January 1, 2019 / 4:20 AM / 5 months ago

Panthers rally, send Wings to 5th straight loss

EditorsNote: rewords lede; fixes “Witkowski” in fifth graf; changes to “Sceviour” in 12th graf

Jonathan Huberdeau scored the lone shootout goal, and the visiting Florida Panthers erased a three-goal deficit Monday in a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Detroit took its fifth consecutive loss (0-3-2).

James Reimer, who entered after Roberto Luongo gave up three-first period goals, wasn’t beaten by any of the Red Wings’ three attempts during the shootout. Reimer also stopped all 12 shots he faced in regulation and overtime combined.

Jared McCann, Henrik Borgstrom and Jayce Hawryluk scored the regulation goals for the Panthers. Florida’s Juho Lammikko, Mark Pysyk, Aaron Ekblad, Frank Vatrano and Colton Sceviour had assists.

Andreas Athanasiou, Gustav Nyquist and Thomas Vanek scored for the Red Wings. Dylan Larkin extended his points streak to 14 games with an assist. Luke Witkowski, Niklas Kronwall, Justin Abdelkader, Tyler Bertuzzi and Frans Nielsen recorded the other assists for the Red Wings.

Athanasiou had an apparent go-ahead goal erased in the third period. The Panthers won a challenge that Athanasiou was offside on the play.

Athanasiou’s first-period goal came on a breakaway.

Nyquist scored when Larkin banged a pass off the boards and Nyquist skated across the crease and lifted a backhander over Luongo’s shoulder for a 2-0 edge at 17:28 of the first.

Vanek scored 59 seconds later after Detroit won a faceoff in the Panthers’ zone.

McCann scored Florida’s first short-handed goal of the season at 6:19 of the second period. He took a shot that bounced off Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard. Lammikko scooped up the puck and fed it to McCann, who had a wide-open net to deposit the puck.

Borgstrom scored his third goal of the season at the 12:11 mark of the second period.

Hawryluk made it 3-3 at 15:15, scoring his third goal of the season when he beat the defense as Sceviour set him up with a perfect pass from the boards.

Neither team scored in the third period. The Wings had numerous chances in overtime but couldn’t beat Reimer.

Both teams came up empty on the power play, as the Panthers went 0-for-3 and the Wings were 0-for-2. The Red Wings had a decided edge in hits at 25-13. Detroit also won 61 percent of the faceoffs.

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