Barkov’s goal gives Pan­thers 2-1 OT win over Red Wings

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Alek­sander Barkov scored on a break­away 2:04 into overtime, lift­ing Florida to a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thurs­day night and giv­ing in­terim coach Tom Rowe his first vic­tory with the Pan­thers. Florida, play­ing its sec­ond game with Rowe, had lost its last two games. Detroit was 3-0-1 af­ter los­ing four straight and nine of 11. The Red Wings went ahead 1:23 into the game when Hen­rik Zet­ter­berg scored on their first shot, end­ing a six-game drought. But they strug­gled on of­fense the rest of the night. Florida’s Vincent Trocheck had a goal negated late in the open­ing pe­riod when Detroit coach Jeff Blashill chal­lenged that Pan­thers de­fense­man Ja­son De­mers was off­side. De­mers made up for it by scor­ing with 1:45 left in the first, pulling the Pan­thers into a tie on a shot that was redi­rected off Detroit de­fense­man Danny DeKeyser.


Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals and Kevin Shat­tenkirk added two as St. Louis earned its third straight win. The Blues have won six straight at home. Jake Allen made 22 saves while im­prov­ing to 12-33. Tampa Bay lost its sea­son-high fourth con­sec­u­tive game. Tarasenko, who leads the team with 13 goals, recorded his fourth ca­reer hat trick. He scored twice in the game’s open­ing 9:37 to stake his team to a 2-0 lead. Cedric Pa­que­tte scored twice for the Light­ning, who have been outscored 19-9 dur­ing their four-game skid. Nikita Kucherov and Tyler John­son also scored.


Jack Eichel scored two goals in the third pe­riod, and the Sabres earned their sec­ond straight vic­tory. Buf­falo’s win­ning streak co­in­cides with the re­turn of Eichel, who missed the first 21 games with a high an­kle sprain. The 20year-old cen­ter had a goal and an as­sist in Buf­falo’s 5-4 win in Ottawa on Tues­day and has recorded a point in seven straight games dat­ing to last sea­son. Jo­han Lars­son and Brian Gionta also scored for Buf­falo. An­ders Nils­son made 22 saves while sub­bing for start­ing goal­tender Robin Lehner, who is day to day with a hip in­jury. Ryan McDon­agh, Rick Nash and Marc Staal scored for the Rangers, and Hen­rik Lundqvist made 30 saves.


Sid­ney Crosby had a goal and two as­sists, lead­ing the Pen­guins to the win. Crosby scored his league-lead­ing 16th goal in the sec­ond pe­riod and as­sisted on Conor Sheary’s sixth as Pitts­burgh scored three goals in the fi­nal 4 min­utes. Eric Fehr’s third of the sea­son was the 100th of his ca­reer and Pa­tric Horn­qvist’s sev­enth came on the power play. Marc-An­dre Fleury made 33 saves for Pitts­burgh. Fleury, who won for the first time in five starts, has six wins in his last nine home games. Tyler Seguin and Devin Shore scored for Dal­las. Antti Niemi, play­ing in his 400th ca­reer game, stopped 34 shots. The Stars have lost three straight and seven of their last 10.


Mar­ian Hossa scored his team-lead­ing 12th goal through a screen at 1:31 of overtime, lift­ing the Black­hawks to the win. Hossa’s shot through traf­fic from high in the slot beat Cory Sch­nei­der on the glove side, mo­ments af­ter New Jersey’s Mike Cam­mal­leri hit the post on a prime chance against Corey Craw­ford. Travis Zajac had three goals for New Jersey, in­clud­ing the ty­ing score at 8:49 of the third. Sch­nei­der made 29 stops in the Devils’ fourth straight loss. Artem Anisi­mov, Nik­las Hjal­mars­son and Mar­cus Kruger scored in the sec­ond pe­riod for Western Con­fer­ence-lead­ing Chicago, which has won two in a row and three of four over­all. Craw­ford fin­ished with 30 saves.


