After trailing 3-0 early in the third period, they were finally able to beat former Canuck Roberto Luongo. They did so twice, but could not get the tying goal despite pulling the goalie with two minutes remaining.
After Luongo turned aside several shots in those final minutes, the Panthers sealed the victory with an empty-net goal by Vincent Trocheck.
Vancouver continues to alternate wins and losses, which is great for avoiding extended losing streaks. Not so good, though, if you are trying to climb into a playoff spot.
Stecher finished with a team-high eight shots, including one on the power play which turned into Daniel Sedin‘s ninth goal. He also was solid in his own end, blocking a pass from Jagr to deny a tap-in goal.