PANTHERS WIN TEAM-BEST 10TH STRAIGHT GAME
buffalo, n.y.» Jaromir Jagr scored his team-leading 14th goal, and the Panthers extended their franchise-record winning streak to 10 games with a 5-1 win over the Sabres on Tuesday night.
Drew MacKenzie, Jonathan Huberdeau, Brandon Pirri and Corban Knight also scored for Atlantic Division-leading Florida in the opener of a season-high six-game road trip. Roberto Luongo made 31 saves to improve his career record against Buffalo to 18-7.
Ryan O’Reilly scored for the Sabres, who have lost five straight games in regulation and fell to 0-4-1 in their last five home games.
Zach Parise scored his fourth career hat trick and second this season to lead the Wild over the last-place Blue Jackets 4-2. Parise’s empty-net goal with 57 seconds left gave Minnesota a 3-1 lead. Nick Foligno cut the deficit to one 41 seconds later, a goal that was challenged by the Wild but upheld. … Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist and the Capitals stopped their only losing streak of the season at two games with a 3-2 win over the Bruins. Andre Burakovsky and Marcus Johansson also scored for the Capitals, who beat the Bruins for the fourth straight time. Braden Holtby faced only 14 shots through the first two periods and finished with 29 saves for Washington. … Artemi Panarin beat Marc-Andre Fleury 3:47 into overtime to lift the Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Penguins. Panarin finished with two goals, including the winner off a feed from Patrick Kane as Chicago fended off resilient Pittsburgh, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period behind goals from Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang. … Derek Stepan scored two goals and Ricky Nash had three assists to lead the Rangers to a 6-2 win over the NHL-best Stars in New York. Jayson Megna had a goal and an assist, Kevin Klein had two assists and Keith Yandle, Derick Brassard and Viktor Stalberg added goals for the Rangers, who improved to 22-14-4. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22-of-24 shots. … Brayden Schenn had a goal and two assists to help the Flyers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Canadiens. … Drew Stafford scored a pair of powerplay goals to lead the Jets to a 4-1 win over the Predators. … Karri Ramo made 31 saves to help the Flames beat the Lightning 3-1. Matt Stajan, David Jones and Lance Bouma scored for Calgary.