Sports Haley breaks tie in 3rd period to lift Panthers over Jets

09:37  08 december  2017
09:37  08 december  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Micheal Haley scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period to lead the Florida Panthers over the Winnipeg Jets 6-4 on Thursday night. Vincent Trocheck had two goals, and Denis Malgin, Mark Pysyk and Aaron Ekblad also scored for the Panthers

18th at Tampa Bay, the Lightning tied the game with 5 seconds left and won 4-3 in overtime. "I'm satisfied with the effort and with the play," Panthers president of hockey operations Dale Tallon said in an impromptu state-of-the-team address after the first period .

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SUNRISE, Fla. — Micheal Haley scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period to lead the Florida Panthers over the Winnipeg Jets 6-4 on Thursday night.

Vincent Trocheck had two goals, and Denis Malgin, Mark Pysyk and Aaron Ekblad also scored for the Panthers, who snapped a three-game skid. James Reimer made 35 saves.

Patrik Laine had a goal and two assists for the Jets. Blake Wheeler, Adam Lowry and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored. Eric Comrie stopped 30 shots in his second career start.

The Panthers took a 5-4 lead when Haley redirected a shot by Derek MacKenzie 9:58 into the third. Trocheck added an empty-netter with 10.1 seconds left.

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18th at Tampa Bay, the Lightning tied the game with 5 seconds left and won 4-3 in overtime. "I'm satisfied with the effort and with the play," Panthers president of hockey operations Dale Tallon said in an impromptu state-of-the-team address after the first period .

Sean Bergenheim scored with 4:31 left to break a third- period tie , and the Florida Panthers snapped a five-game losing streak in a 3-2 win over the Stars on Sunday. Bergenheim put the Panthers ahead for good when he redirected Colby Robak's drive from the left circle.

Trocheck gave the Panthers a 4-3 lead 48 seconds into the third when he poked in a rebound during a power play. The Jets tied it again 1:03 later on Laine’s goal.

The Panthers tied it at 3 when Malgin took a pass from Colton Sceviour from behind the net in front and poked it past Comrie with 4:13 left in the second.

The Jets took a 3-2 on a power-play goal by Wheeler. The Panthers had successfully killed off a 5-on-3, but six seconds later Wheeler took a nice pass from Laine and fired a shot from the right circle at 3:50 of the second.

Pysyk and Ekblad put Florida up 2-0 with goals 29 seconds apart in the first period, but Ehlers and Lowry tied it before the first intermission.

NOTES: Panthers C Aleksander Barkov left in the second period with an upper-body injury and didn’t return. … Ekblad got his 42nd career goal, tying him with Gord Murphy for third in Panthers history in goals by a defenceman. … Laine has four goals and seven points in four games. … Wheeler has a four-game point streak.

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