The Florida Panthers are happy to have Roberto Luongo back in net.
Luongo made 26 saves in his second start since missing nine games with a knee injury to lift Florida over the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night.
The Panthers won two games in a row for the first time this season. They beat Winnipeg 4-2 in Finland last Friday.
The victory also marked Florida's first in its home rink this season.
"I just wanted to keep building off the last game and make sure that I gave my team a chance to win," Luongo said. "It's nice you get rewarded with a few goals there in the second period and in the third."
Luongo made several big stops early in the first.
"He was the best player on the ice tonight," Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. "I was a little leery about us starting slow in the first five or 10 minutes. He stopped two or three big-time chances. That's what he does."
The Panthers defeated Edmonton at home for the first time since March 8, 2002, a span of 10 games.
The Oilers have lost three straight overall.
"You never want to lose three in a row," center Connor McDavid said. "Obviously, it's frustrating but we have to regroup here."
Leon Draisaitl scored for the Oilers, and Cam Talbot stopped 29 shots.
"I thought today we started well," coach Todd McLellan said. "We had some opportunities early [but] Luongo made some good saves. We didn't bear down."
The Oilers play three of their next four at home.
"We have to come home now and put an end to this streak that we're on," McLellan said. "Good teams find a way to do that. We haven't been able to do it on the road, so we have to do it at home now."
Edmonton closed to 2-1 on Draisaitl's goal 23 seconds into the third period. Draisaitl redirected a pass from McDavid and beat Luongo up high.
Huberdeau's power-play goal from the left circle made it 3-1 at 3:43 of the third. Sceviour added an empty-netter with 49 seconds left.
Dadonov gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead at 6:45 of the second. He took a backhand pass from Aleksander Barkov in front and slid the puck past Talbot while falling to the ice. Dadonov extended his point streak to a career-high nine games.
Bjugstad found a loose puck in front and poked it into the net at 8:12 of the second.
Hoffman became the fourth Florida player in franchise history to have a 10-game point streak.
Meanwhile, Luongo continued to solidify the Florida defense in his second consecutive start after a nine-game stint on the disabled list after getting injured in the season opener in Tampa.
The three goals allowed in the past two games represent the fewest goals allowed by Florida over a two-game span this season after averaging allowing 4.11 goals a game in the nine games Luongo missed.
Dadonov’s seventh goal has him on pace for 47 goals, while Keith Yandle, with 10 helpers, is on a 68-assist trajectory, which would crush the Florida record of 53, set by Viktor Kozlov in 1999-2000.