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Panthers 4, Maple Leafs 4

December 5, 2000

TORONTO (AP) _ Dmitri Yushkevich scored a game-tying goal with 49 seconds left in regulation as the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied to tie the Florida Panthers 4-4 Monday night.

After Sergie Berezin fired a shot off Florida goalie Trevor Kidd, Yushkevich one-timed the rebound past Kidd.

Toronto almost had a power-play opportunity in overtime after Robert Svehla received a tripping penalty, but Florida coach Terry Murray asked the referees to check Yanic Perreault’s stick. Perreault’s blade proved to be too curved. He received a penalty for playing with an illegal stick, and the Leafs lost their man advantage.

Kidd made 31 saves, including six stops in overtime.

Toronto’s Tie Domi scored his ninth goal of the season. Domi has seven goals in his last seven games. Perreault and Darcy Tucker also scored for the Maple Leafs.

Igor Larionov, Viktor Kozlov, Pavel Bure and Svehla scored for Florida.

The Panthers, who entered the game 1-for-54 on the power play, scored twice with the man advantage.

Larionov scored a tiebreaking, power-play goal midway through the third. After Kozlov blasted a shot from the point, Larionov collected the rebound and tapped it past Toronto goalie Curtis Joseph at 7:33.

Kozlov flipped a shot past Joseph and scored power-play goal at 5:29 of the first period.

Domi deflected Igor Korolev’s shot from the point at 12:39 of the first.

Perreault gave Toronto a 2-1 lead at 4:28 of the second.

Bure tied with wrist shot at 6:49, and Svehla made it 3-2 with his first goal of the season at 11:43 of the second.

Tucker tied it with shot from the point at 4:58 of the third.

Notes: The Panthers ended a three-game losing skid. ... Florida went 2-for-4 on the power play. ... Toronto’s Shayne Corson and Florida’s Todd Simpson fought for at least a minute in the first period. Simpson left the game with blurred vision and didn’t return. ... The Panthers had lost their previous five games in Toronto.

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