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Lightning Fall 3-2 Against Florida - Game Recap

Florida earned a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday, but needed a shootout to do it at BankAtlantic Center.

Florida was favored by -110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Marcel Goc clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Panthers. Florida got goals from Ed Jovanovski and Kris Versteeg in the victory. Jovanovski opened the scoring at 11:48 of the first period.

Jose Theodore turned in a 28-save effort for the Panthers.

Marc-Andre Bergeron (2) scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Jose Theodore.

Tampa Bay got a 36-stop effort from Mathieu Garon in the loss.

Florida scored 2 times on 6 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 38-30.