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Red Wings beat Panthers 5-4 for 6th straight victory

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Luke Glendening scored twice and Stephen Weiss had a goal and two assists against his former team to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Henrik Zetterberg and Drew Miller also scored for Detroit, and Petr Mrazek made 37 saves in his eighth consecutive start.

The Red Wings have won eight of nine. They beat the Panthers for the first time in three games this season.

Florida has lost five straight games, including four in a row at home.

Brad Boyes, Nick Bjugstad, Brandon Pirri and Aleksander Barkov scored for the Panthers. Barkov also had a pair of assists.

Robert Luongo stopped 12 of 17 shots and was replaced by Al Montoya with 7:37 left in the second period. Montoya made 10 saves.

Trailing 2-1, the Red Wings scored four goals in a span of 10:47 of the second.

Zetterberg tied it 32 seconds in when he grabbed a loose puck in the slot and beat Luongo with a wrist shot.

Detroit took a 3-2 lead on Glendening’s first goal. An errant pass from behind the net and a rebound gave Glendening an open shot from in front and he put the puck past Luongo at 7:07.

Weiss stretched the lead to 4-2 when he poked in the puck from in front at 8:26. Weiss, who played for the Panthers from 2001-13, scored his first goal against them.

Glendening made the score 5-2 on his second goal, beating Luongo on the glove side at 11:19. Glendening had multiple goals for the first time in his career.

Bjugstad’s power-play goal at 15:30 of the second made it 5-3. Bjugstad leads the Panthers with 16 goals.

Boyes’ goal at 10:54 of the third pulled the Panthers to 5-4. Barkov passed from the left side to Boyes in front, who redirected the puck into the net.

Florida had gone 1 for 23 on the power play over its last eight games before scoring a pair of power-play goals in the first period.

Pirri broke a 1-all tie at 10:16. His shot was partially blocked by Mrazek, but the puck trickled under his pads and crossed the goal line before being swept out by a Red Wings defenseman. The play was initially called no goal, but was overturned on review.

The Red Wings took a 1-0 lead on a short-handed goal by Miller in the first at 8:06.

The Panthers answered about a minute later during a 5-on-3 power play when Barkov’s wrist shot went high into the net at 9:08.

NOTES: Detroit D Tomas Jurco missed his eighth game with a back injury. … Weiss played 654 games with Florida, the most in franchise history. … Barkov has eight points in his last 10 games.

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