Reinhart, Panthers rally for wild 4-3 win against Bruins

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored 17 seconds into overtime to cap a late scoring flurry and give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 victory over the NHL-leading Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

After David Pastrnak put the Bruins in front with 48.6 seconds left in regulation, Florida captain Aleksander Barkov tied it with 2.4 seconds remaining.

The Panthers, the NHL Presidents’ Trophy winners last season, won for the first time this season when trailing going into the third period of a game. Florida had been 0-17-1 in such situations while the Bruins were 26-0-1 when leading after the first 40 minutes.

Craig Smith and Charlie Coyle also scored for Boston and Jeremy Swayman made 33 saves.

The Panthers got goals from Brandon Montour and Sam Bennett. Alex Lyon, Florida’s usual starter for its AHL team in Charlotte, stopped 37 shots.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point had a goal and an assist, and Tampa Bay earned a franchise-record 12th consecutive home win.

Victor Hedman, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Corey Perry and Ross Colton also scored for Tampa Bay, which has won three in a row overall. Nick Perbix had three assists, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 26 saves.

The Lightning surpassed the franchise mark of 11 straight home wins set in 2019-20.

Los Angeles had won three in a row. Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Phillip Danault scored for the Kings, and Jonathan Quick made 20 saves.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Logan Couture had two goals and three assists, and San Jose stopped a four-game skid.

Alexander Barabanov had a goal and two assists for the Sharks, who are 4-5-4 in their last 13 games. Erik Karlsson added a goal and an assist, and Michael Eyssimont and Noah Gregor also scored. Kaapo Kahkonen made 37 saves.

Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist to pass Stan Mikita for sole possession of 15th place on the NHL’s career points list with 1,469. Crosby also tied Mikita for 32nd place with his 541st goal.

Evgeni Malkin had two goals and an assist for Pittsburgh. Casey DeSmith stopped 26 shots.


DENVER (AP) — Alex Newhook scored on his birthday for the second straight season, and Colorado won for the seventh time in eight games.

Evan Rodrigues, J.T. Compher and Matt Nieto also scored for the Avalanche, and Logan O’Connor had two assists. Alexandar Georgiev stopped 26 shots.

Colorado had won six in a row before Thursday night’s 5-3 loss to lowly Anaheim. But the reigning Stanley Cup champions bounced back nicely in their final game before their bye week and the NHL All-Star break.

Ivan Barbashev and Brayden Schenn scored for St. Louis in its fourth consecutive loss. Jordan Binnington made 27 saves.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Philadelphia's Carter Hart made 40 saves for his first shutout of the season.

Noah Cates had a goal and an assist for the Flyers. Kieffer Bellows, Owen Tippett and Tony DeAngelo also scored, and Rasmus Ristolainen added two assists. Philadelphia (21-21-9) is 7-1-1 in its last nine road games.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 shots for Winnipeg before being relieved by David Rittich. The Jets have lost three straight to drop to 31-19-1.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist, leading Ottawa to its third straight victory.

Alex DeBrincat, Mathieu Joseph and Derick Brassard also scored for Ottawa. Anton Forsberg made 28 saves.

Sam Montembeault stopped 31 shots for the Canadiens.


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