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Panthers take it to Leafs

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
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TORONTO (Ticker) -- Olli Jokinen scored two goals and the Florida Panthers played excellent special teams to hand the Toronto Maple Leafs their fifth loss in seven games, 4-1.

Jokinen scored his fourth goal of the season on a power play with 5:03 left in the second period to break a 1-1 tie. With 31 seconds left, he put a bow on the win with an empty-net goal from center ice.

Earlier in the third period, Marcus Nilson took advantage of Jonas Hoglund's turnover and went in on a shorthanded breakaway.

Robert Svehla faced off against his old mates.
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He faked to his right, then moved the puck to his left to slip it past Ed Belfour.

Belfour made 26 saves, struggling from the start. Just over four minutes into the game, Jokinen shoved the puck toward the goaltender from the side of the crease. Belfour let the shot trickle between his pads, and Valeri Bure nudged it home for his first goal of the year.

The Maple Leafs have lost four of their first five home games.

Toronto also lost all three of its home games in last season's Eastern Conference finals loss to Carolina.

Toronto's power play was 0-for-5. The Maple Leafs have converted just one of their last 16 opportunities with the man advantage.

Roberto Luongo made 30 saves to help the Panthers snap a three-game road losing streak.
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