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Jonathan Drouin scores only goal of shootout as Lightning beat Panthers 5-4 in preseason

Saturday, 09.21.2013 / 10:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Jonathan Drouin scores only goal of shootout as Lightning beat Panthers 5-4 in preseason

TAMPA, Fla. - Jonathan Drouin scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Florida Panthers 5-4 in a preseason game Saturday night.

Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists in regulation for the Lighting (4-0-0), putting them ahead 4-3 at the 7:35 mark of the third period before Bobby Butler tied it for the Panthers (2-2-1) with 58 seconds remaining — his second goal of the game.

Ryan Malone and Martin St. Louis scored in the first to give Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead at the end of the period. Erik Gudbranson and Dmitry Kulikov scored in the second to help the Panthers pull to 3-2 heading into the third.

J.T. Brown scored for the Lightning in the second.

Ben Bishop stopped 25 shots for the Lightning, while Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves for the Panthers.

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