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Razor-sharp Luongo and Smith lead Panthers to 3-1 win over Islanders to even series

Razor-sharp Luongo and Smith lead Panthers to 3-1 win over Islanders to even series

Somewhere the vacationing Boston Bruins must be wondering how in the world did their front-office folks let Reilly Smith get away to the Florida Panthers last summer for Jimmy Hayes.

Sure, the Bruins received salary-cap relief by throwing in a concussed Marc Savard's $4 million, but they never could've anticipated the player Smith has become.

A night after notching two goals and an assist in the Panthers' Game 1 loss to the New York Islanders, Smith took over Game 2 with another goal and an assist to lift Florida to a 3-1 victory in a chippy affair at a rocking BB&T Center.

That's all the support 37-year-old goalie Roberto Luongo would need as he silenced the Twitter...

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