NHL

Panthers in playoff position after 3-2 win over Kings

  • Florida Panthers celebrate a goal by left winger Jonathan Huberdeau against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Florida Panthers celebrate a goal by left winger Jonathan Huberdeau against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (1) blocks a shot by the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (1) blocks a shot by the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings left winger Tanner Pearson, right, celebrates his goal and defenseman Paul LaDue (38) his assist against, during the second period against the Florida Panthers in an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Los Angeles Kings left winger Tanner Pearson, right, celebrates his goal and defenseman Paul LaDue (38) his assist against, during the second period against the Florida Panthers in an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (The Associated Press)

Aleksander Barkov scored the go-ahead goal 15 seconds into the third period, Roberto Luongo made 33 saves and the Florida Panthers beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win.

Jussi Jokinen and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for the Panthers, who have won seven of eight. Florida is tied with Boston for third in the Atlantic Division and leads Toronto for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference by one point.

Tanner Pearson and Dwight King each scored and Peter Budaj made 22 saves for the Kings, who remain one point behind Calgary for the second wild card in the Western Conference.