Jets’ back-and-forth effort ends in a loss to Panthers

Micheal Haley scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period to lead the Florida Panthers over the Winnipeg Jets 6-4 on Thursday night.

Vincent Trocheck had two goals, and Denis Malgin, Mark Pysyk and Aaron Ekblad also scored for the Panthers, who snapped a three-game skid. James Reimer made 35 saves.

Patrik Laine had a goal and two assists for the Jets. Blake Wheeler, Adam Lowry and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored. Eric Comrie stopped 30 shots in his second career start.

The Panthers took a 5-4 lead when Haley redirected a shot by Derek MacKenzie 9:58 to the third. Trocheck added an empty-netter with 10.1 seconds left.

Trocheck gave the Panthers a 4-3 lead 48 seconds into the third when he poked in a rebound during a power play. The Jets tied it 1:03 later on Laine’s goal.

The Panthers tied it at 3 when Malgin took a pass from Colton Sceviour from behind the internet in front and poked it past Comrie with 4:13 left in the second.

The Jets took a 3-2 on a power-play target by Wheeler. The Panthers had murdered off a 5-on-3, but six seconds later Wheeler took a wonderful pass from Laine and fired a shot from the right circle at 3:50 of the moment.

Pysyk and Ekblad put Florida up 2-0 with goals 29 seconds apart in the first period, but Ehlers and Lowry tied it before the first intermission.

Courtesy: The Globe And Mail