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Shannon strikes twice, Roloson makes 31 saves as Lightning beat Panthers 5-2

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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson (30) makes a save on a shot by Florida Panthers center Mike Santorelli (13) during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O\'Meara) Author: The Hockey News

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Shannon strikes twice, Roloson makes 31 saves as Lightning beat Panthers 5-2

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TAMPA, Fla. - Ryan Shannon scored two goals in the second period and Dwayne Roloson made 31 saves, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 pre-season victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

Mattias Ritola opened the scoring eight minutes into the game, lifting a backhander past Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom with seven seconds remaining on a power play.

Shannon capitalized on another man-advantage situation at 6:31 of the second period, then scored again at the 12:55 mark.

Jack Skillie broke through for the Panthers on a power play 4:20 into the third after the Panthers came up empty on six opportunities in the first two periods.

Michal Repik scored the other Florida goal 12 minutes later.

Carter Ashton and Vincent Lecavalier scored third-period goals for Tampa Bay. Markstrom finished with 28 saves.

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Shannon strikes twice, Roloson makes 31 saves as Lightning beat Panthers 5-2