Trocheck helps Panthers outlast Rangers in shootout, 6-5

NEW YORK (AP) The Florida Panthers' resiliency and determination helped them earn two points.

Vincent Trocheck recorded the shootout winner, and the Panthers beat the New York Rangers 6-5 on Sunday.

Frank Vatrano scored in regulation and converted in the shootout as the Panthers snapped a two-game skid.

Evgenii Dadonov had a goal and two assists, while Aleksander Barkov had a goal and a helper. Sam Montembeault made 34 saves.

''It was an entertaining game,'' Panthers coach Joel Quenneville said. ''First and foremost, you want to make sure you are playing the right way. We have been getting into these games recently with a lot production, a lot of goals. I still think there is room for us to tighten it up.''

Kaapo Kakko scored the lone shootout goal and had a power-play goal, and Ryan Strome and Artemi Panarin each had two assists as the Rangers' two-game win streak ended. Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves in his third straight start.

The other goals from the Panthers came from Dominic Toninato and Brian Boyle.

The Rangers got goals from Ryan Lindgren, Filip Chytil, Brady Skjei and Chris Kreider, who capped off a combined six-goal second period with a power-play tally at 18:35 that gave New York a 5-4 lead.

The Panthers tied the game for the third time 7:01 into the third period when Boyle redirected a slap shot from the point by Keith Yandle.

`We weathered the storm,'' Vatrano said.

Kakko gave the Rangers a 4-3 lead when he converted on the man advantage at 7:31 of the second period. New York has scored on six power plays over the last four games.

Vatrano scored the prettiest goal of the chaotic middle frame when he completed a backhand deke at 8:30 as the Panthers evened the game at 4-4.

Chytil knotted the score 2-2 after he danced around former Ranger Anton Stralman and fired a wrist shot past Montembeault at 1:28 of the middle period. Pavel Buchnevich sent a well-placed pass near center ice, which allowed Chytil to gain the offensive zone with speed. The Russian winger has five assists in the last three games and leads the team with 11 on the season.

Dadonov gave the Panthers a brief one-goal lead when he hammered a one-timer from the high slot at 4:42 of the second. The Panthers connected on the power play for the sixth consecutive game.

''The toughest part of this league is consistency. You need so much from every player,'' Lundqvist said. ''That's the key if you want to get into the playoffs to become a consistent team. Will keep working on it.''

Skjei sneaked a backhand shot past Montembeault 42 seconds after the Dadonov goal. The 25-year-old defenseman picked up his second of the season after being scratched for the first time the season in the Rangers' previous game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Lindgren opened the scoring at 5:06 of the first period when he beat Montembeault with a short side wrist shot as he recorded his first NHL goal. The 21-year-old defenseman originally kept the play alive by pinching into the offensive zone, helping New York maintain possession. Strome eventually delivered a cross-ice pass to set up the goal.

Florida answered with two goals within 30 seconds of each other. First, Barkov tied the game when his wrist shot zipped past Lundqvist at 18:13. The Panthers captain made a nifty deke as Jesper Fast over-skated the play, allowing Barkov to release the wrist shot.

Toninato gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead when he collected a rebound in front to score his first goal of the season at 18:43 of the first.

''It was fun winning that one,'' Yandle said. ''We found a way. It's big.''

NOTES: Florida defenseman MacKenzie Weegar did not return after blocking a shot with the side of his head in the second period. ... Yandle skated in his 814th consecutive game and is the NHL's active ''Iron Man'' streak leader. ... Florida scratched defenseman Mark Pysyk. ... Rangers top-line center Mika Zibanejad missed his sixth straight game since sustaining an upper-body injury against the Boston Bruins two weeks ago. ... On Saturday, New York practiced outside at Lasker Rink in Central Park for the second time in three seasons. Before the practice, Rangers announced alternate captain Marc Staal had surgery for an infection in his ankle and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. ... New York scratched forward Micheal Haley for the second straight game.

UP NEXT

Panthers: Visit the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

Rangers: Host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.

