The Florida Panthers, setting a second-half record, beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Monday night in Sun Rise, Florida.
Trailing 1-0, Florida changed the momentum of the game with its formidable second half, scoring two goals and defeating Dallas 29-4. This set the record for most shots on target for any period in the franchise’s history. It was also a record in the Dallas defense.
Panthers scored goals from defending defenders Aaron Eckblad and Keith Yandel and a blank net by Alexander Barkov. Florida’s Chris Dredger saved 24 balls. Anton Khudoben achieved the highest level of his career with 49 saves for the stars, who scored a goal by Blake Como.
With a win, the Panthers improved 5-0 this season after losing. Overall, the Panthers have won six of their last eight matches. The stars, who have not won a match since February 2, lost their sixth game in a row (0-3-3).
3 Kings, 0 Blues
Jonathan Quick earned fifty-fourth place in his career – and the second in three matches – when he defeated Los Angeles St. Louis. Kwik saved 31 times for the Kings to claim their fifth consecutive victory.
Dustin Brown has scored twice for Kings, giving him seven goals in his past eight matches. Also scored by Gabriel Villardi.
Jordan Bennington saved the Blues 28. St. Louis defender Carl Gunnarsson sustained a right leg injury during his second period.
Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 0
Marc-Andre Fleury saved 34 saves for the third time this season, Alex Tosh scored twice and Vegas beat Colorado in Denver.
Jonathan Marchesault scored as well, and William Carlson added assists to Vegas, dividing a four-game group with Colorado. Fleury was in the net for all four, and he wins both. His 64th career has linked him with Henrik Lundqvist at 16th place ever.
Philip Groppower stopped 25 shots of the avalanche. Colorado had won the last two matches between the two teams, including a 3-2 win over Lake Tahoe on Saturday night.
Flames 3, Maple Leaves 0
Matthew Tkachuk and Shawn Monahan each had a goal and an assist, and David Ritesh had the fourth elimination in his career and won Calgary in Toronto.
Ritesh, who played in his sixth game of the season, stopped 34 shots to claim his first campaign win and end the Flames’ three-game losing streak. Sam Bennett also scored for Calgary, and Rasmus Anderson added assists.
Toronto’s three-game winning streak was interrupted. Maple Leaves midfield Aston Matthews who played 16 games also finished with at least one point.
Lightning 4 and Hurricanes 2
Ondrej Palat scored the equalizer nearly halfway through the third half as Tampa Bay broke a two-game losing streak by defeating Carolina in Raleigh, NC
A goal and assist were Stephen Stamkus and Victor Headman and Alex Kilorn was the Lightning goal. Andrei Vasilievsky scored 34 saves, to go 10-3-1. Rookie Alex Barry Bollet made his National Hockey League debut stationed in the fourth streak, skating on the second unit to play energy and scored 12:11 of ice time.
Carolina’s Jesper Fast scored goals with equal strength and intensity of play, James Reimer stopping 28 of 31 shots.
Islanders 3, Saber 2
Jean-Gabriel Bajo scored the equalizer with 4:52 left as New York beat Buffalo in Uniondale, New York
Bajo brought back the rebound from Oliver Wahlstrom’s shot to end the power game created when Sabers’ Riley Sheehan was whistled for stumbling around 6:35 left.
And Anders Lee and Matt Martin also scored a goal for Islanders, who cut a two-game losing streak. New York goalkeeper Simeon Varlamov saved 34 times.
Wolf 4, Duck 3
Christian Dvorak scored in a powerful game and in a penalty kick to help Arizona beat Anaheim in Glendale, Arizona, and this is only the fourth time in the team’s history that the Coyotes team has recovered from a deficit of at least three goals to win the organization.
Jacob Chichron got a goal and assist, Clayton Keeler scored assists, and Darcy Comper made 25 saves for Arizona, who trailed 3-0 at the start of the second half.
Anaheim’s Cam Fowler had a goal and assist. Jacob Silverberg and Max Jones scored, Max Comtua provided assists and John Gibson 21 saves the Duck, who lost four successive goals in the season.
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