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Florida goalie Tomas Vokoun stops 25 shots to shut out Nashville 3-0

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SUNRISE, Fla. - Tomas Vokoun made 25 saves for his second consecutive shutout and Michael Frolik scored twice to help the Florida Panthers beat Nashville 3-0 Tuesday night.

Cory Stillman also scored to help Florida win for the eighth time in its last 11 games. The Panthers are 7-1-2 in December, tying a franchise record for victories in the month.

Pekka Rinne made 40 saves for Nashville. He came in with three shutouts in his last five starts.

Vokoun, who blanked Colorado 3-0 on Sunday, got his third shutout of the season. His best save came early in the third period when he stopped David Legwand's backhand from close range.

Nashville centre Rich Peverley came close to breaking a scoreless tie in the first period, but his low wrist shot went off the post.

Frolik scored at 13:12 of the second period when he took a centring pass from Nick Boynton from behind the net. Frolik held the puck as a Predators defender slid in front of him and put a shot over the right shoulder of Rinne.

He added an empty-netter in the final minute.

Stillman made it 2-0 at 15:28 of the third when he put a rebound into an open net after Rinne stopped Richard Zednik on a breakaway.

Notes: Barry Trotz coached his 771st game for Nashville, moving him past Punch Imlach (Toronto) into sole possession of ninth place on the list of games coached with a single team. ... Florida's other Decembers with seven victories came in 1993 (7-2-3), 2000 (7-4-1-1) and 2006 (7-5-2). ... Frolik's goal was the first allowed by Nashville in the second period in six games. ... Nashville lost in regulation on this date for the first time in 10 games. The Predators entered the game 5-0-4-0 on Dec. 23 in franchise history.

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