Phoenix’s Mike Smith, who was pulled from Monday’s game after giving up four goals on 22 shots, made 26 saves in the rematch against an offense that came in averaging four goals at home.
PANTHERS 4, HURRICANES 1
In Raleigh, North Carolina, Tomas Fleischmann, Marcel Goc and Shawn Matthias scored 6:12 apart in the third period to lead Florida past Carolina.
Jacob Markstrom stopped 33 shots and Filip Kuba had two assists.
The last-placed Panthers scored the first three goals and held on to snap their six-game losing streak.
Markstrom was 2:33 from a shutout when Jordan Staal scored for Carolina.
Dan Ellis stopped 40 shots for the Hurricanes, who lost their fourth straight.
BLUE JACKETS 4, PREDATORS 3
In Columbus, Ohio, Sergei Bobrovksy shook off a slap-shot to his mask and withstood two late goals, while Mark Letestu had a goal and an assist as Columbus beat struggling Nashville to extend their franchise-record point streak to 11 games.
Fedor Tyutin, Nikita Nikitin and Derick Brassard also scored for Columbus, who are on a 7-0-4 run. Vinny Prospal added three assists.
In other NHL action, it was:
‧ Sabres 3, Canadiens 2, OT
‧ Jets 3, Bruins 1
‧ Canucks 3, Blues 2