Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Huberdeau scored the lone goal in the shootout and Tim Thomas stopped all three attempts in the tiebreaker to give the Florida Panthers an extremely rare 3-2 road victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
Thomas and Roberto Luongo squared off between the pipes in the shootout, just as they had in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals when Thomas led the Bruins past the Canucks for the title.
This time, Thomas denied Mike Santorelli, Alexandre Burrows and Chris Higgins in the shootout to secure the Panthers' first win in Vancouver since Mar. 7, 1994 -- the franchise's first season in existence.
Thomas finished with 27 saves while Brad Boyes and Shawn Matthias scored in regulation for the Panthers, who have won three of their last four.
Luongo put together a solid showing with 34 saves, but it was not enough to end Vancouver's losing streak, which at five games (0-3-2) is the club's longest since an 0-5-3 skid from Jan. 9-31, 2009.
Higgins and Jannik Hansen netted regulation goals for the Canucks, though the former hit the post on the final shootout attempt.