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123OTSOT
FLA8-4-5
221016
NYR7-6-2
140005
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Barkov C110411/4024:270
B. Boyle C101314/3214:282
J. Brown D00010/0011:582
B. Connolly RW00100/0214:533
E. Dadonov RW12120/0019:385
A. Ekblad D00250/0026:311
M. Hoffman LW01150/0017:210
J. Huberdeau LW01031/0020:002
D. Hunt LW01110/0009:190
D. Malgin C00-112/0015:082
M. Matheson D00-310/0224:410
C. Sceviour RW00101/2011:591
A. Stralman D00-110/0026:092
D. Toninato C10113/2707:263
V. Trocheck C00-239/2014:521
F. Vatrano LW10-110/0018:012
M. Weegar D01210/0008:042
K. Yandle D01220/0022:450
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
L. Andersson C00-112/3007:361
P. Buchnevich RW01200/0019:470
F. Chytil RW10121/7018:000
T. DeAngelo D01020/0022:040
J. Fast RW00030/0019:171
A. Fox D01-240/0017:200
L. Hajek D00000/0018:483
B. Howden C00-104/15017:281
K. Kakko RW10-110/0016:140
C. Kreider LW11242/6020:083
B. Lemieux LW00-230/1015:412
R. Lindgren D10110/0011:261
G. McKegg C00-101/0508:011
A. Panarin LW02040/0020:582
B. Skjei D10030/0023:475
B. Smith RW00-210/0207:232
R. Strome C02013/9421:210
J. Trouba D00-140/0024:013
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
S. Montembeault (W)3452965:00
GOALIESSA
S. Montembeault (W)34
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
H. Lundqvist (L)3553065:00
GOALIESSA
H. Lundqvist (L)35
GOAL Vincent Trocheck (Shootout shot)
FLA:GoalsShots
NYR:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • SHOOTOUT
    • FLA
      05:00GOAL Vincent Trocheck (Shootout shot)
    • NYR
      05:00GOAL Kaapo Kakko (Shootout shot)
    • FLA
      05:00GOAL Frank Vatrano (Shootout shot)
    • 3RD PERIOD
      • FLA
        07:01GOAL Brian Boyle (Tip-in shot), Assists: Keith Yandle and Mike Hoffman
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • NYR
        18:35(PP) GOAL Chris Kreider (Tip-in shot), Assists: Adam Fox and Artemi Panarin
      • FLA
        08:30GOAL Frank Vatrano (Backhand shot), Assist: Evgenii Dadonov
      • NYR
        07:31(PP) GOAL Kaapo Kakko (Wrist shot), Assists: Ryan Strome and Tony DeAngelo
      • NYR
        05:31GOAL Brady Skjei (Backhand shot)
      • FLA
        04:42(PP) GOAL Evgenii Dadonov (Slap shot), Assists: Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau
      • NYR
        01:28GOAL Filip Chytil (Wrist shot), Assists: Pavel Buchnevich and Chris Kreider
    • 1ST PERIOD
      • FLA
        18:43GOAL Dominic Toninato (Wrist shot), Assists: Dryden Hunt and MacKenzie Weegar
      • FLA
        18:13GOAL Aleksander Barkov (Wrist shot), Assist: Evgenii Dadonov
      • NYR
        05:06GOAL Ryan Lindgren (Wrist shot), Assists: Ryan Strome and Artemi Panarin
    PENALTIES
        • 3RD PERIOD
          • NYR
            13:02Brendan Smith penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
        • 2ND PERIOD
          • FLA
            20:00Brian Boyle penalty Unsportsmanlike Conduct - 2 min.
          • FLA
            16:53Brett Connolly penalty Hooking - 2 min.
          • FLA
            12:06Mike Matheson penalty Tripping - 2 min.
          • NYR
            05:53Greg McKegg penalty Fighting - 5 min.
          • FLA
            05:53Dominic Toninato penalty Fighting - 5 min.
          • FLA
            05:53Dominic Toninato penalty Roughing - 2 min., served by Dryden Hunt
          • NYR
            03:46Ryan Strome penalty Hooking - 2 min.
        • 1ST PERIOD
          • NYR
            08:09Ryan Strome penalty Tripping - 2 min.
        TEAM STATS
        FLA
        NYR
        Shots on Goal3534
        Goals in Power Play12
        Faceoff Wins4113
        Penalties54
        Major Penalties11
        Minor Penalties43
        Misconducts00
        TEAM STATS
        FLA
        Shots on Goal35
        Goals in Power Play1
        Faceoff Wins41
        Penalties5
        Major Penalties1
        Minor Penalties4
        Misconducts0
        123OTSOT
        FLA8-4-5
        221016
