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SUNRISE (AP) — Vincent Trocheck had two goals and an assist to help Roberto Luongo win his 404th game and lift the Florida Panthers to a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.
Brian Campbell added a goal and two assists and Reilly Smith also had a goal and an assist. Luongo made 31 saves to pass Grant Fuhr for sole possession of ninth all-time on the wins list.
The Panthers won their second straight game.
Gabriel Landeskog scored a goal and Reto Berra stopped 24 shots for the Avalanche, who have lost four straight games.
Trocheck’s second power-play goal at 2:56 of the third extended the Panthers lead to 2-0. Trocheck took a pass from Dmitry Kulikov in the left circle and his one-timer went off the stick of Berra and inside the post.
Smith stretched the Panthers lead to 3-0 on the power-play with 10:11 left in the third. Smith’s shot from the left circle got past Berra on the stick side.
Campbell’s short-handed goal at 14:02 of the third made the score 4-0.
Landeskog scored with 56.7 seconds left to deny Luongo the shutout.
Trocheck gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead on his first power-play goal at 19:40 of the first. Trocheck skated in from the Colorado zone and his wrist shot from the right circle got inside the far post on Berra’s stick side.
Jaromir Jagr left the game with about two minutes left in the first period with a lower-body injury and did not return. The 43-year-old Jagr is the Panthers leading scorer with six goals and 10 points.
The Panthers, who had allowed at least one power-play goal in the last five games, killed off five penalties, including a 5-on-3 for 52 seconds in the second.
Notes: Avalanche F Jarome Iginla played in his 1,400th NHL game, the 35th player in NHL history to reach that milestone. … D Tyson Barrie returned after serving a three-game suspension for a hit on Anaheim’s Simon Despres in a 3-0 win on Oct. 16. … Panthers C Aleksander Barkov will not need surgery to repair his broken right hand, and is expected to miss two to four months.
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