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Blackhawks edge Panthers in shootout

Nov 4, 2011 - 3:48 AM Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Patrick Kane was the lone scorer in the shootout as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Florida Panthers, 3-2.

Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews netted goals for Chicago, which won its third straight game and fourth in its last five.

Corey Crawford stopped 41-of-43 shots in the win.

"At the end of the night it was a goalie win, Crawford was great for us and kept us in there," Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville said.

Ed Jovanovski tied the game with just over two minutes left in regulation, making it the fourth straight contest in which Florida has scored with less than three minutes left in regulation.

But the Panthers have just one win to show for it.

Stephen Weiss also tallied for Florida, which lost its second consecutive shootout.

Jacob Markstrom made 31 saves.

Down 2-0 late in the second period, Weiss went to the net and poked home a loose puck in the crease to pull Florida within a goal with 1:41 left in the second period.

Jovanovski tied it up with 2:04 remaining in the game. Dmitry Kulikov flicked a shot on net, and Jovanovski deflected it past Crawford.

"We had possession of the puck, made a good low to high play and I was down there already. I just wanted to get in front of the net and get a stick on it," Jovanovski said.

In the shootout, Crawford fought away shots by Tomas Kopecky, Marcel Goc and Tomas Fleischmann. Markstrom was solid as well, stopping Toews and Dave Bolland, but Kane was able to slip a backhand between his legs for the game winner.

After Toews stripped Mike Weaver in his own zone, Andrew Brunette pounced on the puck, skated in and found Toews who positioned himself left of the crease. Toews just got enough of the disk with his one-timer, as it trickled across the goal line to give Chicago a 1-0 lead, 4:04 into the opening period.

Hossa tallied 4:51 into the second period to make it 2-0. Kane maneuvered his way up the left wing and found Hossa for a one-timer from the front of the right circle as he slapped it home.

Game Notes

Chicago heads to Tampa to take on the Lightning on Friday night, while Florida closes its three-game homestand against Tampa Bay on Saturday.