NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mackenzie Blackwood made 34 saves and the New Jersey Devils beat the Panthers 7-3 Tuesday night, handing Florida a second-straight regulation loss after it went 11 games without one.

Andreas Johnsson scored twice and defenseman P.K. Subban had the go-ahead goal as the Devils had their biggest offensive output of the season.

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Florida lost for the first time in regulation against the Rangers on Monday at Madison Square Garden after a 10-0-1 start.

Nico Hischier, Pavel Zacha, Ty Smith and Jimmy Vesey also scored for the Devils, who are off to a 6-3-2 start.

With the score tied 3-3, Subban’s shot from the point late in the second period eluded Panthers goaltender Spencer Knight for his first goal of the season. Zacha gave the Devils a two-goal cushion with a power-play goal at 4:44 of the third. Smith and Vesey closed out the scoring.

Sam Bennett – returning to the Panthers lineup after missing four games with an upper body injury — opened the scoring at 3:53 of the first, knocking the puck past Blackwood for his fifth goal of the year.

Johnsson tied the contest on the power-play at 15:46.

Hischier put the Devils ahead 2-1, tipping a shot by Smith past Knight.

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The second period started with three goals in the first two minutes. Florida captain Aleksander Barkov scored his team-leading eighth goal at 24 seconds before Owen Tippett put the Panthers ahead 3-2 at 1:29 with his third of the season.

Barkov’s goal was the 189th of his career, passing Olli Jokinen for the most goals in Panthers franchise history.

Johnsson tied the contest at 3 with his second of the game and sixth of the season at 1:58 of the second.

NOTES: Devils F Miles Wood, who was injured in a preseason game, would be out indefinitely following right hip surgery. … Devils forward Tyce Thompson made his season debut. … Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton missed his third straight game with a lower body injury. … New Jersey also scratched forwards Yegor Sharangovich and Mason Geertsen. … The Panthers scratched forwards Ryan Lomberg and Mason Marchment, who was injured against the Rangers on Monday and defenseman Kevin Connauton. … The teams meet again Nov. 18 and April 2 in Florida.


Devils: Host New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Panthers: Visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.

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