Trocheck, Pirri lift Panthers past Red Wings in SO
DETROIT (AP) -- Vincent Trocheck and Brandon Pirri had the only goals in the shootout, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.
Roberto Luongo made 29 saves through overtime and stopped Pavel Datsyuk and Gustav Nyquist in the tiebreaker to give the Panthers their second victory in two meetings against the Red Wings this season.
Tomas Fleischmann and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in the first period for the Panthers.
Riley Sheahan and Nyquist also scored in the first for Detroit and Jimmy Howard finished with 24 saves. The Red Wings fell to 1-5 in shootouts this season.
Sheahan got the Red Wings on the scoreboard first, flipping a rebound of Datsyuk's shot past Luongo for a power-play goal at 5:03.
Fleischmann tied it at 7:10 with his third goal of the season. Huberdeau wristed a shot past Howard with 6:05 left in the opening period to put the Panthers ahead.
However, Nyquist backhanded his 14th goal on the power play with 39 seconds left remaining in the period.
Jakub Kindl drew a double-minor for interference and cross-checking early in the third period but the Red Wings allowed just two shots and kept the game tied. Detroit outshot Florida 4-1 in overtime but none of them were good scoring chances.
Florida, which topped sluggish Detroit 4-3 here 10 days earlier, outshot Detroit 15-12 in the opening period and had better chances Friday, but managed just 10 more shots in the next 40 minutes.
Stephen Weiss, a longtime Panthers player before joining the Red Wings last season as a free agent, did not return for the third period due to an upper body injury.
NOTES: Detroit D Danny DeKeyser missed the game with an upper-body injury. The club recalled Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids of the AHL to replace him. ... Florida F Scottie Upshall (lower body) and F Aleksander Barkov (upper body) missed their seventh and fourth games, respectively. ... Red Wings F Justin Abdelkader (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 30, the night he left a win over Vancouver. ... Panthers D Shane O'Brien, recalled from AHL San Antonio a day earlier, was a healthy scratch.