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MONTREAL (AP) Roberto Luongo got another shutout and helped the Florida Panthers inch closer to a playoff spot.Luongo stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the season and 76th of his career Brandon Manning Jersey Womens , leading the Panthers to a 2-0 victory over the injury-riddled Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.Aaron Ekblad and Aleksander Barkov scored to help Florida pull three points behind idle new Jersey for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference with two games in hand on the Devils.”As a team we have to remember to just stay in the moment,” said Luongo, whose club is 10-2-1 in its last 13 games. ”Right now we’ll enjoy tonight but we have another big game (Tuesday night at Ottawa).”Sometimes you get frustrated when you’re trying to chase teams and they seem to keep winning, so we just want to focus on our job and make sure we put our best game forward on a nightly basis and that stuff will take care of itself in the end.”Luongo tied Ed Belfour and Tony Esposito for ninth place on the NHL’s career list for shutouts.”It doesn’t mean much now,” he said. ”Our goal is to make the playoffs and get some wins down the stretch. … so 100 per cent of my focus is on that.”Antti Niemi finished with 38 saves – including two stops on Evgenii Dadonov on breakaways – for Montreal, which was shut out for the second straight game and 12th time this season – including three against the Panthers. The Canadiens were coming off a 4-0 loss at Toronto on Saturday.Missing key players including defenseman Shea Weber and forwards Max Pacioretty Womens Zach Parise Jersey , Phillip Danault and Andrew Shaw, nearly half the Canadiens’ lineup was call-ups from the AHL and they at times looked overwhelmed by the Panthers.”To me it’s evident – we don’t have our team,” coach Claude Julien said. ”Right now we’re not a good team. It’s not that the players aren’t good. We have a lot of injuries and even some of the players who aren’t (inexperienced) are getting more ice time than they’re used to.”The opening 10 minutes saw two fights, one of which had Ekblad sparring with Nicolas Deslauriers. It may have fired up the big defenseman because he stole a puck from Michael McCarron, deked past defenseman Jeff Petry and beat Niemi with a move to the backhand for an unassisted goal with 1:29 left in the opening period.Jacob De La Rose thought he had tied it for Montreal 17 seconds later, but a video review showed Alex Galchenyuk was offside by a toenail and it was waived off.Barkov got his 26th of the season at 6:23 of the third when his shot from the left side went in off Montreal forward Logan Shaw.”There’s a lot of confidence in this room Cam Ward Jersey Womens ,” said Ekblad. ”Wins never come easy, but a lot of us are feeling very confident, making smart plays and doing the right things.”Star goalie Carey Price returned to the Montreal lineup after a concussion suffered Feb. 20. He backed up Niemi, but may be ready to start when the Canadiens visit Pittsburgh on Wednesday.UP NEXTTongueanthers: At Ottawa on Tuesday night as they continue a stretch of seven of eight on the road.Canadiens: At Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov finished off the Toronto Maple Leafs with his first NHL hat trick.Barkov scored at 3:24 of overtime to complete the hat trick and give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 victory over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.Barkov became the first player in Panthers franchise history to complete a hat trick with an overtime goal. He slipped the puck past goalie Frederik Andersen with a backhanded shot from the right side of the crease.“I still probably can’t believe it’s been like 10 years (in Europe) since my last hat trick and I kind of forgot how it feels,” Barkov said. “Maybe I will realize later what happened.”Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist , and Roberto Luongo made 29 saves to help the Panthers snap a four-game skid.“I hate looking at the game sheet and seeing the minutes he (Barkov) plays but we’re in a situation where we don’t have a choice sometimes,” coach Bob Boughner said. “He was our best player tonight and the best player on the ice.”Mitchell Marner scored twice for Toronto, John Tavares added his team-high 20th goal and Andersen stopped 28 shots. The Maple Leafs have lost four of their past five.“Obviously, Barkov was the best player on the ice by 10 miles,” Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. “Their team was desperate, they hadn’t won in a while Anders Lee Jersey , and our desperation didn’t match their skill level.”The Maple Leafs tied it at 3 with 1:39 left in regulation on Marner’s second goal. His shot from the right circle beat the screened Luongo.Toronto closed to 2-1 when Tavares tipped in a shot from the point by Jake Gardiner with 9:36 left in the third.Marner tied it with 3:39 left in the third, beating Luongo on the glove side from the right circle.“We needed to get the pucks in more and challenge their ‘D’ a little bit,” Marner said. “I think we did that in the third and that’s why we were successful.”The Panthers reclaimed the lead 27 seconds later on Barkov’s second goal. He fired a shot from the slot that got past Andersen.“He (Barkov) probably doesn’t get enough recognition around the league for how good he is,” Tavares said. “He’s a really steady, smart two-way guy. He’s strong, big Andrew Ladd Jersey , smooth and reads the play well. He’s got great poise and a guy you have to be aware of out there.”NOTES: The Panthers have scored at least one power-play goal in 19 of their past 22 games. .. Florida recalled forwards Henrik Borgstrom and Jayce Hawryluk from Springfield of the AHL on Saturday. The Panthers also loaned forwards Anthony Greco and Dryden Hunt to Springfield. … Florida C Nick Bjugstad missed his fourth game with an upper-body injury, but did participate in the morning skate. … Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman was back in the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for his hit on Boston defenseman Charlie McAvoy.UP NEXT:Maple Leafs: At New Jersey on Tuesday night.Panthers: At Buffalo on Tuesday night.

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