Florida surrendered a 2-0 lead, but Aleksander Barkov (1-1—2) scored the go-ahead goal 15 seconds into the third period, as the Panthers improved to 4-0-0 on their five-game road trip.
The Panthers – who own a record of 7-1-0 in their last eight games – moved into third place in the Atlantic Division.
Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo (33 saves) appeared in the 963rd game of his NHL career to tie Ed Belfour for fourth on the all-time list among netminders.
In other NHL news . . .
WILD MOVE WITHIN A POINT OF LEAGUE-LEADING CAPITALS
Jason Zucker (2-1—3) factored on three of five goals as the Western Conference-leading Wild improved to 6-1-1 in their last eight games.
At 39-13-6 (84 points), the Wild moved within a point of the Capitals (39-11-7, 85 points) for the top record in the League.
Devan Dubnyk (37 saves) improved to 32-10-3 this season (1.97 GAA, .934 SV%, 5 SO) and reclaimed sole possession of the League lead in wins.
SATURDAY’S RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)
BUFFALO 3, St. Louis 2
DETROIT 3, Washington 2 (SO)
Winnipeg 3, MONTREAL 1
Edmonton 3, CHICAGO 1
NEW JERSEY 3, NY Islanders 2
Ottawa 6, TORONTO 3
San Jose 4, ARIZONA 1
DALLAS 4, Tampa Bay 3 (OT)
MINNESOTA 5, Nashville 2
Florida 3, LOS ANGELES 2
VANCOUVER 2, Calgary 1 (OT)
SUNDAY’S ACTION (All Times Eastern)
Washington @ NY Rangers, 12:30 p.m., NBC
Detroit @ Pittsburgh, 3 p.m., NBC
Winnipeg @ Ottawa, 5 p.m., TVAS, TSN5, TSN3
New Jersey @ NY Islanders, 6 p.m., MSG+, MSG
Chicago @ Buffalo, 6 p.m., NBCSN
Nashville @ Columbus, 6 p.m., FS-O, FS-TN
Toronto @ Carolina, 7 p.m., SN360, SN1, FS-CR
Tampa Bay @ Colorado, 8 p.m., ALT, SUN
Boston @ San Jose, 8:30 p.m., NBCSN
Los Angeles @ Anaheim, 9 p.m., PRIME, FS-SW
Philadelphia @ Vancouver, 10 p.m., SN360, CSN-PH
NBC SPORTS CELEBRATES HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA
NBC Sports celebrates Hockey Day in America with a four-game slate on NBC and NBCSN, as well as a collection of stories and features that explore hockey’s impact and influence across the U.S. NBC will air the Capitals-Rangers game at Madison Square Garden and the Red Wings-Penguins game at PPG Paints Arena, while NBCSN will broadcast the Blackhawks-Sabres game at KeyBank Center and the Bruins-Sharks game at SAP Center. Sunday also marks the opening of Hockey Week Across America presented by USA Hockey.
By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services