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Panthers Fall 3-2 Against Colorado - Game Recap

The Panthers came up short Friday against the Avalanche, falling 3-2.

Colorado won as a -121 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Paul Stastny, Jamie McGinn, and Ryan O'Reilly each scored for the Avalanche in the victory. O'Reilly opened the scoring for Colorado, finding the back of the net at 1:34 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Matt Duchene.

Semyon Varlamov turned in a 34-save effort for the Avalanche.

Florida got goals from Scottie Upshall and Tom Gilbert in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Tim Thomas stopped 22 of 25 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Colorado went 0-for-2, while the Panthers were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Florida outshot Colorado 36-25 in the game.

Colorado looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Lightning. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track at Detroit.