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NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Florida



(Saturday, December 27th)

Final Score: Florida 3, Anaheim 2

Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Olli Jokinen's goal midway through the third period helped the Florida Panthers rally from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 3-2 at the Office Depot Center.

Roberto Luongo stopped 32 shots for the Panthers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Matt Cullen and Marcus Nilson added goals for Florida, which won for the just fourth time in its last 18 games.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 37 shots for the Mighty Ducks, who have lost six straight road and are winless in 13 straight away from home (0-8-2-3). Craig Johnson and Sergei Fedorov scored.

But the Panthers ended the game with three straight goals. Cullen beat Giguere at 5:41 of the second period. He took a rebound and slipped a low shot past Giguere to get them within 2-1.

Nilson's rebound goal, with 26 seconds left in the period, forged a 2-2 tie. Jay Bouwmeester fired a shot off the right goalpost that deflected to Nilson.

Jokinen's game-winning tally came with 10:32 left in the third. He received a pass in front of the net from right winger Victor Kozlov.

Kozlov faked a shot on net and slipped a pass to Jokinen, who posted his 12th goal of the season into an open net past Giguere.

The Ducks took a 2-0 lead. Johnson gathered his own rebound and slipped a shot past Luongo for the 1-0 lead with 9:26 minutes remaining in the first period.

Fedorov put them ahead 2-0 at 4:21 of the second period. Vitaly Vishnevski's perfect pass set up Fedorov, who beat Luongo with a high shot.

Game Notes

Johnson's goal was his first of the season...Jokinen's goal was just his second in the last 13 games...The 40 shots given up by the Mighty Ducks tied a season high...Luongo is 4-1 all time against the Mighty Ducks...The three goals by the Panthers marked the first time in six games that Florida has scored more than two goals in a game...Anaheim's last road win came October 29

12/27 22:51:33 ET


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