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Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020





Acciari Scores Late to Give Panthers 5-4 Win Over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Noel Acciari scored with 5.6 seconds left in the third period and the Florida Panthers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 Monday night for their fifth straight win.

Acciari tipped a shot from the point by Mark Pysyk that was first tipped by Aaron Ekblad. A video review upheld the goal and gave Florida its first regulation victory in Minnesota. Since a 2001 scoreless tie during the Wild’s inaugural season, Minnesota was 10-0-1 at home against Florida, including seven wins in a row.

Noel Acciari Florida Panthers
Florida Panthers right wing Noel Acciari (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Keith Yandle had a goal and three assists, and Aleksander Barkov added a goal and an assist for Florida. Evgenii Dadonov and Vincent Trocheck also scored. Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves in his second consecutive start.

Luke Kunin had two goals, Zach Parise scored on the power play and Jared Spurgeon added a goal and an assist for Minnesota. Alex Stalock stopped 20 shots.


DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri had two goals and an assist, Nathan MacKinnon also scored twice and Colorado beat reeling Detroit.

Matt Nieto and Ryan Graves also scored for the Avalanche, and Pavel Francouz stopped 22 shots. Cale Makar had two assists. Colordo finished 3-0-2 on a five-game homestand.

Tyler Bertuzzi, Dylan Larkin and Givani Smith scored for Detroit, which has dropped five in a row (0-4-1). Larkin also had two assists. Jimmy Howard made 40 saves in falling to 2-18-2.

Dylan Larkin Detroit Red Wings
Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Leading 2-1 early in the third, Kadri helped Colorado put the game out of reach when he and Nieto added goals 53 seconds apart.

After Smith pulled Detroit to 5-3 late in the third, MacKinnon added an empty-netter with 1:00 remaining to seal the win.

Kadri and MacKinnon scored 1:54 apart early in the second to give the Avalanche the lead after Bertizzo put Detroit ahead early in the first.


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