SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jaromir Jagr had three assists to pull into a tie for second place on the NHL’s career points list, Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck scored in the shootout, and the Florida Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Jagr pulled even with Mark Messier with 1,887 points, trailing only Wayne Gretzky (2,857).
Roberto Luongo stopped 33 shots, including both attempts in the shootout, to pull into a tie with Terry Sawchuk for fifth all-time in the NHL with 447 wins.
Nick Bjugstad had his first goal of the season, Keith Yandle also scored and Barkov had a goal and two assists for the Panthers.
Rasmus Ristolainen and San Reinhart each had a goal and an assist for the Sabres. Evander Kane also scored and Robin Lehner made 36 saves.
Bjugstad tied the score at 3=3 when he swept in the puck from in front off a pass from Barkov with 3:51 left in the third.
With the score tied at 2, Ristolainen rifled a slap shot from the high slot that got past Luongo with 7:41 left in the third and put the Sabres ahead.
Ristolainen has three goals and 11 assists in his past 10 games.
Trailing 2-0, Buffalo scored two goals 70 seconds apart in the second period.
Reinhart’s power-play goal made it 2-1 with 4:15 left in the second. Ristolainen shot from the blue line and Reinhart redirected the puck past Luongo.
Kane poked in a rebound in front of the crease with 3:05 left in the second to tie the game at 2.
Barkov’s goal gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead with 3:51 left in the first. Jagr passed to Barkov in the slot. Barkov’s initial shot was blocked by Lehner but Barkov grabbed the loose puck at the right side of the crease and poked the puck off Lehner’s left skate and across the goal line. Barkov has nine points in his last eight games.
Yandle made it 2-0 with a wrist shot from the point that got by Lehner on the glove side with 7:46 remaining in the second.
Luongo took a stick to the face from Buffalo’s William Carrier that dislodged his mask in the first minute of the third period but stayed in the game after a brief delay.
NOTES: Panthers C Jonathan Marchessault missed his third straight game and seventh of the past eight with a groin injury. … Former Panthers D Dmitry Kulikov made his first appearance in Sunrise since being traded to Buffalo in July. The Panthers played a video tribute to Kulikov midway through the second period. … The Sabres scratched D Justin Faulk and LW Nicolas Deslauriers.
Sabres: Host Carolina on Thursday night.
Panthers: Host Boston on Thursday night.
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