Acciari records 2nd straight hat trick, Panthers top Stars

Alexander Radulov

Brian Boyle, Evgenii Dadanov, and Noel Acciari - who recorded hat tricks in each of his last two games - also scored for the Panthers, who won their third straight.

Panthers Are Looking For 4th Win In A RowIt has been an up-and-down season for the Panthers so far and right now they are trending up.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 5-5-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a.934 save percentage. He specializes in sports, entertainment, business and technology reporting. The Bolts have been rather average on offense of late as they have averaged just 3.00 gpg over their last ten games and that may not be good news against a Florida team that has allowed just 2.20 gpg over the same stretch."It can be frustrating at times, but I think we got to take something away from this". The Carolina Hurricanes would score just once more, despite pulling Petr Mrazek in the waning minutes of the 3rd period.

Boyle tipped in Aaron Ekblad's shot on a power play with 8:26 left in the second period to extend the Panthers' lead to 2-0.

Florida opened the scoring with 7:07 gone in the first period.

Grabbing the win against the Panthers was Chris Driedger, who stopped 42 of the 44 shots that he faced to improve to 2-1 with a 1.69 GAA on the year.

The Florida Panthers, just off the longest homestand in franchise history, finally hit the road on Saturday night as they visit the red-hot Carolina Hurricanes.

Huberdeau scored 26 seconds into the third period to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead.

He recorded it in his next game, Friday against the Dallas Stars.

Acciari has six goals and seven points in two games on a line with Huberdeau and Trocheck. Several Hurricanes went to dig the puck out of a scrum behind Carolina's net, leaving Huberdeau alone in the low slot.

The Hurricanes pulled within two again on a power-play goal by Wallmark, assisted by Niederreiter, with 7:01 left. He had missed 19 of the previous 21 games with a knee injury. He beat the host Panthers 6-3 on October 8, making 47 saves. The momentum from that goal was cut short by yet another Florida Panthers goal, bringing the score to 4-1.



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