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Peltonen scores twice to lift Panthers past Thrashers 8-4

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SUNRISE, Fla. - Ville Peltonen scored twice in a five-goal third period to lead the Florida Panthers to an 8-4 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday.

Michael Frolik, Jay Bouwmeester, Radek Dvorak, Cory Stillman, David Booth and Nathan Horton also scored for the Panthers, who are 4-0-1 in their last five games. Dvorak also had two assists.

The Panthers set a season high with the eight goals. They have scored 27 goals in their last five games.

Colby Armstrong, Todd White, Erik Christensen and Ilya Kovalchuk scored for Atlanta, which has lost three of four games.

Tomas Vokoun made 28 saves for Florida.

Atlanta's Kari Lehtonen stopped 20 of 27 shots before being pulled after Peltonen's second goal at 12:01 of the third.

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