TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - John Grahame had 28 saves and Fredrik Modin ended Florida goalie Roberto Luongo's season-opening shutout streak Saturday night in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 2-1 victory over the Panthers.
Luongo allowed his first goal of the season on Modin's breakaway 55 seconds into the second period that gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead. Modin had just completed serving a minor penalty when he picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and skated in on Luongo alone.
Luongo, who hadn't allowed a goal in 148 minutes, 21 seconds dating back to the 2003-04 season, posted 2-0 shutouts over Atlanta and the Lightning in his two previous games this year.
Grahame made a pair of strong saves on low slot shots by Gary Roberts in the second. He also stopped Chris Gratton during a two-on-one early in the third.
Martin St. Louis put the Lightning ahead 2-0 during a five-on-three power play with 8:09 left in the third.
Florida got a power-play goal from Joe Nieuwendyk with 51.8 seconds to play.
Tampa Bay dominated the first - outshooting Florida 12-4 - but Luongo kept it scoreless. He made several big saves, including an in-close chance by Tim Taylor. The Lightning were on the power play for 8 minutes, 8 seconds during the first, but finished the period 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Notes: Tampa Bay captain Dave Andreychuk became the seventh player to play in 1,600 NHL games. He joins Gordie Howe, Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Scott Stevens, Larry Murphy and Ray Bourque. ... Florida D Eric Cairns missed his third consecutive game with an ankle injury. ... Luongo stopped all 73 shots he faced this season before Modin's goal.
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