NEW YORK (AP) — Even Henrik Lundqvist was impressed

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NEW YORK (AP) — Even Henrik Lundqvist was impressed

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NEW YORK (AP) — Even Henrik Lundqvist was impressed with his company.Lundqvist passed Jacques Plante for seventh on NHL goaltender wins list with his 438th victory Arizona Coyotes Hoodies Authentic , and the New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive home win.“To look at that list there are some really good goalies who played a huge part in the history of the game,” said Lundqvist, who had 39 saves. “It means a lot to me but as a goalie it also means you’ve been part of some really good teams.”Chris Kreider had a goal and two assists for New York, which has won three of four overall. Vladislav Namestnikov, Brendan Smith and Filip Chytil also scored.Namestnikov gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead with his second of the season 2:37 into the middle period. The goal was disputed by the Panthers, but officials ruled the puck crossed the line behind Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo.“That controversial call, obviously, I think that affected the game,” Florida coach Bob Boughner said. “Confused Arizona Coyotes Hats Authentic , I still don’t understand. I think it should have been 2-2 going into the third.”Kreider helped put it away with a power-play score 7:49 into the third. Lundqvist picked up an assist on Kreider’s team-leading 11th goal.The 36-year-old Lundqvist is 7-6-2 this season. The stylish Swede is the only goaltender in league history with 20 wins in 13 straight seasons.“He did what he has been doing all year for us,” Rangers coach David Quinn said. “He’s an elite goaltender.”Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist for Florida, which dropped to 1-2 on a six-game trip. Aaron Ekblad also scored, and Luongo made 20 saves.The 39-year-old Luongo is the only active goaltender with more wins than Lundqvist with 475. But he placed much of the blame for the loss on himself.“Obviously I’m not happy with the first couple of goals I let in,” he said. “I have to be better than that. It’s on me to bail them out when there’s mistakes made but that’s how hockey goes.”The Rangers bounced back nicely after a 7-5 loss to the Islanders in Brooklyn on Thursday, defeating the Panthers for the second time this season. New York started its current home winning streak with a 5-2 victory against Florida on Oct. 23.Since the start of the 2013-14 season, the Rangers are 12-2-3 against the Panthers. Lundqvist is 18-5-2 against Florida since November 2009.Chytil opened the scoring at 3:03 of the first with his third goal in three games. The 19-year-old forward went without a goal in his first 17 games this season.“I’m focused on every shift, this is my game,” said Chytil Custom Arizona Coyotes Jerseys , who played on a line centered by Kevin Hayes with Krieder on left wing. “I feel great out there.”Hoffman tied it with a laser shot past Lundqvist at 4:40, extending his team-record point streak to 15 games. Hoffman has eight goals and nine assists during his streak.Ekblad then put the Panthers in front at 10:11 with a one-timer past Lundqvist for his third goal of the season.New York tied it 11:49 into the first when Smith, a healthy scratch by Quinn the previous three games, scored his second of the season. The defenseman found space between Luongo and his right post.“I was fortunate to put that one past Luongo,” Smith said. “It was a good thing to get that one. We got timely goals.”NOTES: Rangers F Ryan Strome, who was acquired Friday in a trade with Edmonton for Ryan Spooner, made his New York debut on a line with Jimmy Vesey and Brett Howden. … The Rangers meet the Panthers in Florida on Dec. 8 to complete the season series. … The Rangers scratched D Brady Skjei for the first time this season. Mats Zuccarello was sidelined by a groin injury. … Panthers D Keith Yandle extended his consecutive games streak to 732, seventh-best all-time.UP NEXTRangers: Host Dallas Stars on Monday.Panthers: Visit Ottawa Senators on Monday. LOS ANGELES (AP) Kings coach John Stevens decided to put ”That 70’s Line” on hiatus for a night.Instead, having forwards Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson play with center Adrian Kempe gave Los Angeles‘ chances of making the postseason a much-needed reboot.Toffoli and Pearson scored , Kempe had two assists and the Kings moved back into playoff position with a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.Stevens shuffled his lines coming off a 7-2 loss to St. Louis on Saturday, getting the response he was looking for from Los Angeles’ three emerging stars on offense.”I was really happy for the Kempe line tonight,” Stevens said. ”We talked to that line just how much we needed them to play like they did earlier in the year. It could really balance out our attack, and I thought they did tonight.”Jonathan Quick made 35 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Anze Kopitar also scored for the Kings, who jumped into third place in the Pacific Division with their fifth victory in seven games. Los Angeles is one point ahead of Anaheim in the division standings.Anders Nilsson made 30 saves for the Canucks, who were shut out for the second consecutive game. Vancouver has scored three goals during a four-game losing streak.Toffoli gave the Kings a 1-0 lead 1:57 into the second period with his 22nd of the season. Jake Muzzin made a long pass from deep in the Kings own zone to the red line that sprung Toffoli on a breakaway, which he finished with a wrist shot over a kneeling Nilsson.”Ty on a breakaway there, he’s not going to miss those too often,” Pearson said.Muzzin had an assist for the second straight game Boston Bruins T-Shirts Authentic , leaving him one short of matching his career high of 31 in the 2015-16 season.Kempe had the secondary assist, ending his six-game point drought.Kopitar made it 2-0 at 14:54. His centering pass deflected off Troy Stecher’s stick and went fluttering in over Nilsson. It was Kopitar’s first goal during his four-game point streak, to go along with four assists.Derek Forbort and Drew Doughty had assists on Kopitar’s 28th goal.Pearson put the Kings ahead 3-0 with his 13th goal at 10:53 of the third, waiting out Nilsson until the goalie was on his knees and had left an open net. It was Pearson’s third goal in five games following a stretch of 15 without one.Pearson said he wanted to be patient and let Nilsson run himself out of position to make a play. It was also a sequence that reflected the back-to-basics approach the Kings employed after matching their season high in goals allowed against the Blues.”Obviously, the last game wasn’t what we wanted,” Pearson said. ”It’s good to get the win here and in a good way, too. We had a good, solid defensive game, and when we’re that way we create a lot of stuff going the other way.”For the floundering Canucks Boston Bruins Hoodies Authentic , who are 4-12-3 in their last 19 games, coach Travis Green hopes his team can try to focus on little victories instead of its disappearing offense. Green pointed to the three power plays created against the Kings after being limited to one opportunity with the man advantage in each of the previous four games.”It’s going to weigh on them,” Green said about the lack of goals. ”Wasn’t too long ago where we were scoring and sprinkling them around a little bit. Again, you play a game, you reset and you get back at it.”NOTES: The Kings are 7-4-1 in the first game of a back-to-back set. … The Canucks are 3-6-0 in the second game of a back-to-back.UP NEXTCanucks: Visit the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.Kings: At the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.—

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