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Acrobello's OT goal lifts Oilers past Panthers 4-3
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Edmonton Oilers' Andrew Ference (21) and Florida Panthers' Tomas Fleischmann (14) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP J Pat Carter)
November 5, 2013, 10:30 pm

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Mark Arcobello scored his second goal in overtime and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.

Edmonton went on the power play after Florida's Scottie Upshall was called for tripping 32 seconds into the extra period and Arcobello rifled a slap shot from the left circle that got past Florida goalie Jacob Markstrom 1:23 later.

Taylor Fedun scored his first career goal and Philip Larsen also scored for Edmonton. Devan Dubnyk made 20 saves. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two assists.

Upshall scored two third-period goals and Marcel Goc also scored for the Panthers. Markstrom stopped 23 shots.

Florida has lost six straight and nine of its past 10.

Upshall tied the game with 57.6 seconds left on a slap shot from the left circle. His first goal came at 10:04 of the third when he took a pass from Jesse Winchester from the right circle to the high slot. His shot got past Dubnyk on the right side.

After the first period ended 1-1, the Oilers scored two goals in 33 seconds early in the second. Arcobello shot from just below the left circle and the puck went high into the net at 2:06 to make it 2-1.

Fedun, playing in his first NHL game, tipped in a pass from Nugent-Hopkins at 2:39. Fedun was recalled from AHL Oklahoma City on Monday.

The Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the first on the goal by Goc. Jonathan Huberdeau passed from the right side to Goc in the center. His wrist shot beat Dubnyk on the glove side at 10:35. It was just the fourth time the Panthers scored first in 15 games this season.

The Oilers tied it during four-on-four play with just over three minutes left in the first. Nugent-Hopkins brought the puck down along the boards on the right side. He slid a pass to Larsen in the slot and his wrister beat Markstrom at 16:59. It was the first goal scored by Edmonton in 172:46.

NOTES: This was the first stop on the Oilers' four-game road trip. . The Oilers have won eight of their last nine games against the Panthers, including five straight on the road. . Oilers LW Ryan Smyth returned after missing seven games with a groin pull. . Florida C Winchester has six points in his last nine games. . Florida RW Kris Versteeg returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch for the first time in his NHL career Saturday at Washington.

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