NHL recap: Panthers drive a 29-shot period to win


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The Florida Panthers defeated the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Monday night in Sunrise, Florida, with a record-breaking second period.

With a 1-0 deficit, Florida changed the dynamics of the game with its gigantic second period, scoring two goals and beating Dallas 29-4. This set a record for the most shots on goal in any period in franchise history. It was also a defensive record for Dallas.

The Panthers scored goals from defenders Aaron Ekblad and Keith Yandle, and from Aleksander Barkov. Florida’s Chris Driedger made 24 parades. Anton Khudobin reached a career high with 49 saves for the stars who scored a goal from Blake Comeau.

With the win, the Panthers improved to 5-0 after a defeat this season. Overall, the Panthers have won six of their last eight games. The stars who haven’t won a game since February 2nd have lost their sixth consecutive competition (0-3-3).

Kings 3, Blues 0

Jonathan Quick earned his 54th career shutout – and his second in three games – when he defeated St. Louis in Los Angeles. Quickly made 31 saves as the Kings won their fifth game in a row.

Dustin Brown has scored two goals for the Kings and has scored seven goals in their last eight games. Gabriel Vilardi also scored.

Jordan Binnington made 28 parades for the blues. St. Louis defender Carl Gunnarsson sustained a right leg injury in the second period.

Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 0

Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves for his third shutout of the season, Alex Tuch scored two goals and Vegas defeated Colorado in Denver.

Jonathan Marchessault also scored and William Karlsson added two assists for Vegas, splitting the four-game set with Colorado. Fleury was in the net for all four, and his two wins were both failures. His 64 career failures tie him to Henrik Lundqvist for the 16th time ever.

Philipp Grubauer stopped 25 shots for the avalanche. Colorado had won the last two games between the teams, including a 3-2 win on Saturday night in Lake Tahoe.

Flames 3, Maple Leafs 0

Matthew Tkachuk and Sean Monahan each had one goal and one assist, David Rittich earned his fourth career shutout and Calgary won in Toronto.

Rittich, who played in his sixth game of the season, stopped 34 shots to score his first win in the campaign and end the Flames’ loss in three games. Sam Bennett scored for Calgary and Rasmus Andersson added two assists.

Toronto had stopped a three-game winning streak. Maple Leafs center Auston Matthew’s 16-game series also ended with at least one point.

Lightning 4, Hurricanes 2

Ondrej Palat scored the winning goal almost in the middle of the third half when Tampa Bay suffered a two-game loss to Carolina in Raleigh, NC

Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman each scored one goal and one assist, and Alex Killorn had a nice guy for lightning. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 34 saves to make it 10-3-1. Rookie Alex Barre-Boulet made his NHL debut on the fourth line, running on the second power play unit and logging 12:11 Ice Age.

Carolinas Jesper Fast scored goals in uniform strength and power play, and James Reimer stopped 28 of 31 shots.

Islanders 3, sabers 2

Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored the groundbreaking power play goal 4:52 when New York beat Buffalo in Uniondale, NY

Pageau brought home the ricochet of a shot by Oliver Wahlstrom to end a power play created when Sabers whistled 6:35 left to trip Riley Seahan.

Anders Lee and Matt Martin also scored a goal for the Islanders, who suffered a two-game loss. New York goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves.

Coyotes 4, ducks 3

Christian Dvorak scored a power play and penalty to help Arizona rally at Anaheim in Glendale, Arizona. It was the fourth time in team history that the Coyotes bounced back from a deficit of at least three goals to win in regulation.

Jakob Chychrun had one goal and one assist, Clayton Keller had two assists and Darcy Kuemper made 25 saves for Arizona, which ended 3-0 at the start of the second half.

Anaheim’s Cam Fowler had a goal and an assist. Jakob Silfverberg and Max Jones scored one goal, Max Comtois had two assists and John Gibson scored 21 saves for the Ducks, who have lost a season high of four consecutive games.

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