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Lightning snap Luongo's shutout streak, top Panthers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Roberto Luongo was outstanding again.
However, John Grahame was a little bit better.

Grahame had 28 saves and Fredrik Modin ended Luongo's
season-opening shutout streak Saturday night in the Tampa Bay
Lightning's 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Luongo allowed his first goal of the season on Modin's breakaway
55 seconds into the second period that gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead.
Modin had just completed serving a minor penalty when he picked up
a loose puck in the neutral zone and skated in on Luongo alone.

"The worst part is he fanned on the shot," Luongo said. "It's
frustrating. I committed when he faked the slap shot and then I was
in a desperate place. Stuff like that happens though."

Luongo, who hadn't allowed a goal in 148 minutes, 21 seconds
dating back to the 2003-04 season, posted 2-0 shutouts over Atlanta
and the Lightning in his two previous games this year.

Grahame made a pair of strong saves on low slot shots by Gary
Roberts in the second. He also stopped Chris Gratton during a
two-on-one early in the third.

Lightning coach John Tortorella wasn't pleased with his team's
overall effort in Friday night's loss at Florida. But there was no
questioning the defending Stanley Cup champions work ethic one day
later.

"I think everybody came out and did a tremendous job," Grahame
said. "It's going to be a battle every night and we have to be
ready for that."

Martin St. Louis put the Lightning ahead 2-0 during a
five-on-three power play with 8:09 left in the third. It was the
first point of the season for the 2003-04 NHL scoring champion.

"I just hope it's going to help me get going a little bit,"
St. Louis said. "I haven't been playing like I can play. I've been
fighting it a little bit."

Florida got a power-play goal from Joe Nieuwendyk with 51.8
seconds to play. He also had a scoring chance in the final seconds
of play during a goal-mouth scramble, which prompted a video
review.

"I took a shot and I don't know where it went," Nieuwendyk
said. "He laid down, but I couldn't see if it was behind him or
not. Obviously it wasn't."

Tampa Bay dominated the first -- outshooting Florida 12-4 -- but
Luongo kept it scoreless. He made several big saves, including an
in-close chance by Tim Taylor. The Lightning were on the power play
for 8 minutes, 8 seconds during the first, but finished the period
0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Game notes
Tampa Bay captain Dave Andreychuk became the seventh player
to play in 1,600 NHL games. He joins Gordie Howe, Mark Messier, Ron
Francis, Scott Stevens, Larry Murphy and Ray Bourque. ... Florida D
Eric Cairns missed his third consecutive game with an ankle injury.
... Luongo stopped all 73 shots he faced this season before Modin's
goal. ... Both teams were 1-for-10 on the power play.