Huberdeau and Panthers stop Lightning’s winning streak, 5-2


AP

SUNRISE, Florida — Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, sending the Florida Panthers to a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay that ended the Lightning’s seven-game winning streak in the NHL on Saturday.

The Panthers won their second straight after a four-game slide and increased their lead in the Atlantic Division to five points.

Brian Campbell, Vincent Trocheck, Reilly Smith and Nick Bjugstad also scored for Florida. Roberto Luongo stopped 38 shots.

Victor Hedman and J.T. Brown scored for the Lightning. Ben Bishop, who allowed four goals in his previous four starts, gave up four on 30 shots.

The Panthers scored four times in the second, when they outshot the Lightning 19-5 and matched their season high for goals in a period.

Evgeni Malkin scored a hat trick to help the Pittsburgh Penguins rally past the Vancouver Canucks for a 5-4 victory.

It was the 10th hat trick of his career and first since Feb. 25, 2012. Malkin, who leads the team with 23 goals and 47 points, has 19 points in his last 15 games.

Sidney Crosby had a point in a season-best sixth straight game when he scored an empty net goal. It was his 16th of the season and proved to be the game winner.

Jordan Martinook scored 22 seconds into the third period to break a deadlock, Shane Doan had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes overcame a bizarre goal by Los Angeles to beat the Kings 3-2.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored and Louis Domingue stopped 21 shots as the Coyotes ended a four-game skid and handed the Pacific Division leaders their second consecutive loss.

Ryan Spooner and Torey Krug scored in the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Brad Marchand had a goal in his fourth straight game for Boston, which has won four of five overall. David Pastrnak also scored for the Bruins.

Kerby Rychel and Dalton Prout scored for the Blue Jackets.

Lee Stempniak scored twice and Corey Schneider made 22 saves, leading the New Jersey Devils past the Winnipeg Jets 3-1.

Stempniak recorded his 13th goal of the season in the first period to opening the scoring and then added another on a redirected shot in the third. Jacob Josefson added the other goal for the Devils.

The Jets’ lone goal was scored late on the power play by Dustin Byfuglien, his 12th of the season.

Corey Perry and Ryan Kesler each scored twice to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

Darren Helm, Tomas Jurco and Danny DeKeyser scored for the Red Wings, who have not won at home in their last five games.

Carl Soderberg and Gabriel Landeskog each scored a short-handed goal, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 for their fourth consecutive victory.

Semyon Varlamov made 42 saves for the Avalanche.

Mattias Ekholm scored twice in the Nashville Predators 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.