Panthers recover, defeat Seguin, Stars in OT

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SUNRISE, Fla. — Tyler Seguin scored the tying goal in the third period in his season debut, but the Dallas Stars lost 5-4 in overtime to the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center on Monday.

Seguin, who missed the first 51 games this season after undergoing a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair on Nov. 2, tied it 4-4 at 4:06 on a rebound in front. His goal came 11 seconds after Joel Kiviranta cut it to 4-3.

However, Joe Pavelski took a hooking penalty in overtime against Barkov, who would beat Jake Oettinger with a one-timer from the left circle at 2:50.

MacKenzie Weegar had a goal and an assist, and Keith Yandle, Owen Tippett and Grigori Denisenko each had two assists for Florida (35-14-5), which has won four straight. Spencer Knight made 25 saves to became the youngest goaltender in NHL history (20 years, 14 days) to win his first four decisions.

Roope Hintz had a goal and an assist for Dallas (21-17-14), which is 0-2-2 in its past four games. Anton Khudobin allowed four goals on 15 shots before being replaced in the second period by Oettinger, who made 27 saves. 

Jonathan Huberdeau gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead at 1:53 of the first period when he finished off a 2-on-1 with Tippett. 

Nikita Gusev scored 49 seconds later to make it 2-0, getting to a rebound in front with his backhand.

Pavelski cut it to 2-1 with a power-play goal at 12:04. He beat Knight over his glove with a shot near the left post.

Weegar gave Florida a 3-1 lead at 14:13 with a wrist shot off a rush. 

Hintz was then credited with the goal that made it 3-2 at 17:16 when he pressured Weegar in the Panthers zone, and Weegar’s attempt to clear the puck across the slot deflected in off Knight’s skate. 

Gustav Forsling scored 45 seconds into the second period to make it 4-2.

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