SUNRISE (AP) — Jonathan Quick bounced back from a poor performance and Alec Martinez scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period to lift the Los Angeles Kings over the Florida Panthers 3-1 on Monday night.
Marian Gaborik and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Kings, and Quick stopped 31 shots. The star goalie was back in net after being pulled when he gave up four goals on 21 shots through two periods Sunday at Carolina.
Aleksander Barkov scored for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo stopped 21 shots after replacing injured Al Montoya.
Montoya made seven saves and gave up one goal during his first start in eight games. He exited at 11:22 of the first period after taking a hit to the shoulder and head by the Kings’ Nick Shore while diving to cover the puck.
Martinez broke a 1-all tie with 2:44 left in the second. A shot by Kyle Clifford went off the back of Jordan Nolan, and Martinez backhanded the loose puck past Luongo.
Gaborik stretched the lead to 3-1 at 1:05 of the third. Gaborik brought the puck in from the blue line through the right circle and into the low slot before poking it past Luongo.
Toffoli gave the Kings a 1-0 lead when he took a pass from Milan Lucic from behind the net to the right circle, then wristed it past Montoya just inside the post on the glove side at 7:47 of the first.
Barkov tied it with his power-play goal at 5:07 of the second. Barkov shot from the right circle and the puck bounced off Quick’s blocker and into the net. Jaromir Jagr was credited with an assist.
The Panthers were outshot 17-4 in the first period.
NOTES: Gaborik played in his 900th NHL game. . Barkov has six goals in his past nine games for the Panthers. . Jagr has points in four straight games.
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