SUNRISE Womens Justin Faulk Jersey , Fla. — The Florida Panthers hope to get on track on Saturday night against the visiting Vancouver Canucks.The Panthers (0-1-1) have only played two games — some rivals have played as many as five — so there’s a l-o-n-g way to go. But even so, the Panthers know they came up one point short of the playoffs last season, and these October games count just as much as the ones in February.The Panthers also know that their Hall of Fame goalie, Roberto Luongo, is out with a knee injury, likely for a month, and a lot is riding on backup James Reimer, who gave up five goals in Thursday’s 5-4 home loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.Article continues below ...“We win and lose as a team,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said when asked about Reimer. “There’s no talking about goalies or individual play.”Coaches generally don’t talk about goalies only when they’re not happy with the performance. It’s possible that Boughner will start third-string goalie Michael Hutchinson, who has played 102 NHL games and was recalled from the American Hockey League once Luongo was injured.Meanwhile, the Canucks (2-2-0) traveled to Tampa Bay and beat the Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night. The score was tied midway through the third period, when Brock Boeser scored the winner.Vancouver figures to start former Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom. However, it’s possible that Anders Nilsson, who made 33 saves to beat Tampa Bay in his first start of the year, gets the call in an effort to play the hot goalie.The Panthers will pay special attention to Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson, the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.Pettersson, who drives hard to the net, turns 20 next month Justin Williams Jersey , but scouts already rave about his “elite” playmaking ability and “exceptional” vision.Playing against men last season, he led the Swedish Hockey League with 56 points, scoring 24 goals and earning Rookie of the Year and Forward of the Year honors. He was also named the playoffs MVP, the first time the SHL has awarded that trophy unanimously.This season, Pettersson leads Vancouver with four goals, including one on Thursday that bounced off his chest.“Very lucky, but I’ll take it,” said Pettersson, who also leads Vancouver with seven points. “Every goal is worth one. It doesn’t matter how ugly or nice it is.”The Panthers wouldn’t mind scoring some hideous goals — as long as they get a win.Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov’s first line — with Evgenii Dadonov and Nick Bjugstad on the wings — is clicking. On Thursday, Dadonov had one goal and two assists, Barkov had one of each, and Bjugstad had one goal.“Daddy, Barky and Bjuggy were flying,” Boughner said.Barkov and Dadonov are each averaging four shots on goal per game this season, and Bjugstad had four on Thursday.Barkov, however, isn’t focused on the stats.“We scored a couple of goals, but we lost Custom Florida Panthers Jerseys , so it doesn’t matter,” he said. “We’re playing really well in the offensive zone. But we need to learn how to block shots at the end — those small things that win games.”Florida’s power play is 0 of 7 in two games and has also allowed a short-handed goal.Meanwhile, Vancouver’s power play, which was the ninth-best unit in the NHL last season thanks in part to Bo Horvat’s lethal shot-making, has converted 26.7 percent of its chances so far this season. Horvat has two of Vancouver’s four power-play goals.Boughner is certainly wary of Canucks forwards such as Pettersson, Horvat, Boeser and Sven Baertschi.“Our special teams have to be better,” Boughner said. “It’s just a matter of execution and bearing down on our chances.” SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Erik Karlsson gathered a rebound in the slot and beat Chad Johnson with a slap shot, finally shedding the burden of searching for his first goal with a new team.The star defenseman sparked a three-goal outburst for San Jose in less than five minutes of the second period, and Aaron Dell earned his fourth career shutout as the Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-0 on Saturday night.“It’s nice to finally get one in the back of the net,” Karlsson said. “But at the end of the day this is a great win. We played well for 60 minutes. That’s something we haven’t done well over the course of this year so far, so it’s nice to get that.”Karlsson has taken some time to adjust to his new team after being acquired from Ottawa just before training camp. The two-time Norris Trophy winner came into the game with 11 assists and a minus-9 rating before delivering in a big way against the Blues with a goal and an assist during San Jose’s second-period surge.Joe Pavelski scored the first of his two goals shortly after Karlsson’s tally, and Evander Kane followed with another as the Sharks struck three times in 4:11 to take control.Dell did the rest, making 30 saves as the Sharks limited odd-man rushes after giving up nine goals over the past two games.“That’s what we were striving for,” Pavelski said. “No breakaways. That was nice. I don’t know if they had any 2-on-1s. There were a couple breakdowns here and there, but Deller was great for us. But we got the offense off of being smart. It comes when you do it right, for the most part. Tonight was a good bounce-back game for us.”Eight days after San Jose lost 4-0 in St. Louis while playing on consecutive nights and for the third time in four days http://www.officialhurricanes.com/authentic-adidas-rod-brind_amour-jersey , the Sharks turned the tables on a Blues team facing the same grueling situation.St. Louis won 4-1 at Vegas on Friday but couldn’t build on that win against the Sharks.“We just can’t keep coming and saying OK, it’s good one night, it’s not good the next night,” coach Mike Yeo said. “We have to demand it of ourselves that we bring it every night for 60 minutes.”After a scoreless first period, the game quickly turned in the second. The Sharks began on the power play and generated several good chances without scoring, but drew another penalty to get a second shot with the man advantage.That power play was mostly sloppy until the end, when Karlsson got a rebound in the high slot and beat Johnson high to the blocker side. Fans gave him a big ovation and Kane raced over to give him a big embrace. Karlsson had a wide smile when he was shown on the video board sitting on the bench shortly after the goal.“You could just see it in his face that it was weighing on him, there’s no doubt,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. “But he’s been playing some real good hockey, and I think he’s been really solid for us lately. For me, the offense is a bonus. We know it’s going to be there and the numbers are going to be there at the end of the year because they have to be based on what he’s doing.”San Jose didn’t stop there. Pavelski fed Timo Meier on a rush and Johnson made the initial save, but Pavelski won the race to the rebound and tucked it into an open net to make it 2-0.The Sharks converted on another rush shortly after that with Karlsson setting up Kane in the high slot for a drive that beat Johnson.Pavelski added another in the third period, giving him six goals in the past four games.“I think we got away from our game a little bit,” Blues forward Ryan O’Reilly said. “We got a little hesitant and started watching a bit more and obviously they came. . They got confident and came at us hard and we didn’t do enough to counter that.”NOTES: Logan Couture had three assists. … Blues forwards Alexander Steen and Jaden Schwartz and D Carl Gunnarsson all missed the game with upper-body injuries. … Sharks forward Tomas Hertl missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury.UP NEXTBlues: Host the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.Sharks: Host the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.