NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Florida Panthers finally ended a long losing streak in Nashville.
Roberto Luongo made 32 saves to lead the Panthers to a 2-1 win over the Predators on Thursday night.
Quinton Howden and Jonathan Huberdeau scored for Florida, which won its fourth straight despite being outshot 33-16.
“We came in and Nashville played a great game against us,” Florida coach Gerard Gallant said. “They really put a lot of pressure on us and forced us. We battled, we worked hard, but they definitely had the majority of the game.”
The Panthers snapped a nine-game losing streak in Nashville, winning here for the first time since Dec. 11, 1999.
Roman Josi had the Nashville goal and Pekka Rinne had 14 saves. The Predators lost for the third time in four games.
“The goals just haven’t come,” Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis said. “We know we can do it. We have guys who can score thirty and forty goals, so I think it will come.”
Howden scored the game’s first goal with 5:01 left in the first period. Panthers captain Willie Mitchell sent a pass up the left side that was tipped ahead by Connor Brickley. The…