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The Florida Panthers roll into Columbus for a Thursday

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matchup against the Blue Jackets with a five-game winning streak after a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night on the road over the Philadelphia Flyers.The Blue Jackets (10-6-2) are also playing well lately Authentic Shea Weber Jersey , having gone 2-0-2 in a four-game regulation unbeaten streak. Their latest triumph was a physical 2-1 win on Monday night in Dallas over the Stars.The Panthers (7-5-3) are still stuck near the bottom of the Atlantic Division standings after a slow start, but they’re getting contributions from a host of players during their streak while converting 35 percent (7 of 20) of their power-play opportunities and outscoring their opponents 19-7.Article continues below ...Mike Hoffman’s 13-game streak with a point matches the longest in franchise history. He equaled the Panthers record set by Pavel Bure in 2000 with an assist on Aaron Ekblad’s power-play goal against the Flyers. It’s the longest streak in the NHL this season.“Other things are cool to look back at once I’m a bit older, at my success in the league,” Hoffman said, according to the team’s website. “Right now, the focus is winning hockey games.”Hoffman, who came to the team in a June trade, has found his groove on the Panthers’ top line with Evgenii Dadonov and Aleksander Barkov.“I love what he’s doing away from the puck,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “He’s really playing hard and being smart defensively against other team’s top lines.”Dadonov added the Panthers’ second goal against the Flyers. He has a 12-game points streak of his own (seven goals Victor Mete Jersey , seven assists).“They’re just playing great hockey, not over-complicating things,” Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad said. “When the play is there they make it and they’re some of the best in the world at it. It’s really fun to watch them play. It’s extremely fun to watch Dadonov create things you didn’t think could possibly happen and (Hoffman) has an unbelievable shot.”Also helping the Panthers win games is 39-year-old goaltender Roberto Luongo. He’s 4-0-0 this season after a 30-save performance against the Flyers that included 17 stops in the third period. He needs one more win to tie Ed Belfour for third on the NHL career wins list for goaltenders with 484.“It’s a good feeling right now being around the locker room,” Luongo said.The Blue Jackets have picked up points in five of six November games (3-1-2) and were atop the Metropolitan Division standings entering Wednesday’s games.Cam Atkinson scored a goal and assisted on the winner by Pierre-Luc Dubois in the Blue Jackets’ win in Dallas.“We’ve had some challenges, but we’re setting some things back in place and I think the last couple games we’ve played a lot of good minutes,” Dubois said, according to The Columbus Dispatch. “It’s just trying to keep going in that direction.”Special teams have played a key part in the Blue Jackets’ recent success. They’ve converted four of their eight power-play chances in the last three games after going 0 of 20 in five games before that, and they killed off all four Dallas power plays on Monday. When the Jackets score a power-play goal this season, they’re 6-0-1.“Our penalty kill has done a really good job for us Colton Sissons Jersey , the power play too,” Dubois told reporters. “That was a struggle at the start of the year, but we’re getting cured right now.”Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky also is starting to pick up his game. He has given up just one goal in five of his last six starts, including the 26-save outing against the Stars. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs keep winning, and they’re adding another offensive player to the lineup.Nazem Kadri broke a tie with 3:20 to play and Zach Hyman scored twice in Toronto’s 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.Hyman added an empty-net goal in the final minute to seal Toronto’s fourth straight victory and Minnesota’s third loss in a row. The Maple Leafs improved to 19-8-0, a point behind Tampa Bay for the NHL lead.“I thought we started OK and then I don’t know if we thought it was going to be easy or whatever,” Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. “We were resilient and found a way to win.”Kadri’s goal bounced off Wild defenseman Nick Seeler, who was on the wrong end of two such plays Saturday. Seeler also had a puck deflect off him and into his own goal when Tyler Ennis scored Toronto’s second goal of the night.“A couple bad breaks there Conor Timmins Jersey Womens , and inopportune times. That’s disappointing,” Seeler said. “Not much you can do there. It gets hit off you and goes in, and I did everything I can to try to stop it going in.”Auston Matthews also scored, and Frederick Anderson made 38 saves for the Maple Leafs for his 15th victory of the season.The win came after news broke that Toronto signed restricted free-agent William Nylander to a six-year extension, ending an impasse with his contract. Saturday was the deadline for a deal to be done.“It’s great news. We hope to get him here as soon as possible,” Matthews said. “He’s a big part of this team. Hopefully, he gets us on a run here.”Toronto’s players found out the news before the game when Babcock emerged from his office to tell them Nylander had signed. Forward Mitchell Marner said the players in the locker room immediately grabbed their phones upon hearing the news.“We’re all really excited about it,” said Marner, who had two assists in the win. “We can’t wait to get him back in Toronto.”Matthews scored Toronto’s first goal Ian Cole Jersey Womens , his third in two games since returning from a shoulder injury that sidelined him 14 games. The goal was his team-high sixth power play goal of the season.Toronto improved to 12-3-0 when being outshot by its opponent. The Maple Leafs were outshot 41-23 by the Wild on Saturday and 18-8 in the third period.Minnesota forward Jason Zucker got some redemption in the third period to even the game. After missing a wide-open shot for what would have been the equalizing goal, Zucker eventually tied it later in the period.Zucker scored his eighth goal of the year at the 9:38 mark of the third on a pass from Mikael Granlund to make it 3.Saturday was just the third-ever victory for the Maple Leafs in 10 games at Xcel Energy Center. Toronto last won in St. Paul back on March 22, 2011.Eric Staal and Jordan Greenway also scored for Minnesota, which lost consecutive home games for the first time all season.“That’s a great game by us,” said Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk. “When we play a game like that, that’s just not going to happen again.”NOTES: Toronto F Mitchell Marner had two assists to bring his season total to 32 – a Toronto record for the most assists through 27 games. … Wild D Ryan Suter has five assists in his last five games after setting up Staal’s first-period tally. … Toronto D Morgan Rielly had his 200th career point with an assist in the first period.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: At Buffalo on Tuesday night.Wild: At Vancouver on Tuesday night.
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