Florida 3, Dallas 2

Sunday, April 6, 2014 5:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 38-29-6-5 21-10-3-4 17-19-3-1 L1
Florida 28-43-2-6 15-18-1-4 13-25-1-2 W1


Panthers 3, Stars 2: Sean Bergenheim scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:31 to play in the third period as host Florida snapped its five-game losing streak.

Brandon Pirri added a goal and an assist while Scottie Upshall also scored for the Panthers, who recorded their first regulation win since March 18. Roberto Luongo turned aside 35 shots as Florida stalled Dallas' drive to strengthen its playoff position.

Tyler Seguin scored one goal and set up another and captain Jamie Benn netted his 33rd tally for the Stars, who blew a 2-0 lead and remained one point ahead of Phoenix for the second wild card in the Western Conference. Defenseman Trevor Daley collected a pair of assists and Kari Lehtonen made 21 saves as Dallas completed its five-game road trip with a 3-2-0 record.

Benn broke through Florida defensemen Dmitry Kulikov and Brian Campbell before slipping a forehand shot around Luongo only 45 seconds into the contest. Dallas doubled the lead on the power play at the 39-second mark of the middle session, when Seguin's shot from the top of the left faceoff circle appeared to deflect off Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski and into the net.

Florida halved the deficit nearly eight minutes later as defenseman Erik Gudbranson threw a puck on net from the blue line that clipped Upshall and sailed past Lehtonen before Pirro drew the Panthers even by burying a one-timer from the slot with 57 seconds left in the period. Bergenheim delivered the game-winner by redirecting blue-liner Colby Robak's wrist shot from the left faceoff dot with 4 1/2 minutes remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Benn also got Dallas off to a fast start in Saturday's win at Tampa Bay, scoring 40 seconds into the contest. ... Pirri extended his point streak to four games and has 12 points in his last 15 contests. ... Seguin's two points gave him 24 in his last 16 games. ... Panthers C Jonathan Huberdeau (concussion) sat out his 11th consecutive game.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Florida
Tyler Seguin 2 Points Brandon Pirri 2
Tyler Seguin 1 Goals Brandon Pirri 1
Trevor Daley 2 Assists Brandon Pirri 1
Tyler Seguin 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen .875 Save Percentage Roberto Luongo .946
Kari Lehtonen 21 Saves Roberto Luongo 35

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 37 2 1-6 1-1 2 30
Florida 24 3 0-1 5-6 12 37

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Panthers have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .392 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game at home against Nashville. The Stars have a W/L % of .395 after a win and .564 after a loss.
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