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Panthers eyeing fourth straight win

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Florida (14-12-3) at Vancouver (16-11-3), 10:00 pm EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Not even a trip through
Canada could slow the Florida Panthers.

The Panthers continue their five-game road trip Sunday with
their fourth stop north of the border against the Vancouver
Canucks.

The first three stops went quite well, as Florida defeated the
Ottawa Senators, Edomonton Oilers and Calgary Flames in the last
week. The Panthers conclude their road trip in Carolina on
Thursday.

Stephen Weiss scored the lone goal of the shootout after Tomas
Vokoun stopped all three shooters as the Panthers posted their
third straight win Friday, a 3-2 triumph over the Flames.

Vokoun made 35 saves before the bonus format and Kamil Kreps
netted a shorthanded goal and set up defenseman Jay
Bouwmeester's tally for Florida, which improved to 7-1-2 over
its last 10 games.

The 32-year-old Vokoun had not won since November 24, and will
likely give way to Chris Anderson in this one. Anderson is
8-2-3 with a 1.94 goals-against average and three shutouts this
season.

The Canucks are hoping to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to the
Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Vancouver continues to struggle with goaltender Roberto Luongo
sidelined, posting a 2-5-1 record over its last eight games.
Luongo has been out since November 22 with a groin injury.

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