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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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keep it together!!!

Great win but how in the world does ott not get a misconduct for that i mean give me a break. Even Pete who coached him and knows him since he was 16 says that was a cheap shot and intent to injure. There is absolutely no place in the game for that at all he could have ended campbells career and those loser rednecks in dallas were cheering. And why in the world would the ref not let campbell fight him he tackled him. I mean give me a break. I love though how mccabe grabbed ott as he tried to be a little girl and skate away. I hope he gets suspeneded for the rest of the year that was just a classless act. But great win and we are still in the hunt as now we are only 2 points from the rangers and 1 from montreal. Keep pushing boys i've never lost faith in you and all you nate haters that have been around all season what do you have to say now huh. O that's right nothing.

On hockey night in canada they said it wasn't a cheap shot and shouldn't have been a penalty. They also said McCabe should have got more of a penalty for defending Campbell. What a bunch of morons.

his stick was over his head, that's how high his elbow was...he was going for campbell's head...by all accounts Ott is a good dude, but that was bad...he will get some sort of punishment I would assume (and not from Colin Campbell)...

Can anyone tell me why Ballard did not get an assist on the Horton goal? It was clear on the replay that Horton tapped in Ballard's rebound.

What a great win tonight tonight in dallas!! I think this team got back there swagger back and can make the playoffs. Beating a Dallas team that made it all the way to the west fianls last year it was great to watch another great 60 mins fromthis team and i dont see them losing to the sentors on tuesday. Hopefully Andy is back in the net for the Panthers, I thnk DeBor will make a hugh mistake if he doesnt put him in the REST of the season unless he had a setback and just a really bad game witch I dont see happening.

Hey Louis,

You're about as mamby-pamby on this team, as a woman is in the shoe department at Saks.

Make up your mind.

it is going to be hard to make the playoffs at this point we have to finish ahead of either Montreal or the Rangers as we lose the tie breakers.

I think we would have a better chance passing the Rangers then Montreal (game in hand)

Here are the remaining schedules:

Rangers: Home: NJ, Montreal, Philadelphia

Road: Carolina, Boston, Philadelphia

Montreal: Home: Chicago, Ottawa, Pittsburgh

Road: NYI, Toronto, NYR, Boston

Panthers: Home: Ottawa, Atlanta, Pittsburgh
Washington

Road: Atlanta, Philadelphia

The Montreal Ranger game cannot go to overtime (no 3 point game)

The Panthers have to win one more game than Montreal and/or win two more games than the Rangers (not including overtime/shootout losses)

For example if Montreal goes 4 and 3 in their remaining games the Panthers would have to go 5 and 1, while if the Rangers go 3 and 3 the Panthers again would have to go 5 and 1 (again this does not include overtime losses).

In the last 10 games the Rangers and Montreal both have 11 points while the Panthers have 9.

It is going to be hard to pick up the lost points of the last 10 games, it can be done and I hope it happens.

Dont get me wrong I love this team mr. obvious im a huge panther fan but when the play like they did in buffalo and let two points get away u just wanna go crazy man. They should be in 8th right now and tied wit the rangers for 7th if they won that game. But Im over that buffalo game and we all gotta move on right or wrong?. Trust me I wanna see this team make the playoffs so bad I cant taste it, so ppl can start saying hockey belongs in florida Im so sick of people down here in CT saying (why do u like the florida panthers? They shouldnt even b a team. You know what I say to that? Watch when we make the playoffs!! I believe this team will make some noise in the postseason.

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