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Panthers defeat Penguins, move into tie for final playoff spot

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SUNRISE, Fla. - Bryan McCabe and Rostislav Olesz each had a goal and an assist to lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night.

David Booth and Ville Peltonen also scored to help the Panthers move into a tie with the idle New York Rangers for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Jay Bouwmeester had two assists.

Florida, vying for its first playoff berth since 2000, has 89 points with three games remaining. The Rangers, who lost 1-0 to Boston on Saturday, hold the edge over Florida because they have one more victory.

Pascal Dupuis and Mark Eaton scored for the Penguins, who could have secured a playoff spot with a win Sunday. It was just their second regulation loss in 18 games.

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