SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Panthers broke out of their power-play slump in a big way.
Tomas Kopecky recorded his first career hat trick and Tomas Fleischmann had the go-ahead score for his 100th career goal, lifting the Panthers to a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.
Brian Campbell and Marcel Goc also scored, and Fleischmann added two assists for the Panthers. Scott Clemmensen stopped all 15 shots he faced in the third period after replacing Jose Theodore during the second intermission. Theodore stopped 15 of 19 shots through the first and second periods.
The Panthers, who came in with only one power-play goal in their last 24 chances -- including 0 for 17 at home -- scored four goals with the man advantage, and also broke a five-game home losing streak, winning for just the second time in nine games.
"It's been a couple of weeks here that we haven't been able to generate much on the power play, so it was good for our group to go out there," Panthers ...