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Jonathan Huberdeau scores in shootout, Panthers win 3-2 to hand Canucks 5th straight defeat

  • Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas (34) makes a save during first period NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver,  British Columbia, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas (34) makes a save during first period NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau (11) and Florida Panthers left wing Tomas Fleischmann (14) try to get the puck past Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) during first period NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau (11) and Florida Panthers left wing Tomas Fleischmann (14) try to get the puck past Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) during first period NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) and Vancouver Canucks left wing Alex Burrows (14) fight for control of the puck as Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (7) looks on during first period NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) and Vancouver Canucks left wing Alex Burrows (14) fight for control of the puck as Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (7) looks on during first period NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

Jonathan Huberdeau scored the only goal in a shootout to lift the Florida Panthers over the slumping Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Shawn Matthias and Brad Boyes had the goals for Florida (6-12-4), which got 27 saves from Tim Thomas.

Jannek Hansen and Chris Higgins scored in regulation for Vancouver (11-8-4). Roberto Luongo finished with 34 saves through regulation and overtime as the Canucks lost their fifth straight.

Vancouver has six goals during the five-game slide.

The Canucks killed off a 2-minute penalty in overtime, with Luongo making a huge pad stop on Huberdeau. Vancouver then took control in the final minute of the extra period, but couldn't find a way to beat Thomas.