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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lightning Loss

MIAMI -- Robert Svehla broke a tie with the first of three third-period goals for the Florida Panthers, who took over the lead in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2.


Florida moved one point ahead of Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division.


Despite a recent rash of injuries, the Panthers extended their unbeaten streak to five games and improved to 6-1-3 in the past 10 games. The Lightning, who have lost three games in a row, fell to 0-2-1 this season against their cross-state rivals.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)