4, Panthers 3 (SO)
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[March 17, 2014]
SUNRISE, Fla. —
Canucks 4, Panthers 3 (SO): Rookie Nicklas Jensen scored the only goal in the shootout and also tallied in
regulation as visiting Vancouver beat Florida and ex-teammate Roberto
Alexandre Burrows had a goal and set up two others and defenseman
Dan Hamhuis also scored as the Canucks won for only the fourth time
in 17 games (4-12-1). Rookie Eddie Lack, who inherited the starting
job when Luongo was shipped to Florida at the trade deadline, made
26 saves and turned aside all three shots in the bonus format.
Luongo, making his fifth start for the Panthers since the stunning
trade, had 29 saves but could not deny Jensen in the second round of
the shootout. Jimmy Hayes scored a pair of power-play goals and
rookie Vincent Trocheck tallied for the second time in as many games
Trocheck knotted it at 2-2 by converting a wraparound 4:19 into the
third but Burrows answered 75 seconds later, stuffing home a rebound
in front. Hayes tied it with 1:35 left in regulation, burying the
rebound of defenseman Brian Campbell's shot to send the game into
The Canucks quickly responded to Florida's opening goal by Hayes — off a deflection of defenseman Tom Gilbert's shot at 16:28 — by
scoring twice in 53 seconds for a 2-1 lead after one period. Hamhuis' blast from the point deflected off the skate of Florida
blue-liner Colby Robak before Burrows set up Jensen for a one-timer
in the slot.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: One-time scoring champ Henrik Sedin picked up his
first two assists since Jan. 10, ending a drought of 15 games. ...
Panthers C Jonathan Huberdeau suffered an upper-body injury and did
not return for the start of the second period. ... Burrows has three
goals in the past three contests after failing to score in his first
35 games this season.
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