Cats beat Detroit in Shootout

Published On: Jan 26 2014 08:15:12 PM EST
DETROIT -

Nick Bjugstad scored in a shootout and Tim Thomas denied Detroit three times, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 5-4 win over the Red Wings on Sunday night after trailing by two goals twice in regulation.

The Red Wings blew a chance to win a season-high third straight game at home, allowing Brad Boyes to score a game-tying, short-handed goal with 3:46 left in the third period a couple minutes after teammate Drew Shore scored.

Detroit's Gustav Nyquist and Daniel Alfredsson scored 1:19 apart midway through the second and Riley Sheahan had a goal late in the second period to give the Red Wings a 3-1 lead.

Jonas Gustavsson, filling in for the injured Jimmy Howard, had 33 saves in his third straight start for the Red Wings.

Thomas stopped 26 shots.

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