03/25 23:37:12 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
EDM 3
CAR 2
 
Final
SFG 2
KAN 3
Final
ORL 92
DAL 117
Final
TOR 83
NYK 80
Final
MEM 98
MIA 104
Final
CHI 112
MIN 113
Final
HOU 96
SAN 87
Final
UTA 100
PHO 105
 
3rd
LAL 57
SAC 51
 
2nd
GSW 56
DEN 45
 
2nd
LAC 42
POR 53
 
Final
CIN 34
SFLA 17
Final
SALABAMA 27
TROY 13
 
3rd
BSU 48
BYU 23
 
2nd
CAL 14
OREG 31
 
Final
NJD 2
DAL 3
Final
WIN 2
TAM 4
3rd
COL 6
VAN 3
 
3rd
EDM 3
CAR 2
 
2nd
ANA 3
CLB 1