PHILADELPHIA – Tomas Vokoun earned his fourth shutout of the season and rookie Evgeny Dadonov had a goal and an assist to lead the Florida Panthers to an easy 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.

Bill Thomas, Shawn Matthias, Mike Santorelli and Dmitry Kulikov also scored for the Panthers, who won for the fifth time in seven games and stopped the NHL’s top team.

The Flyers lost in regulation for the first time since being shut out by Boston on Dec. 1, a rare hiccup during a month in which they had secured 15 of a possible 18 points through their previous nine games, streaking to a league-leading 22 wins and 49 points. Philadelphia entered having won seven of eight.


LIGHTNING 5, HURRICANES 1: Steven Stamkos scored his 26th goal this season and the 100th of his career, leading host Tampa Bay.

Stamkos had one of three Lightning goals late in the second period that put Tampa Bay ahead 5-1. The center’s milestone goal came in his 194th NHL game.


WILD 4, FLAMES 1: Martin Havlat had a goal and an assist and Niklas Backstrom stopped 34 shots as Minnesota beat visiting Calgary.

Kyle Brodziak, John Madden and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for the Wild, who beat the Flames for the second time in three nights.


PENGUINS 6, COYOTES 1: Evgeni Malkin tied a career high with five points, Sidney Crosby extended his scoring streak to 21 games with a goal and two assists in Pittsburgh.


THRASHERS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 3: Tobias Enstrom had two goals and two assists, Fredrik Modin scored twice against his former team and Atlanta won in Toronto.


CANUCKS 3, BLUES 1: Aaron Volpatti scored his first career goal and Ryan Kesler had his fourth in three games as visiting Vancouver won.

Jeff Tambellini scored a late power-play goal, Mikael Samuelsson had two assists and Roberto Luongo stopped 15 shots to earn his 13th career win in 22 games against the Blues. Alex Steen scored for St. Louis.


The NHL will begin setting up the Winter Classic rink at Heinz Field within an hour after the Panthers-Steelers game ends Thursday night. The Penguins will play the Capitals in the New Year’s Day outdoor game. … The St. Louis Blues, depleted by injuries for much of the season, got a pair defensemen back for Monday night’s game against Vancouver. Roman Polak (wrist) and Alex Pietrangelo (upper-body) were expected to return to the lineup, giving the Blues their full complement of defensemen for the first time since Oct. 23.