Panthers drop Red Wings to extend winning streak to 12

Mason Marchment had a goal and an assist as the Florida Panthers extended their winning streak to a franchise-tying 12 games in a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday in Sunrise, Fla.The winning streak — tops in the NHL this season — matches the Panthers’ 12-game run from Dec. 15, 2015 to Jan. 10, 2016.Their last loss was a 5-2 setback on March 27 in Toronto against the Maple Leafs, whom they host Saturday.Aleksander Barkov and Sam Reinhart netted power-play goals, and Noel Acciari and MacKenzie Weegar scored for the Panthers (56-15-6, 118 points), who won for the 10th consecutive time at home where they are an NHL-best 33-6-0.Jonathan Huberdeau’s two assists evened him with Edmonton’s Connor McDavid for the league lead in points with 113.Florida’s 322 goals this season are the most by a team in the past 25 years, eclipsing Tampa Bay’s 319 in 2018-19.Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves for his 38th triumph to tie Nashville’s Juuse Saros for the NHL lead.The Red Wings (30-38-10, 70 points) got goals from Sam Gagner and Tyler Bertuzzi and two assists from Pius Suter.After losing 6-1 to Florida Sunday in Detroit, Alex Nedeljkovic surrendered five goals on 27 shots.

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