Panthers Clip Preds In Shootout

(Sunrise, FL) -- Tomas Kopecky scored the deciding goal of the shootout to send the Panthers to a 5-4 win over the Predators in South Florida. Kopecky also lit the lamp in regulation along with Brad Boyes, Sean Bergenheim and Marcel Goc . Tim Thomas stopped 38 shots for Florida, which had lost four out of five. Paul Gaustad tied the score for Nashville with under a minute left in regulation. Seth Jones, Mike Fisher and Craig Smith also scored for the Preds while Marek Mazanec made 25 saves. The Predators have lost two straight but have points in four in-a-row.
Panthers goalie Tim Thomas says he was able to hold the Preds off in the shootout.
Panthers winger Tomas Kopecky says they need to stay focused.
Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski says he is glad to be back after missing nearly a year due to hip surgery.
Predators defenseman Seth Jones says he's to blame for the game-tying goal.
Predators defenseman Shea Weber says at least they got one point.
Predators center Matt Hendricks says they fell short in this one.