SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Keith Yandle scored his 100th career goal, Chris Driedger made 23 saves and the Florida Panthers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Sunday night.
Eetu Luostarinen scored his first NHL goal, and Aaron Ekblad, Patric Hornqvist and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for Florida, who had three goals in the third period to retire in their delayed opening. The Panthers must have played in Dallas twice last week, games canceled due to an outbreak of COVID-19 among the Stars.
Alex DeBrincat and Connor Murphy scored for the Blackhawks. Collin Delia stopped 24 shots.
As late as last Friday, it looked like Yandle was going to be wiped out of this game and break his streak of games in 866 straight regular season games, the longest active streak in the NHL. Instead, Yandle scored the goal and extended his streak to 867.
“Getting a win is the most important thing, but my 100th goal it took a while to get it and I’m happy,” said Yandle. “For me, it was …
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