Panthers end nine-game slide vs. Oilers at home

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers ended a nine-game home losing streak against the Edmonton Oilers with a 4-1 victory at BB&T center on Thursday.

Evgenii Dadonov, Nick Bjugstad, Jonathan Huberdeau and Colton Sceviour scored, and Roberto Luongo made 26 saves for the Panthers (4-5-3), who had not defeated the Oilers at home since March 8, 2002. Vincent Trocheck and Mike Hoffman each had two assists. Hoffman extended his point streak to 10 games, the longest active streak in the NHL. 

It was Luongo’s first home start this season. He was making his second consecutive start after missing 10 games because of a knee injury sustained in the season opener Oct. 6.

Leon Draisaitl scored, and Cam Talbot made 29 saves for the Oilers (8-7-1), who ended their four-game road trip with a third consecutive loss (1-3-0).

Florida scored twice to take a 2-0 lead in the second period when it outshot Edmonton 19-4.

Dadonov opened the scoring at 6:45 when he scored in front to complete a three-way passing play with Hoffman and Aleksander Barkov. Hoffman joined Pavel Bure, Olli Jokinen and Jussi Jokinen as the only players in Panthers history with a point streak of at least 10 games.

Bjugstad made it 2-0 at 8:12 after he grabbed a loose puck in front of the net after Bogdan Kiselevich‘s shot was blocked.

Draisaitl scored 23 seconds into the third period when he redirected a pass from Connor McDavid after a Florida turnover in the neutral zone.

Huberdeau made it 3-1 with a power-play goal at 3:43, and Sceviour scored into an empty net with 49 seconds remaining.

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