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Vanek, Nielsen score in shootout in 4-3 Detroit win

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SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 23: Jonathan Ericsson #52 of the Detroit Red Wings scores a goal on Roberto Luongo #1 of the Florida Panthers during a game at BB&T Center on December 23, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Friday night.

Anthony Mantha, Drew Miller and Nielsen scored for Detroit (15-15-4) in regulation. Jared Coreau made 31 saves for his first career win in his second start.

Florida lost for the fourth time in six games. Reilly Smith, Jason Demers and Derek MacKenzie scored for the Panthers (15-14-6), and Roberto Luongo made 36 saves.

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