Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky shines in 2-1 win over Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha, left, crosses the path of Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky during the first period Tuesday in Sunrise, Fla. (AP photo)


Associated Press

SUNRISE, Fla. — Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves and Patric Hornqvist was credited with the eventual winning goal when a teammate’s shot bounced off his shoulder and into the net as the Florida Panthers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Bobrovsky improved to 4-0-1 this season. Alex Wennberg also scored for the Panthers.

Hornqvist’s winner and sixth goal of the season came on a power play when a shot by Aaron Ekblad deflected off his shoulder and over the head of Thomas Greiss at 8:04 of the second period, making the score 2-1. Hornqvist also had an assist.

Filip Zadina scored for the Red Wings.

Greiss stopped 20 shots in his eighth straight appearance.

The Panthers are 10-1-1 over their last 12 games against Detroit. The Red Wings have lost nine of 10.

Zadina put the Red Wings ahead 1-0 at the 3:31 mark of the first.

Dylan Larkin’s assist on Zadina’s goal, his first point in four games, gives him 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) in 22 games against the Panthers.

Huberdeau’s assist on the goal by Wennberg was his 450th NHL point.