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Panthers snap skid and surprise Ducks, 3-2
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Florida Panthers' Erik Gudbranson (44) and Anaheim Ducks' Dustin Penner (17) look for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
November 12, 2013, 10:39 pm

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Brad Boyes scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Tim Thomas stopped 32 shots and the Florida Panthers snapped a nine-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

Scottie Upshall and Shawn Matthias also scored for the Panthers, who earned their first win under new coach Peter Horachek and ended Anaheim's five-game winning streak. Upshall also had an assist.

Florida won for the first time since beating Minnesota 2-1 on Oct. 19. It was the Panthers' first victory in three games under Horachek, who took over when Kevin Dineen was fired last Friday.

Hampus Lindholm and Andrew Cogliano scored for the Ducks (15-4-1), who lead the NHL with 31 points.

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