Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/22/14
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Through the first six games of the season, the skidding Panthers had scored just one goal in the third period en route to the NHL's worst record. On Thursday night, Florida (2-5) erupted for five in a tie game -- also overcoming two one-goal deficits -- to snap its five-game losing streak. Right winger Alex Kovalev's power-play goal with 7:23 remaining turned out to be the winner as the Panthers beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-3 in front of 15,731 at the BB&T Center. "We worked really hard for it," said Kovalev, who scored his second goal of the season. "We started last game doing a lot of good things out there even though we lost the game. We knew we were in the right direction, and tonight we knew if we put the same effort like we did in Tampa (on Tuesday) and add a bit more, it was going to pay off. I think that's what happened." Kovalev was given plenty of time to wind up his snap shot to the goalie's glove side, set up b...
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