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SUNRISE Andrei Vasilevskiy Jersey , Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau was at the perfect place at just the right time against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.Huberdeau dashed out of the penalty box and scored on a breakaway to help lift the Panthers to a 6-1 win over the Kings, as Florida closed out a seven-game homestand.With the game tied at 1-all in the second period, Huberdeau stepped out of the penalty box and collected an errant slap shot by Anze Kopitar that wrapped around the boards and skidded beyond defenseman Drew Doughty. Huberdeau then skated in on goalie Jonathan Quick and scored his 17th goal of the season at 13:33, giving the Panthers a lead they never relinquished.“That was the difference, I thought, in the game,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “All of a sudden he gets out of the box and he gets a goal and it’s 2-1 and you see the bench automatically stand up a little bit.”The Kings’ captain said he has to make a better play in that situation.“The second goal, I’ll take full responsibility for that,” Kopitar said. “You’ve got to hit the net there, and the puck goes around the wall right to the guy, he’s got a breakaway and he scores. That’s really a momentum-changer.”With Florida set to begin a 5-on-3 power play, Boughner called a timeout because his players were “huffing and puffing http://www.officiallightningprostore.com/authentic-adidas-anton-stralman-jersey ,” and Aleksander Barkov and Keith Yandle responded with goals.Barkov netted his 25th goal at 18:16 for a 3-1 lead. Yandle then pushed it to 4-1 when he scored the second power-play goal, his ninth, at 19:22, through plenty of traffic in front of Quick.“We had a power play and a chance to get in front,” Los Angeles coach Willie Desjardins said. “They got a break coming out of the box to make it 2-1. We were still there, and then they got the 5-on-3 and they got two off that.”Vincent Trocheck, Jamie McGinn and Ian McCoshen also scored, and Barkov, Huberdeau and Yandle added assists for the Panthers, who have won four of five and are 10-5-0 in their last 15.Florida’s Roberto Luongo stopped 18 shots and tied Ed Belfour for third place in career wins among goaltenders with 484.“Listen, it’s nice obviously to get those recognitions, but at the end of the day I just want to get wins for our club and obviously make a push here and try to sneak in back in the playoffs Womens Brayden Point Jersey ,” Luongo said.Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, who dropped their seventh straight. Quick stopped 17 of 23 shots before being lifted in the third period. Jack Campbell made two saves in relief.Trocheck skated into the left circle in the second period, took a pass from Evgenii Dadonov and scored his sixth goal, and first since Jan. 21 at 11:56 of the first.Brown tied it at 1 when he stole a pass just outside the blue line, raced in on Luongo and scored his 13th goal at 13:59.Brown, who ended a run of 12 games without a goal, nearly scored his second to give Los Angeles its first lead on a short-handed breakaway in the period’s last minute, but Luongo denied him.McGinn and McCoshen scored their first goals of the season in the third period — McGinn at 6:14, McCoshen 28 seconds later — for the final margin.NOTES: Brown’s goal was his first since Jan. 17. . Doughty skated in his franchise-record 389th consecutive game. . Florida concluded its seven-game homestand with a 4-3-0 mark. . The Panthers scratched C Derick Brassard ahead of Monday’s trade deadline. The club acquired the unrestricted free agent Brassard and C Riley Sheahan (also a UFA) plus three 2019 picks from Pittsburgh on Feb. 1. . Barkov’s fourth consecutive multi-point game is the longest such streak of his career. . McGinn skated in his 600th NHL game.UP NEXTKings: At Tampa Bay on Monday.Panthers: At Colorado on Monday. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jason Zucker kept putting the puck in the net for the Minnesota Wild. And, Devan Dubnyk refused to let any get by him.Zucker scored all three of Minnesota’s goals for his first career hat trick, Dubnyk made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Wild beat Tampa Bay 3-0 on Thursday night to deny the Lightning a chance to become the first NHL team to clinch a playoff spot.The Wild improved to 6-0-2 in their last eight games and maintained a hold on the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference playoff race Braydon Coburn Jersey , four points ahead of Colorado with 14 games remaining for both teams.“We had some tremendous energy today and we pressured them all night long,” Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said. “When you pressure any team, it’s tough to make plays. We were forechecking, we stripped pucks and I thought it was (Dubnyk’s) best game of the year.”Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 27 saves, but saw his 10-game winning streak snapped one game short of tying the franchise record set by Louis Domingue earlier this season.A victory by the Lightning would have clinched a playoff spot after Columbus lost to Pittsburgh earlier Thursday night.Tampa Bay lost for the second time in four games after a 12-0-2 stretch in the previous 14, and were shut out for the second time this season — first in regulation.“We played a stubborn game tonight and stubborn in the sense that we didn’t manage the puck at all,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “When you have to play that grind-it-out game, we refused to play it tonight.”Zucker put the Wild in front in the first period off a rush play, getting a deflection on Donato’s shot at 10:50.Minnesota protected the lead with a strong defensive effort the rest of the way. And the rare times the Lightning produced a chance, Dubnyk was there to keep the highest-scoring team in the league off the board.Dubnyk’s best save at 6:44 of the second period when Anthony Cirelli raced in on a breakaway chance. But Dubnyk came out with an aggressive poke check attempt and stopped the puck with his helmet to keep the Wild in the lead.“I almost changed my mine at the end because he cut to the middle, but I already committed to it,” Dubnyk said. “It’s about timing J.T. Miller Jersey , it’s a left-handed shot coming down that side. It helps having a 10-foot wingspan when I spread out, so if I time it properly and I’m willing to take a shin pad to the forehead it usually works.”Zucker doubled Minnesota’s lead in the third period during a scramble in front, knocking the puck out of the air and into the vacated part of the net. The play was originally ruled no goal for being hit with a high stick. But the officials discussed the play and ruled it a legal goal before going to video review, where the goal was upheld.Zucker completed the hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:46 left.“I’m just trying to work hard, that’s all it is,” said Zucker, who reached the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive season and fourth in the past five. “My linemates are playing great and we’re just trying to be a cohesive unit.”NOTES: The Wild outshot Tampa Bay 14-5 in the third period. … Minnesota C Victor Rask participated in the morning skate, his first practice with the team since suffering an undisclosed lower-body injury on Feb. 12. … Former Lightning RW J.T. Brown returned to Tampa for the first time since he was put on waivers last season. Brown appeared in 286 games during parts of six seasons from 2011-18. … Tampa Bay trailed after the first period for just the 19 time this season in 68 games. .. Wild C Luke Kunin left in the second period and did not return after struggling to get to his skates following a hit from Cedric Paquette. Boudreau said after the game Kunin suffered an upper-body injury. . Wild C Eric Staal extended his scoring streak to eight games.UP NEXTLightning: Host Detroit on Saturday.Wild: At Florida on Friday.