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SUNRISE http://www.arizonacardinalsteamonline.com/josh-rosen-jersey , Fla. (AP) Record-setting wins don’t get much hollower than Florida’s victory Saturday night.The Panthers were eliminated from playoff contention, even after Vincent Trocheck scored late in the third period to help hold off the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 and set a franchise mark with 27 home victories.Florida’s slim playoff hopes ended when Philadelphia beat the New York Rangers 5-0 earlier in the day. The Panthers took out their frustration on the Sabres, going ahead 3-0 in the first period.The Panthers’ season ends in Boston on Sunday.”We wanted to go in tomorrow and have a chance to clinch a spot in the playoffs,” coach Bob Boughner said. ”It’s tough to have to rely on other teams. We know an hour before the game our playoff hopes were done. It was tough going into this game and getting the job done tonight.”Jonathan Huberdeau scored a power-play goal for the Panthers. Colton Sceviour had a goal and an assist and Nick Bjugstad also scored.”I think everybody in here is disappointed. The whole goal this year was to make the playoffs,” Trocheck said. ”Everybody coming into the game, we were all preparing as if it was going to be a do-or-die game. Kind of went into it the same way we would have gone into it if we were in the playoffs.”James Reimer made 38 saves in place of Roberto Luongo, who had played three games in four nights, including his 1,000th game Thursday. The Panthers also played without points leader Aleksander Barkov Josh Rosen Jersey Limited , who injured his shoulder late in the third period in Thursday’s game against the Bruins. Barkov will also miss Sunday’s finale.Ryan O’Reilly, Sam Reinhart and Jason Pominville scored for Buffalo. Chad Johnson allowed three goals on 12 shots in the first period and was replaced to start the second with Adam Wilcox. Wilcox finished with 14 stops in his NHL debut.”The guys did a good job battling for me,” Wilcox said. ”They knew it was my debut tonight. A lot of respect for them battling for me for two periods. I just wanted to give the guys a chance to get back in the game, and they did a good job of doing that.”The Panthers were cruising but the Sabres mounted a final flurry, scoring two goals 21 seconds apart late in the third period to make it 3-2. Pominville scored on a wrist shot with 4:30 left, and Reinhart scored shortly after.”Just to be blunt and honest, that was typically what our season was,” coach Phil Housley said. ”We couldn’t come out and start on time, and then we get the urgency to push back and get back into a game and make a game of it.”Trocheck’s empty-netter with 1:23 left made it score 4-2. O’Reilly’s power-play tally with 15.8 left closed the gap to 4-3.The Panthers took a 1-0 lead when Huberdeau deflected in a shot from Trocheck during a 5-on-3 power-play at 3:04 of the first. Sceviour made it 2-0 when he deflected a shot by Frank Vatrano at 10:59. Bjugstad then slid a puck under Johnson at 13:39.NOTES: Retiring Panthers F Radim Vrbata played his last game. Vrbata played 1 Authentic Julio Jones Jersey ,057 career games, including 42 with the Panthers. ”I’m glad I got a chance to play and have my family here. My wife, my sons, they got to see me one more time.” … O’Reilly set the NHL record for faceoff wins in a single season with 1,269 – passing Rod Brind’Amour (1,268 FOW in 2005-06). ”It’s special. It’s something I take a lot of pride in,” O’Reilly said. … A moment of silence was observed before the game in memory of the lives lost in a traffic accident Friday night involving the Humboldt Broncos, a youth hockey team from Canada.UP NEXTSabres: Completed their season.Panthers: Visit Boston Bruins on Sunday.— GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Montreal Canadiens scored twice within two minutes of the third period to turn a 3-0 deficit into a one-goal game Julio Jones Jersey Limited , and Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta wasn’t happy.He shouted at his teammates on the bench during a break in the action, and the Coyotes responded. They scored two goals and finished off a 5-2 win over the Canadiens Thursday night.”Hopefully I don’t need to do that anymore,” Raanta said. ”Great to get the win but also learn from those mistakes.”Article continues below ...Raanta could laugh about it after the game, but coach Rick Tocchet and his staff were happy to see some fire from their No. 1 goaltender.”That woke our team up. I love that,” Tocchet said.Brendan Perlini scored twice in a 19-second span in the second period, and the Coyotes got their third straight win and fourth in five games.Perlini scored his first two goals since a four-game streak from Jan. 18-25. Tobias Rieder had a goal and assist in the third period to help the Coyotes hold off Montreal.”We’re just trying to get better every day. Last few games have been good for us but we still have a lot to learn and a lot to prove,” Perlini said.Clayton Keller had a goal and three assists, and Raanta made 34 saves for the Coyotes. They have earned points in five straight games.The Canadiens, on the second night of a back-to-back after playing at Colorado on Wednesday http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/julio-jones-jersey , lost their fourth straight. Brendan Gallagher scored his team-leading 21st goal of the season.Gallagher and Daniel Carr scored less than two minutes apart in the third to cut the Coyotes’ lead to 3-2. Carr stuffed in the puck right after Arizona’s Max Domi miraculously stopped a shot by reaching his stick across the goal mouth and knocking it away.Rieder’s power-play goal at 10:46 gave the Coyotes a key insurance goal. Then, Josh Archibald’s backhander with 3:59 to play made it 5-2.Keller’s pass from behind the net found Perlini for Perlini’s first goal 57 seconds into the second, and he got an assist on Perlini’s breakaway goal at 1:16.Oliver Ekman-Larsson also had three assists, the second one being the pass ahead to Perlini for his second goal of the night and 16th of the season.Carey Price had 16 stops for Montreal.Keller’s third goal in five games gave the Coyotes a 1-0 lead at 13:56 of the first period. After a boarding penalty to Montreal’s Max Pacioretty gave the Coyotes a power play, Keller took a pass from Ekman-Larsson and had plenty of time to load up a wrist shot that zipped past Price.Keller had hit the goal post with a shot moments before. He registered his team-leading 17th goal of the season and set a career high with a four-point game.”Good power play. Just getting shots early there leads to passing lanes,” Keller said.Raanta’s best save of the night came just over five minutes into the game. He reached far to his left for a glove save on Nikita Scherbak’s shot that was headed for the net.”When you feel good, sometimes you can make that kind of save,” Raanta said. ”Need a little bit of luck also to get the puck straight to your paw.”The Canadiens outshot the Coyotes 36-21 but couldn’t solve Raanta for the first two periods. A slashing penalty gave Montreal a power play early in the third, and Gallagher put in a rebound at 5:46 Authentic Matt Ryan Jersey , making the score 3-1.”Can’t dig yourselves holes, especially on the road,” Gallagher said. ”That’s what cost us.”NOTES: The Coyotes opened a seven-game homestand Thursday, which will be their longest of the season. … F Richard Panik was a healthy scratch. He’d been a top-line player, but has not scored a point in his last eight games. … Jacob de la Rose and Carr were in the lineup for Montreal, replacing healthy scratches Nicolas Deslauriers and Byron Froese. … A moment of silence for the victims of the school shooting in Florida was observed.UP NEXTCanadiens: At Vegas on Saturday night.Coyotes: Host Edmonton on Saturday.