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Moore is enough as Tampa tops Florida in shootout

Jan 22, 2011 - 4:59 AM
Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Dominic Moore scored the lone goal of the shootout in the third round and the Tampa Bay Lightning came away with a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers at BankAtlantic Center.

After Tampa Bay goalie Dan Ellis turned away Stephen Weiss to begin the round, Moore used a backhand-forehand move to slide the puck past Tomas Vokoun. The goal was upheld following a video review to determine if Moore scored on a rebound.

Steve Downie lit the lamp in regulation for the Southeast Division-leading Lightning, who have won three straight games -- all via the shootout. Ellis made 29 saves to notch his first win since December 26.

"We always find different ways to make it happen," said Tampa Bay head coach Guy Boucher.

Vokoun stopped 20 shots, including a right pad save to thwart Vincent Lecavalier on a penalty shot with 65 seconds to go in overtime.

"You got to tip your cap to their goaltender, he made some big saves. Our guy made some big saves. We had the better chances," said Florida head coach Peter DeBoer.

Florida has lost three in a row -- all beyond regulation -- to finish its homestand with a 3-0-3 record.

Cory Stillman staked Florida to a 1-0 lead 50 seconds into the contest. It all started with a faceoff win to Ellis' right. Jason Garrison let go a wrister from the left point and Ellis failed to corral the rebound. A scramble for the puck ensued and Stillman was able to flick a backhander over the prone netminder.

Steven Stamkos, the NHL's leading goal-scorer, set up the tying marker for Tampa Bay. On the rush, Stamkos took a return feed from Martin St. Louis and glided down the slot before dropping the puck to a trailing Downie, who hit an empty net with 5:55 remaining in the first period.

With the assist, Stamkos tied injured Penguins captain Sidney Crosby for the most points in the league (66).

Game Notes

Tampa Bay has won seven of the last eight games played against a Southeast opponent...Five of the six games on Florida's homestand were decided after regulation...The Panthers were 0-for-7 on the power play.