Boone Jen­ner scored the win­ning goal with 11:03 re­main­ing, Sergei Bo­brovsky stopped 18 shots and the Blue Jack­ets beat the slump­ing Avalanche. Jen­ner knocked in his third goal of the sea­son on a no-look pass from Cam Atkin­son af­ter a turnover deep in Colorado’s end. Bran­don Saad and Nick Foligno staked the Blue Jack­ets to a 2-0 lead with first-pe­riod goals. Blake Comeau scored in the sec­ond pe­riod and Sa­muel Hen­ley fol­lowed with his first NHL goal as the Avalanche ral­lied. Comeau nearly tied the game with 2:09 re­main­ing when he tipped in a shot. But the of­fi­cials re­viewed the play and waved off the goal af­ter rul­ing he knocked it in with a high stick. The Avalanche dropped to 0-3-1 on their cur­rent home­s­tand.


Trevor Lewis scored off a turnover with 4:05 left and Los Angeles held on for the win. Jor­dan Nolan scored his first two goals of the sea­son for the Kings, and Anze Ko­pi­tar added two as­sists to help Los Angeles win for the sixth time in seven games. Jeff Zatkoff made 25 saves. Martin Han­zal scored twice for the Coy­otes in the first pe­riod. Mike Smith had 29 saves, but gave up two goals in the fi­nal seven min­utes. The Coy­otes pulled Smith for an ex­tra at­tacker for the last 1:34, but couldn’t draw even.


Shane Prince, Brock Nel­son and Ja­son Chimera pro­duced three goals in less than 4 1/2 min­utes of the third pe­riod, lead­ing the Is­landers to their first three-game win­ning streak of the sea­son. Is­landers goalie Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves for his first shutout of the sea­son and 40th of his NHL ca­reer. New York en­tered with the fewest points in the Eastern Con­fer­ence, in­clud­ing just one vic­tory in eight road games, and was play­ing the sec­ond half of a back-to-back, while Wash­ing­ton was com­ing off a four-day break. But Alex Ovechkin and the Cap­i­tals went 0 for 6 on the power play, mak­ing that once-vaunted unit 0 for 10 over the team’s past two games, both losses.


Ryan Spooner and David Pas­tr­nak scored in a shootout, lift­ing Bos­ton to the win. Jeff Skin­ner’s bid to ex­tend the shootout fell short when he was stopped by Bru­ins goalie An­ton Khu­dobin. Skin­ner also was turned away by Khu­dobin on a break­away in the clos­ing sec­onds of overtime. Khu­dobin pumped his fists af­ter earn­ing his first win of the sea­son. Torey Krug scored in the third pe­riod for Bos­ton, and Khu­dobin fin­ished with 29 saves. Pas­tr­nak made a pair of dekes and slipped the puck past Cam Ward for the win­ning goal. Ja­cob Slavin scored in the shootout for Carolina, which lost for the fourth time in five games. Ward made 34 saves.


Claude Giroux scored his sec­ond goal of the game 40 sec­onds into overtime, send­ing Philadel­phia to the road win. Michael Del Zotto also scored, and Steve Ma­son made 19 saves. The Fly­ers have won three in a row to im­prove to 12-10-3. Mike Hoff­man and Ryan Dzin­gel scored for Ottawa, and Mike Con­don made 29 saves. The Sen­a­tors dropped to 14-8-2.


Mark Letestu and Leon Drai­saitl each had two goals and an as­sist, pow­er­ing Ed­mon­ton to the vic­tory. The Oil­ers went 3 for 4 on the power play, in­clud­ing Letestu’s goals. Pa­trick Ma­roon and Benoit Pouliot also scored, and Con­nor McDavid had three as­sists. Jets rookie Pa­trik Laine had two power-play goals to lift his over­all sea­son to­tal to 15, a goal be­hind Pitts­burgh’s Sid­ney Crosby for the NHL lead. Bryan Lit­tle also scored for Win­nipeg. Cam Tal­bot made 21 saves for his 12th win of the sea­son. Con­nor Helle­buyck stopped 23 of the 29 shots he faced be­fore Michael Hutchin­son came in to make four saves in just over 12 min­utes of re­lief.

DETROIT: Florida Pan­thers de­fense­man Keith Yan­dle (3) tries to clear the puck from Detroit Red Wings’ Dy­lan Larkin (71) and Gus­tav Nyquist (14) dur­ing the third pe­riod of an NHL hockey game Thurs­day, in Detroit. —AP

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