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Florida Panthers 1, Tampa Bay Lightning 2 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Florida Panthers 1, Tampa Bay Lightning 2 FINAL
Florida Panthers 1, Tampa Bay Lightning 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - John Grahame had 28 saves and Fredrik Modin ended Florida goalie Roberto Luongo's season-opening shutout streak Saturday night in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 2-1 victory over the Panthers.

Luongo allowed his first goal of the season on Modin's breakaway 55 seconds into the second period that gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead. Modin had just completed serving a minor penalty when he picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and skated in on Luongo alone.

Luongo, who hadn't allowed a goal in 148 minutes, 21 seconds dating back to the 2003-04 season, posted 2-0 shutouts over Atlanta and the Lightning in his two previous games this year.

Grahame made a pair of strong saves on low slot shots by Gary Roberts in the second. He also stopped Chris Gratton during a two-on-one early in the third.

Martin St. Louis put the Lightning ahead 2-0 during a five-on-three power play with 8:09 left in the third.

Florida got a power-play goal from Joe Nieuwendyk with 51.8 seconds to play.

Tampa Bay dominated the first - outshooting Florida 12-4 - but Luongo kept it scoreless. He made several big saves, including an in-close chance by Tim Taylor. The Lightning were on the power play for 8 minutes, 8 seconds during the first, but finished the period 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Notes: Tampa Bay captain Dave Andreychuk became the seventh player to play in 1,600 NHL games. He joins Gordie Howe, Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Scott Stevens, Larry Murphy and Ray Bourque. ... Florida D Eric Cairns missed his third consecutive game with an ankle injury. ... Luongo stopped all 73 shots he faced this season before Modin's goal.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
00:55
TBL
Freddy Modin (1) ASST: Cory Sarich (2), Rob DiMaio (1)
1 - 0 TBL
3rd Period
11:51
TBL
PPG - Martin St. Louis (1) ASST: Dave Andreychuk (3), Brad Richards (1)
2 - 0 TBL
19:08
FLA
PPG - Joe Nieuwendyk (1) ASST: Jozef Stumpel (2), Olli Jokinen (2)
2 - 1 TBL
penalty summary
1st Period
01:52
FLA
Nathan Horton  Hooking
04:13
FLA
Joel Kwiatkowski  Hi-sticking
06:44
TBL
Rob DiMaio  Roughing
07:26
FLA
Olli Jokinen  Interference
07:48
FLA
Jay Bouwmeester  Hooking
13:10
TBL
Martin St. Louis  Tripping
17:21
FLA
Stephen Weiss  Hooking
18:47
TBL
Freddy Modin  Holding
2nd Period
03:09
TBL
Timo Helbling  Hooking
07:40
FLA
Mike Van Ryn  Interference
14:34
FLA
Jay Bouwmeester  Cross checking
17:47
TBL
Cory Sarich  Slashing
3rd Period
04:59
FLA
Branislav Mezei  Interference
07:55
TBL
Nolan Pratt  Tripping
11:26
FLA
Lukas Krajicek  Hooking
11:26
FLA
Nathan Horton  Hooking
14:40
TBL
Pavel Kubina  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
17:23
TBL
Chris Dingman  Holding
17:59
TBL
Dave Andreychuk  Holding
18:33
FLA
Chris Gratton  Slashing
19:28
TBL
Freddy Modin  Hooking
goalie stats
Roberto Luongo
SA: 34TOI: 57:58
Saves: 32EV: 17 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 15 - 16
SV%: .941SH: 0 - 0
John Grahame
SA: 29TOI: 60:00
Saves: 28EV: 15 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .966SH: 5 - 5