Sunrise, Fla. (AP) — Niko Mikkola had the 1st two-goal video game of his profession, Kevin Stenlund experienced a a few-place energy and the Florida Panthers rallied to defeat Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Monday night.
Stenlund had a objective and two assists for the Panthers, who have received 6 consecutive online games at dwelling and are 7-1- in their last eight games. Carter Verhaeghe and Sam Bennett also scored for Florida, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 25 shots.
Connor McDavid scored two times for the Oilers. Evander Kane also scored for Edmonton, and Calvin Pickard — building his 1st start off considering the fact that March 27, 2022 — stopped 27 shots.
The Oilers fell to 1-10-1 this season when permitting a few or a lot more goals.
“We are seeking to hold the puck out of our web, definitely,” McDavid reported. “That’s our main target and we haven’t performed that.”
Edmonton jumped out to a 2- lead on aims by McDavid and Kane. Verhaeghe and Mikkola tied it up for Florida, and McDavid scored on a penalty shot 5 minutes into the 2nd period for a 3-2 direct.
It was the 52nd multigoal video game of McDavid’s profession and his initial of the time. He was owing for a breakout the 4 plans he experienced coming into Monday night time represented the fewest he’d had by means of 14 video games performed to commence any of his nine NHL seasons.
He was also thanks for a large video game at Florida — McDavid entered Monday with only a person target in 5 appearances on the Panthers’ household ice.
But Mikkola tied it up for a second time just 1:08 immediately after the penalty shot, and Stenlund set the Panthers up for superior with 6:18 left in the 2nd.
Mikkola experienced two ambitions, overall, in his very last 148 online games played which includes playoffs entering Monday — spanning 2,559 minutes of ice time for the Finnish defenseman.
“The coaches and teammates have faith in you to soar up into the perform each individual time you see it,” Mikkola stated when asked about his offensive achievements. “We want to have just one defenseman up in the play and get prospects that way. I like it.”
It was Florida’s 2nd thriving rally from a two-goal deficit this time, after coming from 2- down to prime Seattle 3-2 on Oct. 28. Edmonton squandered a two-goal guide for 3rd time this period and the 2nd in as several online games the Oilers blew a 2- direct in what turned a 6-4 decline Saturday at Tampa Bay.
The Panthers improved to 10– when top with 5 minutes still left in regulation. Bennett sealed it with an vacant-netter with 42.6 seconds remaining, his initially intention of the period soon after working with accidents for considerably of the early component of the year.
Florida was without captain Aleksander Barkov, who is outlined as day-to-day. He took a knee-to-knee strike in Florida’s earn at Anaheim on Friday, and tests above the weekend showed he prevented really serious damage.
“You can acquire on any provided night no matter how numerous accidents you have, but you just can not acquire prolonged-time period with important men out,” Panthers coach Paul Maurice reported. “But the pro scouts have finished a superior career of obtaining gamers that fit the design of hockey we enjoy and we brought in some important gamers that assisted us endure.”
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