• Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jack Campbell (36) defends the goal against Florida Panthers center Frank Vatrano (77) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Florida Panthers right wing Evgenii Dadonov (63) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Los Angeles Kings left wing Nikolai Prokhorkin (74) and goaltender Jack Campbell (36) defend the goal against Florida Panthers left wing Mike Hoffman (68) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Florida Panthers center Frank Vatrano (77) skates with the puck against Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Florida Panthers goaltender Chris Driedger is helped off the ice during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Walker (26) skates with the puck against Florida Panthers center Colton Sceviour (7) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
  • Florida Panthers goaltender Sam Montembeault (33) makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Florida Panthers defenseman Riley Stillman (61) and Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) skate for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Florida Panthers center Frank Vatrano, left, defenseman Mark Pysyk, center, and Keith Yandle, right, celebrate after Vatrano scored during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck (21) and Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (22) skate for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck (21) skates with the puck during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
  • Florida Panthers center Brian Boyle (9) celebrates with after he scores during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. Florida Panthers win 4-3. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Florida Panthers center Brian Boyle (9) celebrates with left wing Mike Hoffman (68) and defenseman Keith Yandle (3) after Boyle scoreds during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Florida Panthers center Brian Boyle (9) scores against Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jack Campbell (36) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. Florida Panthers win 4-3. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Florida Panthers goaltender Sam Montembeault misses a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) celebrates after scoring during the third period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
  • The Los Angeles Kings celebrate after Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) scores during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) scores during the third period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Florida Panthers goaltender Sam Montembeault gives up a goal during the third period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) and Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford (13) celebrate a goal during the third period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

  • Florida Panthers defenseman Josh Brown (2) and Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe (9) skate for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

SUNRISE, Fla. — Brian Boyle scored the eventual winning goal and the Florida Panthers held off a late surge to beat the Kings 4-3 on Thursday night.

Mike Matheson, Frank Vatrano and Evgenii Dadonov also scored for Florida. Jonathan Huberdeau, who set the franchise points record in last Monday’s 8-4 win over Toronto, recorded an assist on Dadonov’s goal.

Sam Montembeault made 23 saves for the Panthers after entering the game with 9:55 left in the first. Chris Driedger started in goal for the Panthers and made four saves before he injured his right leg.

Anze Kopitar, Adrian Kempe and Alex Iafallo scored goals for the Kings. Jack Campbell stopped 22 shots in his third start in four games. The Kings have lost six of their last seven games.

Trailing 4-0, the Kings scored three goals in the second half of the third period.

Iafallo tipped in a shot by Drew Doughty with 8:18 left to make it 4-1. Kempe’s power-play goal, a shot from the right circle beat Montembeault with 4:52 left and closed the score to 4-2. Kopitar poked in a rebound with 2:40 left and the lead was trimmed to 4-3.

Leading 2-0, the Panthers stretched the score to 3-0 on Matheson’s power-play goal. Aaron Ekblad passed across to Matheson at the point and he fired the puck past Campbell at 4:55 of the third.

Boyle’s goal at 7:06 made it 4-0.

Vatrano gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead after Dominic Toninato dropped the puck to Vatrano and his one-timer from above the right circle beat Campbell on the glove side at 3:06 of the second.

The Panthers took a 1-0 lead on Dadonov’s power-play goal. Huberdeau made a centering pass to Dadonov, who one-timed the puck past Campbell at 6:04 of the first.

NOTES

Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky missed his second game because of an upper-body injury he sustained in practice Saturday. … Kings center Blake Lizotte missed his fourth straight game and is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

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The Kings visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

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