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Peltonen scores twice as Panthers blow out Thrashers

Jan 10, 2009 - 9:30 PM
SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) -- Ville Peltonen scored twice during a five-goal third period as the Florida Panthers cruised to an 8-4 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday.

Cory Stillman, David Booth and Nathan Horton also tallied in the third for the Panthers, who produced their best offensive output of the season without the help of their power play (0-for-4).

Radek Dvorak recorded a goal and two assists, including the 300th of his career, Booth, Horton and rookie Michael Frolik each netted a tally and set up another and Gregory Campbell collected three assists for Florida.

Richard Zednik and defenseman Karlis Skrastins each set up a pair of goals, All-Star blue-liner Jay Bouwmeester also scored and Tomas Vokoun stopped 28 shots for Florida, which improved to 4-0-1 in its last five games.

Todd White registered a goal and two assists and Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen and All-Star Ilya Kovalchuk also tallied for Atlanta, which has lost seven of nine (2-6-1).

Already leading, 4-3, the Panthers erupted for three goals in a 10-minute span in the third period to break open the game.

Peltonen's tally 94 seconds into the session snapped a 3-3 tie and began the onslaught. He capped his second career two-goal performance with eight minutes remaining, when he chased goaltender Kari Lehtonen with his eighth of the season.

In between, Stillman scored at 2:42 and Booth added his 18th goal at 7:05.

Lehtonen allowed seven goals on 27 shots before being replaced by Johan Hedberg, who stopped one of the two shots he faced.

After giving up two late first-period tallies, including a shorthander by Dvorak that gave Florida a 3-1 bulge, Atlanta rallied to tie the game with two goals in the second session.

Just 16 seconds after Brett McLean was whistled for tripping, White's shot found its way past Vokoun on the short side at 3:53.

White also made a key play on the tying goal, delivering a perfect pass to Christensen, who directed the puck past a diving Vokoun with 3:34 left in the period.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 1 0 1 2
    FLORIDA 1 0 3 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - DAVID BOOTH 17 (RICHARD ZEDNIK, JASSEN CULLIMORE)
    14:15
    CAR - ANTON BABCHUK 4 (MATT CULLEN, SCOTT WALKER) 17:50
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: FLA - (PP) JAY BOUWMEESTER 7 (CORY STILLMAN, STEPHEN WEISS)
    0:31
    FLA - NAT

    Jan 8 9:52 PM


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    CAROLINA 2
    FLORIDA 4
    3RD PRD: FLA - (EN) GREGORY CAMPBELL 8 (VILLE PELTONEN) 19:24

    Hurricanes 2, Panthers 4  3rd - 0:36Jan 8 9:51 PM
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    CAROLINA 2
    FLORIDA 3
    3RD PRD: CAR - SERGEI SAMSONOV 9 (ERIC STAAL, TUOMO RUUTU) 15:15

    Hurricanes 2, Panthers 3  3rd - 4:45Jan 8 9:43 PM
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    CAROLINA 1
    FLORIDA 3
    3RD PRD: FLA - NATHAN HORTON 11 (DAVID BOOTH) 3:26

    Hurricanes 1, Panthers 3  3rd - 16:34Jan 8 9:19 PM


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    CAROLINA 1
    FLORIDA 2
    3RD PRD: FLA - (PP) JAY BOUWMEESTER 7 (CORY STILLMAN, STEPHEN WEISS)
    0:31

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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    CAROLINA 1 0 1
    FLORIDA 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - DAVID BOOTH 17 (RICHARD ZEDNIK, JASSEN CULLIMORE)
    14:15
    CAR - ANTON BABCHUK 4 (MATT CULLEN, SCOTT WALKER) 17:50
    2ND PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAR

    Jan 8 8:57 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 1 1
    FLORIDA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - DAVID BOOTH 17 (RICHARD ZEDNIK, JASSEN CULLIMORE)
    14:15
    CAR - ANTON BABCHUK 4 (MATT CULLEN, SCOTT WALKER) 17:50
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAR 13

    Jan 8 8:11 PM


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    CAROLINA 1
    FLORIDA 1
    1ST PRD: CAR - ANTON BABCHUK 4 (MATT CULLEN, SCOTT WALKER) 17:50

    Hurricanes 1, Panthers 1  1st - 2:10Jan 8 8:09 PM


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    CAROLINA 0
    FLORIDA 1
    1ST PRD: FLA - DAVID BOOTH 17 (RICHARD ZEDNIK, JASSEN CULLIMORE) 14:15

    Hurricanes 0, Panthers 1  1st - 5:45Jan 8 8:02 PM
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