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Panthers 6, Avalanche 5, (SO)

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:45 PM

Associated Press

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Panthers 6, Avalanche 5, (SO)
Colorado Avalanche 5, Florida Panthers 6

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Stephen Weiss recorded his second NHL hat trick and scored in the shootout to lift the Florida Panthers to a 6-5 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Nathan Horton and Dominic Moore also had goals for the Panthers, who snapped a five-game losing streak.

T.J. Galiardi and Matt Duchene both scored for Colorado with less than a minute left in regulation to send the game to overtime. Chris Stewart and Paul Stastny also had goals for Colorado. Duchene netted another goal in the second period.

Scott Clemmensen, starting in place of injured Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun, made 29 saves. Vokoun is recovering after he was hit in the head by Florida defenseman Keith Ballard's stick during a bizarre on-ice accident Monday night. Vokoun received stitches on his ear but had no other medical problems.

Ballard was involved in another scary goalie incident on Wednesday. Charging toward the net with less than a minute left in overtime, Ballard slid toward the goal and collided with Colorado's Craig Anderson, whose head hit the goal post.

Anderson, who played for the Panthers last season, remained on the ice for several minutes after the collision and was replaced by Peter Budaj. Colorado's Adam Foote pounced on Ballard afterward and a scuffle ensued behind the net. Ballard was penalized for goaltender interference while Foote received four minutes for roughing.

Facing his former team for the first time, Anderson stopped 39 shots. Anderson, who spent three seasons with the Panthers, was coming off a 33-save effort in Colorado's 3-0 shutout win over Tampa Bay on Monday.

Duchene added a goal with 52.6 seconds left in regulation to make it 5-4. Then, with 16 seconds remaining, Galiardi tied it at 5-5.

Stastny scored for Colorado at 4:49 of the third period to make it 4-3. But then at 7:41 in the third, Moore poked the puck into the net during a power play to put the Panthers up 5-3.

Horton's power-play goal gave Florida a 4-2 lead with 3:39 left the second. Horton beat Anderson with a shot from the high slot for his eighth goal.

Colorado scored its first of the night 5:52 into the second period. Clemmensen stopped the initial shot from Duchene, but Stewart tipped in the puck. However, Weiss followed that goal with his third of the night - a wrist shot at 8:16 in the second that made it 3-1.

Weiss' first hat trick came on Jan. 13, 2007, in a 7-3 Florida win over Washington. After his third goal Wednesday, play was delayed as baseball caps were cleared from the ice.

Duchene's first goal came on the power play and cut Florida's lead to one at 11:19 of the second period.

Weiss opened the scoring with a power-play goal with 3:55 remaining in the opening period. With Marek Svatos in the penalty box for tripping, Weiss tipped in the puck. With 1:14 left in the first, he put in a rebound with a wrist shot to make it 2-0.

NOTES: The Panthers were the only NHL team Anderson had never faced. ... The Avalanche, which had dropped eight of 10 before Monday's win, are in the midst of a five-game trip that will wrap up Dec. 7 in St. Louis. ... Florida recalled C Jeff Taffe, C Mike Duco and G Alexander Salak from Rochester (AHL) and reassigned C Shawn Matthias and LW Steve MacInytre.

scoring summary
1st Period
16:05
FLA
PPG - Stephen Weiss (9) Tip-in - ASST: Steve Reinprecht (11), Bryan McCabe (10)
1 - 0 FLA
18:46
FLA
Stephen Weiss (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Dennis Seidenberg (11), Bryan McCabe (11)
2 - 0 FLA
2nd Period
05:52
COL
Chris Stewart (3) Tip-in - ASST: Matt Duchene (9), Ryan Wilson (4)
2 - 1 FLA
08:16
FLA
Stephen Weiss (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Nathan Horton (16), Steve Reinprecht (12)
3 - 1 FLA
11:19
COL
PPG - Matt Duchene (7) Tip-in - ASST: Chris Stewart (11), Paul Stastny (21)
3 - 2 FLA
16:21
FLA
PPG - Nathan Horton (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Reinprecht (13), Keith Ballard (8)
4 - 2 FLA
3rd Period
04:49
COL
Paul Stastny (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Stewart (12), Scott Hannan (7)
4 - 3 FLA
07:41
FLA
PPG - Dominic Moore (3) Tip-in - ASST: Rostislav Olesz (7), Dmitry Kulikov (7)
5 - 3 FLA
19:07
COL
Matt Duchene (8) Tip-in - ASST: Paul Stastny (22), TJ Galiardi (7)
5 - 4 FLA
19:44
COL
TJ Galiardi (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Paul Stastny (23), Wojtek Wolski (14)
5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDFLACOLTOTAL
1M. Frolik
M. Svatos
0 - 0
2S. Reinprecht
M. Duchene
0 - 0
3R. Olesz
W. Wolski
0 - 0
4N. Horton
P. Stastny
0 - 0
5S. Weiss
T. Galiardi
1 - 0
penalty summary
1st Period
15:51
COL
Marek Svatos  Tripping against  Rostislav Olesz
18:39
COL
Adam Foote  Unsportsmanlike conduct
18:39
FLA
Mike Duco  Unsportsmanlike conduct
19:57
COL
Chris Stewart  Boarding against  Jordan Leopold
2nd Period
02:59
COL
Paul Stastny  Holding against  Steve Reinprecht
10:12
FLA
Dennis Seidenberg  Charging against  Ryan Wilson
10:49
FLA
Keith Ballard  Tripping against  Chris Stewart
15:46
COL
TJ Galiardi  Slashing against  Nathan Horton
16:44
FLA
Dmitry Kulikov  Holding against  TJ Galiardi
3rd Period
01:11
FLA
Gregory Campbell  Roughing against  Ryan Wilson
06:30
COL
Brett Clark  Interference against  Gregory Campbell
08:13
COL
Chris Stewart  Instigator against  Bryan Allen
08:13
COL
Chris Stewart  Fighting (maj) against  Bryan Allen
08:13
FLA
Bryan Allen  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Stewart
08:13
COL
Chris Stewart  Misconduct (10 min)
10:15
FLA
Michael Frolik  Hi stick - double minor against  Adam Foote
OT Period
04:18
FLA
Keith Ballard  Interference on goalkeeper against  Adam Foote
04:18
COL
Adam Foote  Roughing against  Keith Ballard
04:18
COL
Adam Foote  Roughing against  Keith Ballard
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
SA: 0TOI: 0:42
Saves: 0EV: 0 - 0
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: SH: 0 - 0
Craig Anderson
SA: 44TOI: 62:54
Saves: 39EV: 31 - 33
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 11
SV%: .886SH: 0 - 0
Scott Clemmensen
Scott Clemmensen
4-3-0
SA: 34TOI: 64:51
Saves: 29EV: 22 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .853SH: 0 - 0
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