NHL Wrap: Blues fall to Panthers, Coyotes hold on

Vincent Trocheck scored with just under five seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip – their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.

The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.

Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row.

In Arizona, the Coyotes hit the Ducks for three in the first period and then held on for a narrow 3-2 win.

Christian Dvorak, Jakob Chychrun and Radim Vrbata fired the Coyotes into a 3-0 lead with 5:10 remaining in the opening period.

Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf pulled one back in the second period, deflecting Josh Manson’s shot past Mike Smith, and added a second with just 26.8 seconds left in the third.

But replacement tender Marek Langhamer made two crucial stops as Arizona held on.

The Coyotes have won four of their last six.

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