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Bergfors scores game winner for Thrashers
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SUNRISE, Fla. — Niclas Bergfors scored the game winner and Fredrik Modin had two goals to lift the Atlanta Thrashers over the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Dustin Byfuglien also scored for the Thrashers and Chris Mason made 52 saves, including 22 in the second period. The 55 shots by Florida tied a franchise record set on Dec. 18, 2005, in a 3-2 win at Washington.

Bryan Allen, Jason Garrison and Steven Reinprecht scored and Tomas Vokoun stopped 19 shots for the Panthers.
Allen's gave Florida a 3-2 lead at 4:31 of the third period. Michael Frolik sent a pass to Allen along the blue line for a shot from the point that got past Mason.

The lead didn't last long.

The Thrashers tied it at 3 when Byfuglien took the puck off the faceoff and fired a shot from the right point past Vokoun at 9:59. Atlanta took the lead 71 seconds later when Bergfors' slap shot from the left faceoff dot beat Vokoun.

The Panthers tied it 2-all when Reinprecht scored at 17:53 of the second. Bryan McCabe's shot from the point was blocked by Mason, but Reinprecht grabbed the rebound and shoveled it into the net.

Atlanta had taken a 2-1 lead at 9:51 of the second on Modin's second goal. His shot was blocked by Vokoun, but when the goalie squeezed his pads together, the puck squirted slowly across the goal line.

The Thrashers tied it at 1 with 6 seconds left in the first after the Panthers turned over the puck in the neutral zone. Byfuglien gloved the loose puck, brought it forward and passed it from below the right circle to Modin inside the left circle. Modin poked in the puck on Vokoun's glove side.

Florida took a 1-0 lead on Garrison's goal at 9:38 of the first.

Notes: Bergfors extended his career-high point streak to five games. ... Atlanta RW Bryan Little missed his second straight game because of a concussion. ... Florida C Stephen Weiss returned after missing Saturday's game at Montreal because of a twisted ankle.

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