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             === Panthers end skid with shootout win over Wild ===
 
 Sunrise,  FL (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Jonathan Huberdeau  and  Brad Boyes  both
 scored in the shootout as the Florida Panthers downed the Minnesota Wild, 2-1,
 at BB&T Center.
 
 Aleksander  Barkov  tallied the lone goal  in regulation for the Panthers, who
 snapped a three-game losing streak. Tim Thomas made 30 stops in the triumph.
 
 "When  you win in a shootout it's a true win for your team," said Thomas. "You
 know, we needed a win, and we'll take it any way we can get it."
 
 Jonas  Brodin  netted the  only  goal  for  Minnesota,  which has  lost  three
 consecutive contests. Josh Harding registered 21 saves in defeat.
 
 "We're  playing  great defensively and  playing our tails off," said Minnesota
 head  coach  Mike Yeo.  "You can see  it's getting in  the guys heads, because
 we're working real hard and not getting rewarded."
 
 After  each team  failed  on  brief 5-on-3  opportunities  during a  scoreless
 opening period, the Wild opened the scoring 4:05 into the second. Brodin snuck
 a  one-timer from  the high slot through  the five-hole of Thomas on the power
 play.
 
 Barkov's  one-timer on the  power play from the right point tied the game 6:49
 into the third.
 
 The  Wild failed  to score with 79  seconds worth of a 5-on-3 advantage midway
 through the stanza.
 
 Neither Zach Parise nor Mikko Koivu could dent Thomas in the shootout.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Both  teams were 1-for-5 on the power play ... Tomas Fleischmann picked up his
 seventh  assist of the season for Florida ... Minnesota won both games against
 the Panthers two seasons ago, taking both with 3-2 results.
 
 
 10/20 01:59:48 ET