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SUNRISE Womens Ryan Getzlaf Jersey , Fla. (AP) — Vincent Trochek’s return gave the Florida Panthers the spark they desperately needed.Mike Matheson scored the winning goal and Trocheck had an assist on the play to help the Panthers snap a seven-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday night.Trocheck returned to the Panthers’ lineup after missing 27 games with a broken ankle suffered on Nov. 19 against Ottawa.“It was awesome. Never felt better,” Trocheck said. “Just thankful that I’m able to come back and play hockey again. It’s been a long time coming.”Trocheck was scheduled to come back after the All-Star break but the 27-year-old was having none of that, apparently demanding to return as early as possible.“I don’t know. I’ve been pushing for a while,” Trocheck said. “The day it happened I gave Dave (DiNapoli, the team trainer) a date. I said Jan. 21st is my date that I was going to come back.” After Thursday’s practice the team decided to make the move.Mike Hoffman and Frank Vatrano also scored for Florida. Roberto Luongo made 20 saves and Luongo moved within four wins of tying Ed Belfour (484) for third place on the NHL’s all-time wins list.“It’s a huge boost for our club,” Luongo said of having Trocheck back. “We didn’t think he was going to play http://www.officialducks.com/authentic-a...ler-jersey , but just having him at practice yesterday, it really got the boys jacked up. It was nice to see him in the lineup and contributing.The Panthers took a 2-1 lead when Trocheck passed to Matheson at the point and he one-timed a shot that beat Sparks with 5:01 left in the first.“It was a great play by Troch to have the awareness to stop up and put it on a tee for me,” Matheson said.Ron Hainsey scored for the Maple Leafs have lost six of their last nine. Garret Sparks stopped 26 shots in his first start since Dec. 29th.“I’m just happy to get back in the net,” Sparks said. “I just wanted to show up tonight and give us a chance to win. I wasn’t able to make that extra save tonight but moving forward these are games I feel I can win.”The Leafs were in the second of back-to-back games, coming off a 4-2 win at NHL-leading Tampa Bayon Thursday night. Florida had not played since a 5-1 loss at Montreal on Tuesday.“I thought they were better than us at the start. It took us a while to get our legs going,” Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. “Now with Trocheck and Bjugstad (who returned last Sunday) back they’ve got a good team here. We knew it was going to be hard coming in and we would have liked to have been better.”Vatrano’s empty-net goal with 1:49 left capped the scoring.“I think we’re starting to turn the corner Ryan Miller Jersey ,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “We have a long way to go but tonight was 20 guys doing their job and everybody contributing.”The Leafs jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Hainsey’s goal 1:49 in. Hainsey took a pass from Morgan Rielly at the blue line and fired the puck through traffic past Luongo.The Panthers tied it 1-all on Hoffman’s team-leading 23rd goal. Keith Yandle took a shot from the blue line and Hoffman redirected the puck past Sparks at 9:02 of the first.NOTES: Panthers D Josh Brown made his NHL debut. “You dream about that moment all your life. I’m just happy we got the win.” … D MacKenzie Weegar has been placed on injured reserve. … Forward Juho Lammikko has been loaned to AHL Springfield.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: Host Arizona on Sunday.Panthers: Visit Nashville on Saturday. SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson has a hot hand since returning from a broken thumb.Arvidsson scored twice, and the Nashville Predators scored all their goals in the third period of a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.Arvidsson has 13 points in 13 games.“I just try to play the same thing every night,” Arvidsson said. “Lucky bounce there on the last one, otherwise I think our line created a lot of chances.”Kevin Fiala and Roman Josi also found the net for the Predators, and Filip Forsberg had three assists. Juuse Saros made 27 saves as the Predators won their third straight game.“Felt good Womens Alex Goligoski Jersey , saw pretty much all the pucks,” said Saros, who stopped a career-high 47 shots in a 2-1 win over Vegas before the break. “The team played good in front of me. We just stuck with it even though they got the lead. It’s a good win.”Jonathan Huberdeau scored for the Panthers, who had a three-game win streak snapped. Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots.“We didn’t play the way we wanted in the third,” Huberdeau said. “We were up one goal and we let up.”Behind 1-0, the Predators scored two goals in a span of 2:15 in the third.Josi tied the score when his shot from the left circle found the high corner of the net at 5:29.Arvidsson put the Predators ahead 2-1 when he took a drop pass from Forsberg and fired a shot from the right circle that beat Luongo stick side at 7:44.“(Arvidsson) has been unreal since he came back from his injury Christian Dvorak Jersey ,” Josi said. “He’s always been great. He goes to the net, he scores a lot of goals, he never gives up.”Fiala stretched the Predators’ lead to 3-1 when he swept in the puck from the left side with 5:50 left in the third.Arvidsson added an empty-netter with 1:56 left. He leads the team with 21 goals despite missing six weeks with the injury, including 12 since his return on Dec. 27.It was a disappointing return for the Panthers after winning three straight before the All-Star break.“For being off that long, I thought we had a good first period,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “The third period was just a couple bounces they executed on. We had our chances http://www.officialcoyotes.com/authentic...ler-jersey , but Saros was pretty good. He shut us down at the right times. We couldn’t seem to find that next one.”Huberdeau put the Panthers ahead on a power-play goal with 4:45 left in the second. His wrist shot from the left circle beat Saros, who was screened on the play by Aleksander Barkov.Luongo took a puck to his mask on a shot by Forsberg midway through the second period. He was briefly stunned but stayed in the game. Forsberg came over and tapped Luongo on the backside with his stick to make sure he was OK.NOTES: The Panthers acquired forwards Derick Brassard and Riley Sheahan in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann on Friday. The Panthers also receive the Penguins’ second- and fourth-round picks in the 2019 draft, along with a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft previously acquired from the Minnesota Wild. … Panthers F Jamie McGinn has been loaned to AHL Springfield. … The Predators are 0 for 27 on the power play in their past eight games.UP NEXTPredators: Host the Dallas Stars on Saturday.Panthers: Host the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday.
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