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30 SOG
27 SOG

Lightning 5, Panthers 3

Associated Press | Saturday, 09.24.2011 / 10:32 PM

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Mattias Ritola and Teddy Purcell scored nine seconds apart in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-3 in a preseason game on Saturday night.

Pavel Kubina, Brett Connolly, and Tom Pyatt also scored for Tampa Bay. Mathieu Garon stopped 24 shots.

David Booth, Kris Versteeg, and Tomas Kopecky scored for Florida. Jose Theodore had 25 saves.

The Lightning took a 4-3 lead at 14:40 of the third when Steve Downie passed the puck to Ritola, who poked in a shot from the crease. Seconds later, the Lightning stretched their lead when the puck caromed in off of Purcell.

Tampa Bay had tied it 3-all on Pyatt's goal at 9:01 of the third.

The Panthers scored 41 seconds apart in the second. Versteeg swept the puck in from the left circle at 4:59 to give the Panthers a 2-1 lead. Kopecky then put a shot past Garon.

The Lightning cut it to 3-2 when Connolly scored during a 5-on-3 advantage.

1st2nd3rdT
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FLA
Scoring Summary
1st Period
01:29TBL PPG - Pavel Kubina (1) Slapshot - ASST: Ryan Shannon (1), Steve Downie (1) 1 - 0 TBL
07:40FLA David Booth (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tomas Kopecky (1), Tim Kennedy (1) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
04:59FLA Kris Versteeg (1) Slapshot - ASST: Stephen Weiss (1), Tomas Fleischmann (1) 2 - 1 FLA
05:40FLA Tomas Kopecky (1) Snap shot - ASST: Tim Kennedy (2), David Booth (1) 3 - 1 FLA
10:27TBL PPG - Brett Connolly (1) Tip-in - ASST: Ryan Shannon (2), Steven Stamkos (1) 3 - 2 FLA
3rd Period
09:01TBL Tom Pyatt (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Mattias Ritola (1) 3 - 3 Tie
14:40TBL Mattias Ritola (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Downie (2) 4 - 3 TBL
14:49TBL Teddy Purcell (1) Tip-in - ASST: Cory Conacher (1), Mattias Ritola (2) 5 - 3 TBL
Penalty Summary
1st Period
00:32FLA Stephen Weiss  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Steven Stamkos
14:56TBL Nate Thompson  Tripping  - 2 min against  Tomas Kopecky
2nd Period
08:41FLA Ed Jovanovski  Holding  - 2 min against  Nate Thompson
09:22FLA Erik Gudbranson  Boarding  - 2 min against  Steven Stamkos
12:46TBL Steve Downie  Elbowing  - 2 min against  Tomas Kopecky
14:55FLA Erik Gudbranson  PS-Tripping on breakaway  - 0 min against  Carter Ashton
16:06TBL Brett Connolly  Slashing  - 2 min against  Stephen Weiss
17:27TBL Steve Downie  Interference  - 2 min against  Stephen Weiss
3rd Period
04:54TBL Mattias Ritola  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Erik Gudbranson
18:55TBL Carter Ashton  Hooking  - 2 min against  David Booth
shots by period
PeriodTBLFLA
1st78
2nd1114
3rd125
Total3027
Team Stats
CategoryTBLFLA
Power Plays2/30/6
Hits2631
Faceoff Wins3124
Giveaways12
Takeaways84
Blocked Shots169
Penalty Minutes126
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  • FLORIDA
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5M. OhlundD0000020:03
7B. ClarkD0001018:37
9S. DownieR0211414:57
11T. PyattC1012013:47
13P. KubinaD1001018:33
14B. ConnollyR10-11213:45
15C. AshtonR00-12212:10
16T. PurcellR1005013:34
18A. HallR00-12014:32
21M. RitolaC1233214:32
22R. ShannonR0202014:11
27B. GervaisD0000018:51
36C. ConacherC0103013:11
42D. TyrellC0001012:17
44N. ThompsonC00-21215:23
77V. HedmanD0002022:14
91S. StamkosC0102018:32
97M. GilroyD0001019:49
#GoaliesSVSASv%TOI
31J. Janus00.0000:00
32M. Garon2427.88959:57
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
7D. KulikovD0001021:19
8T. KennedyL0220012:53
9S. WeissC01-12218:15
10D. BoothL1122018:48
11J. HuberdeauL0002015:28
13M. SantorelliC0002014:07
14T. FleischmannL01-12016:55
20S. BergenheimL00-12012:21
26M. RepikR000009:59
27S. ReinprechtC00-10011:05
32K. VersteegL10-22017:01
41M. KostkaD0000014:54
44E. GudbransonD0010214:22
51B. CampbellD00-14029:37
52J. GarrisonD00-13020:06
55E. JovanovskiD0012219:36
63E. DadonovL0001012:44
82T. KopeckyR1122017:59
#GoaliesSVSASv%TOI
35T. Plante00.0000:00
60J. Theodore2530.83357:48