DETROIT - Center Nick Bjugstad scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Florida Panthers a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings
on Sunday at Joe Louis Arena.
Left winger Sean Bergenheim, centers Jesse Winchester and Drew Shore
and right winger Brad Boyes got the goals for Florida (21-24-7), which rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third. Defenseman Brian Campbell had two assists and goalie Tim Thomas
made 26 saves in regulation and overtime.
For Detroit (23-18-11), center Riley Sheahan and left winger Tomas Tatar each had a goal and an assist, and right wingers Gustav Nyquist
and Daniel Alfredsson
also scored. Jonas Gustavsson
stopped 33 shots in the first 65 minutes.
Boyes' shorthanded goal tied it at 4 with 3:46 left in the third period. He beat Gustavsson from the right circle off the rush for his 13th goal.
Winchester had brought the Panthers to within 3-2, 9:12 into the third period when he put one in off a goal-mouth scramble for his seventh goal.
The teams then traded goals as Tatar got his 12th to make it 4-2, with 6:27 remaining, and Shore scored his fourth goal, with 5:32 left in the third to make it a one-goal game again.
An apparent goal by Red Wings' defenseman Brendan Smith 2:25 into the third period was waved off because of incidental contact by Detroit right winger Daniel Cleary on Thomas.
Detroit scored three goals in the middle period to take a 3-1 lead.
The first two goals came only 1:17 apart.
Nyquist tied the score at a goal apiece 8:12 into the second period when he beat Thomas from the bottom of the right circle after a turnover by Panthers' center Drew Shore. It was Nyquist's ninth goal and fourth in four games.
Alfredsson gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead 9:29 into the second period by putting in the rebound off the boards behind the net for his 12th goal.
Sheahan's power-play goal gave the Red Wings a 3-1 lead with 1:45 remaining in the second. He put a shot past Thomas from just outside the crease for his third goal.
Gustavsson made an outstanding glove save on Florida left winger Scottie Upshall's shot from the inside edge of the right circle 2:21 into the second period.
Bergenheim opened the scoring just 1:48 into the game when he cut in off the left wing and backhanded a shot past Guatavsson. It was Bergenheim's 12th goal.
NOTES: Detroit captain and C Henrik Zetterberg was a late scratch with an upper-body injury. ... Florida C Aleksander Barkov was out with a lower-body injury. ... Red Wings' RW Johan Franzen returned after missing 16 games due to a concussion. ... Panthers LW Tomas Kopecky missed his fourth game with an upper-body injury. ... Detroit RW Mikael Samuelsson cleared waivers and was sent to the team's Grand Rapids AHL affiliate. ... The Red Wings were also without C Pavel Datsyuk (lower body), G Jimmy Howard (knee), C Joakim Andersson (lower body), C Steven Weiss (groin) and C Cory Emmerton (finger). ... Florida G Tim Thomas is from Flint, Mich., which is about 60 miles north of Detroit.
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