SUNRISE, Florida – Lee Stempniak is fitting in nicely with his new team. Stempniak scored his first goal as a Bruin in overtime and Boston beat Florida 5-4 on Monday night.
Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr moved into third on the NHL career points list, assisting on Aleksander Barkov’s goal to pass Gordie Howe with 1,851 points.
Mark Messier is second with 1,887 points and Wayne Gretzky is No. 1 with 2,857.
Jagr played in his 1,613th NHL game, passing Ray Bourque for ninth place.
Bruins coach Claude Julien moved past Art Ross to become Boston’s career coaching wins leader with 388 regular-season victories.
Stempniak, acquired from New Jersey on Feb. 29 at the trade deadline, also had two assists. He has a goal and five assists in four games since joining the Bruins.
“It’s been fun. I’m with two great players (Marchand and Bergeron) having great years and I’m trying to complement them and not to mess it up at this point,” Stempniak said.
“Tonight was a good win despite blowing the lead. It’s nice to stick with it and get the two points.”
Patrice Bergeron scored twice for the Bruins. Brett Connolly and David Pastrnak also had goals, Brad Marchand had two assists and Tuukka Rask made 47 saves.
Jiri Hudler scored twice for the Panthers. Jussi Jokinen also scored and Jonathan Huberdeau had two assists. Roberto Luongo allowed four goals on 16 shots before being replaced by Al Montoya to start the second period.
Florida lost its third straight game.
Flyers 4, Lightning 2
In Philadelphia, Shayne Gostisbehere scored twice, leading the Flyers past Tampa Bay to snap the Lightning’s franchise-best nine-game winning streak.
Sharks 2, Flames 1 (OT)
In Calgary, Joe Pavelski scored 19 seconds into overtime on a one-timer, Martin Jones made 47 saves and San Jose defeated the Flames.
Avalanche 3, Coyotes 1
In Denver, Semyon Varlamov had 37 saves in his return to the crease, Matt Duchene and Mikhail Grigorenko had a goal and an assist each and Colorado beat Arizona.
Sabres 4, Maple Leafs 3 (SO)
In Toronto, Sam Reinhart scored in the shootout and Buffalo downed the Maple Leafs.
Capitals 2, Ducks 1 (SO)
In Anaheim, T.J. Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom scored in the shootout, and Washington stopped the Ducks’ franchise-best winning streak at 11 games in a meeting of regular-season heavyweights.
Kings 5, Canucks 1
In Los Angeles, Jeff Carter had two goals in third period, including the 300th of his career, after Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar scored less than 2 minutes apart in the second period for the Kings.