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4:45 AM, Feb 5, 2014   |    comments
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Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tim Thomas made 20 saves to lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.

Tim Gilbert, Jesse Winchester, Shawn Matthias and Marcel Goc also scored for the Panthers, who snapped a three-game skid.

David Clarkson provided the lone goal for the Maple Leafs, who had a three- game winning streak snapped.

Jonathan Bernier allowed three goals on 47 shots in the setback.

After a scoreless opening period, Gilbert got the Panthers on the board with his power-play marker just 1:14 into the middle session. Gilbert took a feed from Campbell at the point and blasted it past Bernier for his third goal of the season.

Campbell made it 2-0 after wristing one into the back of the net at 5:21 of third period. Scott Gomez dropped the disc back to Campbell, who skated in and sent it by Bernier for a two-goal spread.

Just over four minutes later, Clarkson got the Leafs on the board with his snap shot from point blank range.

Matthias made it 3-1 with his sixth goal of the season off a turnover in the Toronto zone and Goc added an empty-netter for the final margin.

Game Notes

Campbell has five goals and 25 points this season ... Fans were able to trade $10 in losing lottery tickets in exchange for a ticket to Tuesday's contest. The Panthers will continue the promotion on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout March ... Florida hosts Detroit on Thursday ... The Leafs visit Tampa Bay on Thursday.

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