Mackenzie powers Panthers past Blues 3-1

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Derek MacKenzie scored twice, and the Florida Panthers beat the St. Louis Blues3-1 on Tuesday night.

Brandon Pirri also scored for Florida, which has won three in a row. Roberto Luongo made 29 saves.

David Backes scored for the Blues. Jake Allen made 12 saves in two periods, and Brian Elliott made eight stops in the third.

It’s the first three-game win streak of the season for Florida, which opened a five-game trip with a 2-1 overtime victory at Detroit on Sunday.

The Blues had won six straight games against the Panthers. They are now 4-4-2 over their last 10 games after an 11-3-1 start to the season.