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Panthers 3, Devils 2 F/OT

Saturday, 03.30.2013 / 10:38 PM

Associated Press

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Panthers 3, Devils 2 F/OT
New Jersey Devils 2, Florida Panthers 3
Three Stars of the Game
Dmitry Kulikov
1st
Dmitry Kulikov
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 0TOI: 17:42
Shawn Matthias
2nd
Shawn Matthias
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 0TOI: 17:52
Steve Bernier
3rd
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 16:15

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Dmitry Kulikov scored at 1:43 of overtime and the Florida Panthers beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday.

Kulikov's shot from the right circle beat Martin Brodeur on the far side and was his first goal of the season.

Shawn Matthias scored two goals for the Panthers and Jacob Markstrom made 24 saves.

The Panthers have won two in a row at home for the first time this season.

Steve Bernier scored two goals for the Devils and Brodeur stopped 27 shots. The Devils have lost three straight.

Matthias' second goal tied the game at 2 with 27 seconds left in regulation. He grabbed a rebound in front of the crease and wristed it past Brodeur.

Matthias has a career-high 14 goals and 11 in the past 16 games. Matthias also had two goals in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over Buffalo.

Tied at 1, Bernier scored his second goal at 7:57 of the third on a power play. Henrik Tallinder took a shot from the high slot and Bernier deflected it into the net to give the Devils a 2-1 lead.

Bernier hadn't scored a goal since March 2 at Buffalo and this was his first multi-goal game since Feb. 3 at the New York Islanders.

The Devils took a 1-0 lead on Bernier's first goal. The Panthers turned the puck over on a pass from behind the net and Bernier backhanded in a pass from Ryan Carter at 3:42 of the first.

The Panthers tied it at 1 on a power-play goal by Matthias. Jonathan Huberdeau took a shot from the right circle and Matthias deflected it in at 12:55.

Notes: The previous time the Devils visited the Panthers they eliminated them from the opening round of the playoffs with a 3-2 double-overtime win in Game 7.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:42
NJD
Steve Bernier (7) ASST: Ryan Carter (8), Stephen Gionta (8)
1 - 0 NJD
12:55
FLA
PPG - Shawn Matthias (13) ASST: Jonathan Huberdeau (11), Peter Mueller (9)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
07:57
NJD
PPG - Steve Bernier (8) ASST: Henrik Tallinder (3), Andrei Loktionov (4)
2 - 1 NJD
19:33
FLA
Shawn Matthias (14) ASST: Scottie Upshall (1), Tomas Fleischmann (15)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
01:43
FLA
Dmitry Kulikov (1) ASST: Brian Campbell (15), Jonathan Huberdeau (12)
3 - 2 FLA
penalty summary
1st Period
04:16
FLA
Jerred Smithson  Hi-sticking against  Tim Sestito
11:21
NJD
Alexei Ponikarovsky  Hi-sticking against  TJ Brennan
2nd Period
04:53
FLA
Tyson Strachan  Holding the stick against  Patrik Elias
10:41
NJD
Matt D'Agostini  Holding against  Tyson Strachan
15:39
NJD
Travis Zajac  Hi-sticking against  Marcel Goc
15:39
FLA
Marcel Goc  Hi-sticking against  Travis Zajac
3rd Period
01:43
FLA
Dmitry Kulikov  Hooking against  Andrei Loktionov
06:26
FLA
Shawn Matthias  Hooking against  Bryce Salvador
10:10
NJD
David Clarkson  Holding against  Tyson Strachan
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Martin Brodeur
SA: 30TOI: 61:40
Saves: 27EV: 25 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .900SH: 1 - 1
Jacob Markstrom
Jacob Markstrom
5-7-1
SA: 26TOI: 60:39
Saves: 24EV: 16 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .923SH: 2 - 2
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