Luongo makes 32 saves, Panthers beat Jets 4-2 in Finland
HELSINKI (AP) — Roberto Luongo made 32 saves in his return from a knee injury and the Florida Panthers rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Friday night for a two-game split in the Finnish capital.
Keith Yandle, Mike Hoffman, Evgeni Dadonov and Frank Vatrano scored and Jonathan Huberdeau added two assists. The Panthers overcame an early 2-1 deficit for their first regulation victory and third overall win in the first 11 games.
Coming off a hat trick Thursday night in Winnipegs 4-2 victory, Finnish star Patrik Laine scored again In front of a capacity crowd of 13,500 at Hartwall Arena. Nikolaj Ehlers also connected, and captain Blake Wheeler had two assists.
Yandle broke a tie on a power play with 26 seconds left in the second period, driving a slap shot past goalie Connor Hellebuyck Hoffman tied it on a power play at 4:59 of the second.
Vatrano scored off a turnover midway through the third.