At least they made a spirited comeback attempt.
Johan Holmqvist took the no decision allowing 4 goals on 15 shots while Marc Denis got the backdoor loss allowing 2 goals on 13 shots the rest of the way.
Florida 2:33, Nathan Horton 3 (power play) (unassisted)
Florida 4:39, Ruslan Salei 1 (Stephen Weiss, Rostislav Olesz)
Florida 18:57, Stephen Weiss 1 (Nathan Horton, Ruslan Salei)
Florida 2:34, Richard Zednik 1 (Ville Peltonen, Olli Jokinen)
Tampa Bay 2:58, Andre Roy 1 (Craig MacDonald, Shane O'Brien)
Florida 1:26, Jozef Stumpel 1 (Olli Jokinen, Cory Murphy)
Tampa Bay 5:51, Vaclav Prospal 4 (Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards)
Tampa Bay 8:00, Vaclav Prospal 5 (Vincent Lecavalier, Paul Ranger)
Tampa Bay 8:44, Jan Hlavac 1 (Brad Richards, Brad Lukowich)
Florida 12:32, Olli Jokinen 2 (power play) (Cory Murphy)
Ryan freaking Munce!
Ryan Munce stopped an awe inspiring 36 shots in regulation and overtime before going 5-for-5 on penalty shots in the shootout for the big win. He was the obvious first star of the game.
NOR Schneider, (1) (Milley, Jancevski), 5:52 (PP)
ALB Samson, (2) (Hughes, Aucoin), 19:48 (PP)
Anton But was scoreless in St. Petersburg's 4-0 blanking of Novosibirsk.
Denis Kazionov did not play in Novokuznetsk's 2-1 overtime loss to Khimik.
Evgeny Artyukhin had 2 penalty minutes in Omsk's 3-2 win over Nizhnekamsk.
Vasily Koshechkin dropped to 2-8-1 on the season enduring his worst loss yet in a 7-3 drubbing at the hands of Spartak. Dimitri Kazionov had 4 penalty minutes in the match for Ak Bars. Albert Vishnyakov did not play for Spartak.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 4-1 loss to Dynamo.
Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in Frolunda's 3-2 loss to Timra. Through 9 games Holmqvist has 1 goal, 2 points, 0 penalty minutes, and an even rating.
Strong nights for Helenius, Crowley, and Tyrell in leading their respective teams to wins.
Game results on the flip.