Edmonton had a power play late in the third period and with Mathieu Garon pulled for the extra attacker, Jarret Stoll took a shot from the point that beat Vokoun to the glove side with 1:23 left in the third period.
31 seconds later, Stoll struck again to tie the game at 3-3. Ales Hemsky shot the puck around the boards but Vokoun missed it behind the Panthers net.
The puck went to Stoll in the corner of the zone and he centred the puck off the pad of Vokoun and into the net.
"Our power play was moving it well all game, we just couldn't capitalize on it," said Stoll. "We finally got one with a minute left and in the tying goal I threw it at the net and got a lucky break."
Shawn Horcoff scored in the shootout for Edmonton while Mathieu Garon continued his shootout goaltending perfection, turning away all three Panthers shooters.
The Oilers had an early power play opportunity in the game after Olli Jokinen slashed Ethan Moreau's stick in half exactly one minute into the game but 18 seconds into that power play, it was the Panthers who struck for the game's first goal.
Gregory Campbell took advantage of a Tom Gilbert miscue at the Panthers blueline and broke in alone on Garon. He fired a shot past the Oilers netminder to give his team a 1-0 lead.
Garon came up with a couple of big saves about three minutes later. Radek Dvorak passed the puck to Jay Bouwmeester who pinched in to the top of the crease but Garon got across to make the save.
Following the next faceoff, Garon gloved a shot from Bryan Allen.
Late in the period, Richard Zednik and Olli Jokinen skated in on a two-on-one. Zednik fed the puck over to Jokinen who got the shot away but Garon came across to make the save.
Shots after one period were even at 12 apiece.
Edmonton had another crack at the power play five minutes into the second period. On this power play, the Oilers were able to get three shots on goal.
Shortly after the penalty expired, the Oilers looked to have tied the game up but after Joni Pitkanen fired the puck past Vokoun, it was ruled that he was interfered with by Dustin Penner. Penner received two minutes for goaltender interference.
A series of questionable penalties to Ethan Moreau, Nathan Horton and Andrew Cogliano resulted in the two teams playing four-on-three hockey briefly in the latter half of the middle frame.
After Moreau stepped out of the box, the two teams were playing four aside. He picked up the puck and wristed it from the high slot. The shot went through the legs of Panthers defenceman Bryan Allen, screening Vokoun enough to beat the Florida netminder through the five hole.
Shots remained even after two periods, 23-23.
1:20 into the third period, Florida scored to regain the lead at 2-1. Olli Jokinen's shot from the left circle bounced off Pitkanen and then went off the skate of Brett McLean in front of the net, beating Garon just inside the left post.
Jokinen struck again several minutes later. Magnus Johansson sent Jokinen in on a two-on-one with McLean. McLean fed the puck over to Jokinen who redirected the puck in.
Fernando Pisani almost made it 3-2 with about seven minutes to go. He crashed the net, causing the puck to jam loose from Vokoun's grasp and slip across the goal line. Shortly after the puck crossed the line, it hit the skate of Johansson and bounced in the other direction.
However, after video review it was ruled no goal.
NOTES: Sheldon Souray left the game in the second period with a shoulder injury and did not return... Mathieu Garon is now 24-for-26 in shootouts this season.