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Saturday Night LIVE!: Florida Panthers 6 @ Dallas Stars 3 (FINAL) ... Richard Zednik OUT; Anthony Stewart IN

Zednik3 DALLAS -- Quick note from atop the Dallas Airlines Arena; Was just informed that Richard Zednik is ill and out for tonight. He looked OK at practice, but I'm no doctor.

Anthony Stewart is back in the lineup.

Will update lines when they become available.

CPR Line getting the start tonight with Skrastins and Bouwmeester.

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-- OK, end of one here in Dallas. Panthers didn't look all that crisp nor all that interested. Do they want to make the playoffs? I can't tell.

Florida gets its second shot of the night with 8:56 left in the period and it's courtesy of Nathan Horton. Craig Anderson has been forced to make some big saves, and the one he missed, well, I don't see anyone stopping that shot.

Watch SportsCenter tonight and you'll see the Mike Ribeiro goal in which he shoots a backhander between his legs top shelf to make it 1-0.

And that's where we stand.

Stats: Dallas shots 16-4; Dallas PP 0-1; FLA PP 0-0; Cool retro Minnesota North Stars cap in concourse: $9.99.

--Montreal 3-2 over Buffalo end of the second...

Midnightrun PANTHERS SCORE...CORY STILLMAN FOLLOWS A STEPHEN WEISS SHOT AND IT'S ON THE POWER PLAY...SERRANO'S GOT THE DISKS! SERRANO'S GOT THE DISKS!...IT'S 1-1...

AND JUST LIKE THAT THE STARS MAKE IT 2-1...MATT NISKANEN WITH THE GOAL FROM RIBEIRO...

-- STEPHEN WEISS TIES IT WITH A NICE DRIVE-AND-SHOOT WITH 59.5 SECONDS LEFT IN THE SECOND...I'M NOT GOING TO SIT HERE AND LET YOU BAD MOUTH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! GENTLEMEN! PANTHERS-DALLAS TIED 2-2 LATE IN Animalhouse THE SECOND...

-- AND NATHAN HORTON BANGS IN A LOOSE PUCK AND THE PANTHERS TAKE THE LEAD. YOU MESSED UP FLOUNDER; YOU TRUSTED US! PANTHERS GO INTO THE THIRD LEADING 3-2. HORTON'S GOAL COMES WITH 6.2 SECONDS LEFT

-- Key stats: Panthers outshoot Stars 15-11 in the third, get a lot of quality chances and looks. PP: Florida goes 1-for-2 and look much, much better. Diet Dr. Pepper is flowing smoothly.

KAMIL KREPS DRIVES AND IN AND SCORES...HOW'S IT FEEL TO BE AN INDEPENDENT SCHOENSTEIN? HOW'S IT FEEL TO BE A [real jerk] NIEDERMAYER? WHAT DID HE SAY? PANTHERS LEAD 4-2 JUST 58 SECONDS INTO THE THIRD...

-- On deadline, so lets keep this quick. Gregory Campbell gets charged by Steve Ott, Bryan McCabe comes to defense; Ott gets 5 minutes, McCabe 2. Dallas scores on the 4-on-4, but Jay Bouwmeester makes it 5-3 on the power play.

Montreal loses in shootout, so if Panthers hold on, they are a point out of eighth.

Drive careful everyone...

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