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Weiss propels Panthers past Senators

Dec 9, 2008 - 4:30 AM
OTTAWA (Ticker) -- Stephen Weiss scored with 9.1 seconds remaining in overtime as the Florida Panthers recorded a 4-3 triumph over the Ottawa Senators on Monday.

Defensemen Nick Boynton and Jay Bouwmeester scored and rookie Michal Repik netted his first NHL goal for Florida, which improved to 4-1-0 in its last five games.

Craig Anderson turned aside 35 shots - including 15 in the third period - for the Panthers.

"(Anderson) was great," Florida first-year coach Peter DeBoer said. "In the third period and overtime, he just stepped his game up a whole level from the first two periods and made some important saves and some timely saves to keep us in the game."

Dany Heatley and Chris Kelly scored and Jason Spezza notched his fifth goal in three games for Ottawa, which saw its four-game winning streak come to an end.

Making his 11th consecutive start, Alex Auld finished with 36 saves for the Senators.

In the waning moments of overtime, Weiss skated into the offensive zone and unleashed a shot which deflected off the stick of defenseman Chris Phillips and past Auld for his fourth goal of the season.

"All season long they've been telling me to shoot," Weiss said of his teammates. "I thought for a second about making a pass, but then I just tried to get it on net - and luckily it went in."

Ottawa claimed one-goal leads on three separate occasions, but Florida rallied to level the contest each time.

"It's a show of our character," Anderson said. "We got knocked down a few times, but we got up and battled back and we found a way to stay in the game. At the end of the night, it went our way."

"It's tough to lose like that, especially when you know you could have won it only moments earlier, but we had our chances and we should have been able to put it away," Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson said. "Obviously, we let them back in the game every time we got the lead, and if you let a team hang around long enough, they'll come back to bite you - and that's what happened tonight."

With his team on the power play, Bouwmeester leveled the game at 3-3 after unleashing a shot from the slot which beat a screened Auld for his fourth goal of the season.

Heatley gave the Senators a brief 2-1 advantage just 2:32 into the second period, but Repik responded 80 seconds later to tie the contest.

"I just went to the net and (defenseman Keith Ballard) was able to get the puck to me and I put it in," Repik said. "I was happy to have my first goal, but more happy we won the game in the end."








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FLORIDA 1 2 0 1 4
    OTTAWA 1 2 0 0 3 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS KELLY 2 (NICK FOLIGNO, JESSE WINCHESTER) 7:31
    FLA - NICK BOYNTON 3 (VILLE PELTONEN, GREGORY CAMPBELL)
    11:26
    2ND PRD: OTT - DANY HEATLEY 14 (UNASSISTED) 2:32
    FLA

    Dec 8 10:12 PM


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    FLORIDA 4
    OTTAWA 3
    OT: FLA - STEPHEN WEISS 4 (MICHAEL FROLIK) 4:50

    Panthers 4, Senators 3  End of OTDec 8 10:12 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    FLORIDA 1 2 0 3
    OTTAWA 1 2 0 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS KELLY 2 (NICK FOLIGNO, JESSE WINCHESTER) 7:31
    FLA - NICK BOYNTON 3 (VILLE PELTONEN, GREGORY CAMPBELL)
    11:26
    2ND PRD: OTT - DANY HEATLEY 14 (UNASSISTED) 2:32
    FLA - MICHAL REPIK 1 (KEITH BALL

    Dec 8 10:02 PM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    FLORIDA 1 2 3
    OTTAWA 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS KELLY 2 (NICK FOLIGNO, JESSE WINCHESTER) 7:31
    FLA - NICK BOYNTON 3 (VILLE PELTONEN, GREGORY CAMPBELL)
    11:26
    2ND PRD: OTT - DANY HEATLEY 14 (UNASSISTED) 2:32
    FLA - MICHAL REPIK 1 (KEITH BALLAR

    Dec 8 9:07 PM


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    FLORIDA 3
    OTTAWA 3
    2ND PRD: FLA - (PP) JAY BOUWMEESTER 4 (UNASSISTED) 9:58

    Panthers 3, Senators 3  2nd - 10:02Dec 8 8:47 PM


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    FLORIDA 2
    OTTAWA 3
    2ND PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 12 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON) 8:20

    Panthers 2, Senators 3  2nd - 11:40Dec 8 8:43 PM


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    FLORIDA 2
    OTTAWA 2
    2ND PRD: FLA - MICHAL REPIK 1 (KEITH BALLARD) 3:52

    Panthers 2, Senators 2  2nd - 16:08Dec 8 8:36 PM


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    FLORIDA 1
    OTTAWA 2
    2ND PRD: OTT - DANY HEATLEY 14 (UNASSISTED) 2:32

    Panthers 1, Senators 2  2nd - 17:28Dec 8 8:33 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    FLORIDA 1 1
    OTTAWA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS KELLY 2 (NICK FOLIGNO, JESSE WINCHESTER) 7:31
    FLA - NICK BOYNTON 3 (VILLE PELTONEN, GREGORY CAMPBELL)
    11:26
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    FLA 8

    Dec 8 8:10 PM


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    FLORIDA 1
    OTTAWA 1
    1ST PRD: FLA - NICK BOYNTON 3 (VILLE PELTONEN, GREGORY CAMPBELL) 11:26

    Panthers 1, Senators 1  1st - 8:34Dec 8 7:57 PM


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    FLORIDA 0
    OTTAWA 1
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS KELLY 2 (NICK FOLIGNO, JESSE WINCHESTER) 7:31

    Panthers 0, Senators 1  1st - 12:29Dec 8 7:52 PM
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