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Panthers Notch 2nd Straight Shootout Victory

The Panthers went to a shootout for a second straight game and picked up another win

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    Panthers Notch 2nd Straight Shootout Victory
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    Thursday's shootout was the eighth of the season for Florida

    The Florida Panthers picked up a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday in a game that ended in a shootout.

    It was the second straight time that the Panthers headed to a shootout but this one was a bit shorter. On Tuesday, Florida set an NHL record when it went 20 round during its shootout with the Washington Capitals. This shootout only lasted six rounds before the Panthers came away victorious.

    The win improved Florida to 14-8-8 on the season which kept it in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. The Panthers have been remarkably similar at home and away. When playing at BB&T Center, Florida is 7-4-2. On the road, the Panthers are 7-4-6 after this win.

    Scottie Upshall scored towards the middle of the first period for Florida's first goal of the game. It was Upshall's fourth of the season and assists went to Tomas Kopecky and Dylan Olsen. This would end up being the only goal for the Panthers in regulation.

    In the shootout, Brandon Pirri went first and scored. After Philadelphia matched that goal with a score of its own, Dave Bolland picked up a goal. The Flyers were unable to match that one and the Panthers skated off with the win.

    Roberto Luongo was solid once again as he saved 25 of the 26 chances sent his way. The goalie also saved an additional two attempts during the shootout.

    Brad Boyes and Vincent Trocheck were healthy scratches for Florida.

    The Panthers will try to make it three wins in a row on Saturday in Pittsburgh when they take on the Penguins.