OTTAWA – The Florida Panthers needed 12 minutes to get their first shot on goal and had just 16 of them total Thursday night.
Goalie Roberto Lunogo kept the NHL’s hottest team on track.
Reilly Smith and Vincent Trocheck scored 8 seconds apart in the first period, Luongo made 30 saves and the Panthers extended their franchise-best win streak to 11 games with a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
Aleksander Barkov also scored for the Atlantic Division-leading Panthers and Luongo won his career-high ninth straight start.
“I don’t think by any means that was our best game,” Luongo said. “It was probably one of our worst in the last 11, but for some reason or other right now we’re finding ways to win games so it’s nice. We’ll take them.”
Capitals 4, Islanders 1
In New York, Alex Ovechkin scored his 497th goal.
Kings 2, Maple Leafs 1
In Los Angeles, Jake Muzzin and Jeff Carter scored third-period goals.
Red Wings 2, Sharks 1
In San Jose, Petr Mrazek made 35 saves.
Coyotes 2, Flames 1
In Calgary, Stefan Elliott scored on the decisive goal on a shot through traffic.
Stars 2, Jets 1 (SO)
In Dallas, Tyler Seguin and Patrick Sharp scored back-to-back goals to start the shootout.
Flyers 4, Wild 3 (OT)
In St. Paul, Minnesota, Michael Del Zotto scored his second goal of the game with 37 seconds left in overtime.