Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – Vincent Trocheck had a goal and two assists
to guide the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on
Jimmy Hayes posted a goal and an assist while Aaron Ekbald and Sean Bergenheim
also scored for the Panthers, who have won three of their last four. Roberto
Luongo turned away 38 shots in the win.
Pavel Datsyuk posted a goal and an assist while Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar
also scored for the Red Wings, who had a four-game winning streak snapped.
Jimmy Howard allowed four goals on 31 shots in the loss.
Florida took a 4-1 lead eight minutes into the third when Ekbald’s slap shot
in the high slot hit off a Red Wing and went in for his fourth goal of the
Detroit cut its deficit to two just 1:32 later as Datsyuk snapped the disc
home from the left side during a scrum in front for his 10th of the season.
Detroit made it a one-goal game after pulling the goaltender late in the
contest. Nyquist shot home a rebound from the left side with 58.7 seconds to
That was it, though, as Florida was able to hold off the assault to escape
with the victory.
Detroit scored the initial goal of the game on the power play at 6:47 of the
first when Tatar redirected Datsyuk’s shot for his 10th of the season.
Florida, though, tied the game on Hayes’ marker at 15:11 as he snapped home a
rebound down low.
Bergenheim gave Florida a 2-1 lead with the only goal of the second at 12:21
on a one-timer from the right circle, and Trocheck scored 27 seconds into the
third on a steal and feed from Jonathan Huberdeau.
Florida hosts Columbus on Thursday … Detroit hosts Dallas on Thursday …
The Panthers won three of the five games with the Red Wings last season …
Detroit was 1-for-4 on the power play and Florida failed on its one chance.