Panthers 5, Red Wings 4 (SO): Nick Bjugstad scored in the first round of the shootout as Florida overcame a late two-goal deficit to match a season high with its third consecutive road victory.Bjugstad's wrist shot sailed past Jonas Gustavsson (33 saves) and inside the right post to provide all the offense needed in the bonus format. Tim Thomas made a right pad save on Tomas Tatar before knocking down the bids of Daniel Alfredsson and Patrick Eaves with his glove to preserve the victory.Brad Boyes scored a short-handed goal to forge a 4-4 tie with 3:46 remaining in the third period. Sean Bergenheim, Jesse Winchester and Drew Shore also tallied while Thomas turned aside 26 shots for the Panthers, who have won three of four against Detroit this season. Gustav Nyquist scored for the fourth straight contest, Tatar and Riley Sheahan each recorded a goal and an assist and Alfredsson also tallied. Johan Franzen notched an assist in his return from a 16-game absence due to a concussion for the Red Wings, who wrapped up their five-game homestand with a 3-1-1 mark.After Winchester trimmed Detroit's lead to 3-2 at 9:12 of the third period, Tatar restored the two-goal advantage over four minutes later as he converted Sheahan's backhanded pass at the doorstep. Shore scored 55 seconds later after a fortunate bounce and Boyes converted a 2-on-1 rush for his team-leading 13th goal.GAME NOTEBOOK: Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg sat out with a back injury. ... Florida D Mike Weaver had a homecoming of sorts as he played his collegiate hockey at Michigan State. He notched an assist on Bergenheim's tally at 1:48 of the first period. ... Detroit veteran RW Mikael Samuelsson cleared waivers and was sent to Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League. ... Florida went 0-for-4 on the power play and has failed on its last 42 opportunities dating to its 4-3 loss to the Red Wings on Dec. 28.
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