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Jagr scores brace to help Panthers overcome Wild

AP, SUNRISE, Florida

The Florida Panthers’ Jaromir Jagr, center, is congratulated by his teammates after scoring against the Minnesota Wild in their NHL game at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, on Sunday.

Photo: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY

Jaromir Jagr scored two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, while Al Montoya made 38 saves as the streaking Florida Panthers beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday.

The victory was the ninth in a row for Florida and seventh straight at home — both franchise records. The nine-game winning streak ties Montreal, Washington and the New York Rangers for the longest in the NHL this season.

Dmitry Kulikov had two assists for the Panthers (23-12-4).

The 43-year-old Jagr has 735 goals, six behind Brett Hull for third on the league’s career list.

Jason Zucker scored the only goal for Minnesota.


Corey Crawford made 26 saves in his NHL-leading sixth shutout this season to lead Chicago past Ottawa for their third straight win.

Duncan Keith and Artem Anisimov scored for the Blackhawks, who got an empty-net goal from Andrew Desjardins with 48 seconds left.

Crawford was not tested consistently, but he was sharp when needed in earning his 18th career shutout in his 300th game.

Ottawa’s Craig Anderson stopped 27 shots.

In other games, it was:

‧ Islanders 6, Stars 5

‧ Ducks 4, Jets 1

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