SUNRISE, Fla. — Aleksander Barkov scored his 24th goal of the season, James Reimer made 24 saves in his first start in six games and the surging Florida Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Friday night.

The Panthers have won five straight and are 12-3 in their past 15.

Colton Sceviour, Aaron Ekblad and Mike Matheson also scored for the Panthers, and Evgenii Dadanov had two assists.

Sam Reinhart scored for the Sabres, and Robin Lehner made 26 saves.

Barkov stretched the Panthers’ lead to 3-1 when he flipped the puck over Lehner’s shoulder at 6:49 of the second period. Barkov has six goals and nine assists in his past 10 games and is tied with Vincent Trocheck for the team lead in goals.

Sceviour made it 4-1 when he poked in a rebound with 8:44 left in the second.

Ekblad put the Panthers ahead 2-1 after he took a cross-ice pass from Keith Yandle in the right circle and wristed it past Lehner with 3:19 left in the first.

Matheson gave Florida a 1-0 lead 1:25 in when he corralled the puck in the high slot and fired a shot that beat Lehner on the stick side. The goal was Matheson’s ninth but first on home ice.

Reinhart tied the score at 1 when he swept the puck in from the right side at 5:34 of the first.

HURRICANES 3, DEVILS 1: Teuvo Teravainen and Justin Williams scored in the third period and Carolina overcame yet another goal by New Jersey’s Taylor Hall to win at home.

Teravainen’s redirection at 9:37 of the third period made it 2-1, and Williams added an empty-net goal with 21 seconds remaining. Derek Ryan also scored and Cam Ward stopped 25 shots to help Carolina to its second straight win since dropping six straight.

Hall’s second-period goal extended his point streak to 24 games.

CANADIENS 6, ISLANDERS 3: Alex Galchenyuk completed his hat trick shortly after Paul Byron and Noah Juulsen scored 1:43 apart in the third period, lifting Canadiens to a win at New York.

Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty left the game in the third period with a lower-body injury.

NOTES

LAWSUIT: NHL linesman Don Henderson’s lawsuit against former Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman has been set aside by a judge to be handled by an arbitrator within the league.

The $10.25 million lawsuit was filed by Henderson after he was hit from behind during a game against the Nashville Predators.

In his statement of claim, Henderson says he suffered a concussion and injuries to his neck, back, shoulder and knee, with the neck injury requiring surgery. Henderson also claims he suffered shock, anxiety, depression, headaches and permanent and partial disability.

The statement of claim contains allegations that have not been proven in court.

The lawsuit was set aside by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Willie DeWit.

Henderson was hurt during Calgary’s 2-1 loss to Nashville on Jan. 27, 2016.