        NYR7-6-2
        140005
        STARS OF THE GAME
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        A. Barkov C110411/4024:270
        B. Boyle C101314/3214:282
        J. Brown D00010/0011:582
        B. Connolly RW00100/0214:533
        E. Dadonov RW12120/0019:385
        A. Ekblad D00250/0026:311
        M. Hoffman LW01150/0017:210
        J. Huberdeau LW01031/0020:002
        D. Hunt LW01110/0009:190
        D. Malgin C00-112/0015:082
        M. Matheson D00-310/0224:410
        C. Sceviour RW00101/2011:591
        A. Stralman D00-110/0026:092
        D. Toninato C10113/2707:263
        V. Trocheck C00-239/2014:521
        F. Vatrano LW10-110/0018:012
        M. Weegar D01210/0008:042
        K. Yandle D01220/0022:450
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        L. Andersson C00-112/3007:361
        P. Buchnevich RW01200/0019:470
        F. Chytil RW10121/7018:000
        T. DeAngelo D01020/0022:040
        J. Fast RW00030/0019:171
        A. Fox D01-240/0017:200
        L. Hajek D00000/0018:483
        B. Howden C00-104/15017:281
        K. Kakko RW10-110/0016:140
        C. Kreider LW11242/6020:083
        B. Lemieux LW00-230/1015:412
        R. Lindgren D10110/0011:261
        G. McKegg C00-101/0508:011
        A. Panarin LW02040/0020:582
        B. Skjei D10030/0023:475
        B. Smith RW00-210/0207:232
        R. Strome C02013/9421:210
        J. Trouba D00-140/0024:013
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        S. Montembeault (W)3452965:00
        GOALIESSA
        S. Montembeault (W)34
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        H. Lundqvist (L)3553065:00
        GOALIESSA
        H. Lundqvist (L)35
        STARS OF THE GAME
        123OTSOT
        FLA8-4-5
        221016
        NYR7-6-2
        140005
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        A. Barkov C110411/4024:270
        B. Boyle C101314/3214:282
        J. Brown D00010/0011:582
        B. Connolly RW00100/0214:533
        E. Dadonov RW12120/0019:385
        A. Ekblad D00250/0026:311
        M. Hoffman LW01150/0017:210
        J. Huberdeau LW01031/0020:002
        D. Hunt LW01110/0009:190
        D. Malgin C00-112/0015:082
        M. Matheson D00-310/0224:410
        C. Sceviour RW00101/2011:591
        A. Stralman D00-110/0026:092
        D. Toninato C10113/2707:263
        V. Trocheck C00-239/2014:521
        F. Vatrano LW10-110/0018:012
        M. Weegar D01210/0008:042
        K. Yandle D01220/0022:450
        Total5803541/1313-28
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        L. Andersson C00-112/3007:361
        P. Buchnevich RW01200/0019:470
        F. Chytil RW10121/7018:000
        T. DeAngelo D01020/0022:040
        J. Fast RW00030/0019:171
        A. Fox D01-240/0017:200
        L. Hajek D00000/0018:483
        B. Howden C00-104/15017:281
        K. Kakko RW10-110/0016:140
        C. Kreider LW11242/6020:083
        B. Lemieux LW00-230/1015:412
        R. Lindgren D10110/0011:261
        G. McKegg C00-101/0508:011
        A. Panarin LW02040/0020:582
        B. Skjei D10030/0023:475
        B. Smith RW00-210/0207:232
        R. Strome C02013/9421:210
        J. Trouba D00-140/0024:013
        Total5803413/4111-25
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        S. Montembeault (W)3452965:00
        GOALIESSA
        S. Montembeault (W)34
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        H. Lundqvist (L)3553065:00
        GOALIESSA
        H. Lundqvist (L)35
        GOALS
        • SHOOTOUT
          • 3RD PERIOD
          • 2ND PERIOD
          • 1ST PERIOD
          PENALTIES
              • 3RD PERIOD
              • 2ND PERIOD
              • 1ST PERIOD
              • SHOOTOUT
              • OVERTIME
              • 3RD PERIOD
              • 2ND PERIOD
              • 1ST PERIOD

              123OTSOT
              FLA8-4-5
              221016
              NYR7-6-2
              140005
              All times are US/Eastern.