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Olesz plays hero as Panthers win close one in Tampa Bay over Lightning

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Final - 1.14.2010 1 2 3 Total
Florida Panthers 1 0 2 3
Tampa Bay Lightning 2 0 0 2

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Short, short version: Florida's Rostislav Olesz launched a beautiful rising shot which rang loudly off Antero Niittymaki's right post to close it up for the Cats, who led early and came from behind late.

Nathan Horton and Cory Stillman also scored for Florida as Tomas Vokoun absolutely stonewalled Martin St. Louis' penalty shot in the third, finishing with 28 saves on the night.

Jeff Halpern and Steve Downie - Stephen Weiss' newest bestest bud - scored for Tampa Bay, which rallied at several points, though neither club had a stranglehold on beauty or prolonged attacks.

And yes...it really was Olesz.