Antelope Valley Press

NHL results | Wednesday


Panthers 5, Penguins 2

PITTSBURGH — Anton Lundell scored twice, Matthew Tkachuk added a goal and two assists and the surging Florida Panthers cruised past the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Aaron Ekblad and Johan Gadjovich also scored and Evan Rodrigues added two assists to reach 200 career points as the Panthers extended their franchiser­ecord road winning streak to nine. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 25 shots to win his fifth consecutiv­e start.

Bryan Rust scored his 14th of the season for Pittsburgh. John Ludvig scored the first goal of his career in the third but the game was effectivel­y decided during a 9:26 span in the second in which Florida beat Tristan Jarry four times. Jarry finished with 18 saves but couldn’t stop the Penguins from dropping their third straight.

Florida improved to 16-3-2 since Dec. 23, a stretch in which the Panthers have zoomed up the Atlantic Division standings to draw within striking distance of firstplace Boston.

Jets 1, Sharks 0

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Connor Hellebuyck stops 17 shots for his third shutout of the season as Winnipeg beat San Jose.

Morgan Barron scored as the Jets won their second straight after a season-high five-game skid. Hellebuyck got his 35th career shutout and became the 10th goalie in NHL history to allow three goals or fewer for the 30 consecutiv­e games in the regular season.

Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 39 shots for the Sharks, who were playing for the first time since Jan. 31 and fell to 4-2-2 in their last eight games.

Wild 3, Coyotes 1

TEMPE, Ariz. — Joel Eriksson Ek and Matt Boldy each had a goal and an assist, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots and Minnesota won its fourth straight.

Jonas Brodin also scored for the Wild, who have won seven of nine. Fleury got his 554th career win.

Coyotes forward Logan Cooley broke up Fleury’s bid for his 75th career shutout when he cut the deficit to 2-1 at 5:21 of the third period with a shot from the left circle through the five hole. Arizona has lost seven straight.

Connor Ingram started in goal and had 28 saves through two periods before he was replaced by Karel Vejmelka, who had 12 saves in the third.

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