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.
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