TAMPA, Fla. – John Grahame had 28 saves and Fredrik Modin ended Florida goalie Roberto Luongo’s season-opening shutout streak in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2-1 victory over the Panthers.

Luongo allowed his first goal of the season on Modin’s breakaway 55 seconds into the second period that gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead. Modin had just completed serving a minor penalty when he picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and skated in on Luongo alone.

Luongo, who hadn’t allowed a goal in 148 minutes, 21 seconds dating back to the 2003-04 season, posted 2-0 shutouts over Atlanta and the Lightning in his two previous games this year.

Grahame made a pair of strong saves on low slot shots by Gary Roberts in the second. He also stopped Chris Gratton during a two-on-one early in the third.

Martin St. Louis put the Lightning ahead 2-0 during a five-on-three power play with 8:09 left in the third.

Florida got a power-play goal from Joe Nieuwendyk with 51.8 seconds to play.

Tampa Bay dominated the first – outshooting Florida 12-4 – but Luongo kept it scoreless. He made several big saves, including an in-close chance by Tim Taylor. The Lightning were on the power play for 8 minutes, 8 seconds during the first, but finished the period 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Notes: Tampa Bay captain Dave Andreychuk became the seventh player to play in 1,600 NHL games. He joins Gordie Howe, Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Scott Stevens, Larry Murphy and Ray Bourque. … Florida D Eric Cairns missed his third consecutive game with an ankle injury. … Luongo stopped all 73 shots he faced this season before Modin’s goal.

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