LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau pulled an imaginary monkey off the back of Evgenii Dadonov just before the Florida Panthers went out on the ice for warmups Sam Reinhart Jersey , hoping to help his teammate get in the right frame of mind to end a season-high goal drought of nine games.It worked.Huberdeau had the go-ahead goal with 1:56 remaining, Dadonov scored twice, and the Florida Panthers beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on Saturday for their fourth straight win.Sam Montembeault made 24 saves to win his fourth consecutive start for the Panthers, who are seven points behind Carolina and Columbus for an Eastern Conference wild card with 11 games remaining. The Hurricanes and Blue Jackets both played later Saturday night.“We’re not dead yet, and we can make things interesting,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “We just got to keep on winning, and tomorrow is another big day for us.”Mike Hoffman had a power-play goal, and Aleksander Barkov had three assists to extend his streak to five games for the Panthers.Anze Kopiar and Dustin Brown each had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who have lost 15 of 17. Brendan Leipsic also scored and Jonathan Quick made 31 saves.Huberdeau had his shot at the near post sneak in under Quick’s skate at 18:04 after Dadonov scored from the slot on a drop pass from Huberdeau with 6:13 left in the third period to tie it at 3-3.The Kings challenged Huberdeau’s 23rd goal of the season for goaltender interference, but the call on the ice was upheld.Huberdeau got his fifth goal in the past five games Womens Zemgus Girgensons Jersey , and the assist was his 53rd this season to tie Viktor Kozlov for most in a season by a Panther. But Huberdeau was happier with the role Dadonov played in giving the Panthers a chance to get the winner.“He’s been playing really, really well all the time,” Huberdeau said. “Just (the) puck hasn’t been finding the way in, and this time he scored two crucial goals for us to win the game.”Dadonov’s recent struggles were all the more surprising given how the Panthers have produced on offense during their winning streak, scoring 16 goals in the first three games.Barkov had been the hottest player for Florida, and he kept up that pace by getting the three assists he needed for 200 in his NHL career. He has two goals and 11 assists in his past five games.Barkov also became the third Panthers player with at least 80 points in a season and is up to a career-high 81.Kopitar put the Kings ahead 3-2 at 9:44 after Leipsic tied the game 2-2 1:05 into the third. Jeff Carter got his 700th point with the primary assist on Leipsic’s seventh goal, but let loose his frustration after the Kings could not close out the game.“It’s the same story every (expletive) game here. Get a lead, give a lead up,” Carter said. “So we can sit here and talk about it, but we’ve been talking about it for a while now.”NOTES: Montembeault is 4-0-1 in five starts as a rookie. … Brown scored his 93rd career power-play goal http://www.officialflames.com/authentic-adidas-jaromir-jagr-jersey , passing Rob Blake for fifth-most in team history. … Kopitar got his 20th goal, a mark he has reached in 10 of his 13 seasons with the Kings. He also reached 30 assists for the 13th straight season.UP NEXTPanthers: Continue their four-game road trip at Anaheim on Sunday night.Kings: Host Winnipeg on Monday night. NEW YORK — The New York Rangers are on a roll at home ice while the Dallas Stars are surging on the road.One of those hot streaks will take a momentary hiatus Monday night when the Stars visit the Rangers.The Rangers are on a five-game home winning streak since a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Oct. 21 and are 7-3-0 at Madison Square Garden. During their home winning streak, the Rangers are outscoring opponents by a 19-9 margin and it is the NHL’s longest win streak of the season.Article continues below ...Dallas is 4-4-1 on the road but 4-1-1 in its last six road games.New York extended its home win streak with a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers when Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves and recorded his 438th career win. Lundqvist moved past Jacques Plante for seventh all-time on the wins list and is seven behind Terry Sawchuk.Chris Kreider scored a power-play goal and Vladimir Namestikov netted the game-winner late in the second period as the Rangers reached four goals for the eighth time in 10 games (including shootouts) and rebounded from an ugly 7-5 loss to the New York Islanders. “I think we’re growing up,” Rangers coach David Quinn said. “As we’ve talked about our late-game struggles here in the last few weeks, we’ve managed to manage the game well later in the game over the last few games we’ve had leads.” Besides their home success of late, the Rangers are 7-1-1 in their last nine games overall and 9-4-2 in their last 15.Kreider is a key reason for New York’s recent success. He leads New York with 11 goals and 18 points and seven are during the last nine games.Less than 24 hours after New York’s latest home win, the Stars kept their good times rolling outside of Dallas with a 6-2 victory over the Islanders on Sunday afternoon.Esa Lindell scored twice in a four-goal second period and Alexander Radulov tallied twice and recorded a three-point night in his third game since returning from injured reserve for the Stars, who began a stretch of seven out of eight games on the road.“We’re in a tough stretch in the schedule,” Dallas center Jason Spezza said after getting his 900th career point. “When you have games like this, have contributions from up and down the lineup everybody feels a part of that and it’s a good springboard going into some tough games coming up.”Even of more importance for Dallas was a return to normal for its top line of Radulov Johnny Gaudreau Jersey Kids , Jaime Benn, and Tyler Seguin. Seguin recorded a goal and two assists, Benn added three assists for his first three-point game of the season and the trio combined for nine points.“We’ve been waiting for them to get hot again since the fourth game of the year,” Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. “And it’s a great time, with all those games.”The big day by the Stars occurred after Lundqvist rebounded from allowing five goals Thursday against the Islanders. Lundqvist originally was going to get Saturday off but instead wound up starting and improving to 5-1-1 in his last seven starts.“I didn’t want him to wait too long to get back in there, so we put him back in tonight and he did what he’s been doing all year long,” Quinn said.“He’s been an elite goalie for a long time and I think he’s going to be an elite goalie for a while to come.”The Rangers could be without Mats Zuccarello, who sat out Saturday for the fourth time this season with a groin injury. Without Zuccarello, Ryan Strome was inserted into the lineup on the right wing alongside Brett Howden and Jimmy Vesey after being obtained from Edmonton Friday.
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