Sports Trocheck's hat trick leads Panthers past Oilers

11:06  13 february  2018
11:06  13 february  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Vincent Trocheck had three goals and Evgenii Dadonov added two as the Florida Panthers emerged with a 7-5 victory over the Oilers . "You don't see many seven-goal games out of us," said Trocheck , who recorded his first career NHL hat trick .

It was Trocheck ' s first NHL hat trick . [WATCH: All Panthers vs. Oilers highlights]. "I thought we played well. Drake Caggiula tipped a shot past Reimer at 9:35 to give the Oilers a 3-2 lead , but Dadonov scored 22 seconds later on shot from the slot to tie it 3-3 at 9:58.

Trocheck's hat trick leads Panthers past Oilers© Jason Franson/The Canadian Press Trocheck's hat trick leads Panthers past Oilers

Vincent Trocheck had three goals and Evgenii Dadonov added two as the Florida Panthers emerged with a 7-5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.

Aaron Ekblad and Denis Malgin also scored for the Panthers (24-23-6), who have won five of their last six games.

Patrick Maroon, Leon Draisaitl, Drake Caggiula, Anton Slepyshev and Connor McDavid replied for the Oilers (23-28-4), who have lost four in a row.

Florida opened the scoring on the power play with 2:14 left to play in the first period when a shot came off the boards and Eklblad banked it in off of Oilers defender Oscar Klefbom and past goalie Cam Talbot.

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Vincent Trocheck had three goals and Evgenii Dadonov added two as the Florida Panthers emerged with a 7-5 victory over the Oilers . "You don't see many seven-goal games out of us," said Trocheck , who recorded his first career NHL hat trick .

Vincent Trocheck netted his first career hat trick and Evgenii Dadonov added two goals to lead the Panthers to a 7-5 win against the Oilers .

Edmonton tied it up less than a minute later, however, as Maroon showed some good hands to gather up his own rebound and then hook it past Panthers starter James Reimer for his 14th of the season.

The Oilers took the lead early in the second period when Draisaitl was awarded a penalty shot after being hauled down by Florida's Nike Matheson on a short-handed breakaway. He made good on the opportunity with his 16th of the year.

The Panthers pulled even six minutes into the second when Malgin was left alone in the slot and scored on a shot that went off Talbot's glove and in.

The Oilers surged back ahead midway through the third when Caggiula tipped in a Kris Russell point shot. But the Panthers replied just 23 seconds later on a goal from the slot by Dadonov.

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Vincent Trocheck scored two power-play goals in the third period, then completed the hat trick with an empty-netter as the visiting Florida Panthers beat the Edmonton Oilers His second power-play goal of the night, at 6:05 of the third, doubled the lead , but Slepyshev replied for Edmonton 48 seconds later.

Vincent Trocheck scored two power-play goals in the third period, then completed the hat trick with an empty-netter as the visiting Florida Panthers beat the Edmonton Oilers His second power-play goal of the night, at 6:05 of the third, doubled the lead , but Slepyshev replied for Edmonton 48 seconds later.

Florida got another power-play goal 18 seconds into the third as Trocheck went in alone and beat Talbot.

Trocheck then scored his second of the game on yet another Florida man advantage six minutes into the third. Edmonton got a goal back from Slepyshev less than a minute later.

Florida restored its two-goal lead midway through the third when Dadanov scored on a penalty shot after being hacked by Matt Benning.

Edmonton kept it interesting with five minutes to play on a goal by McDavid, his 23rd.

But Trocheck scored his 21st of the season into an empty net to close out the game.

McDavid’s hat trick leads Oilers over Avalanche .
Connor McDavid had his third hat trick of the season, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak. McDavid now has 11 goals in the last nine games and two hat tricks. His first two goals tied the game, and his last one was into an empty net with 1:26 remaining. "Obviously the team isn’t finding a way to have success, but it’s a credit to the guys I’m playing with," McDavid said. "It’s been pretty fluid, I’ve been playing with a bunch of guys, and it’s a credit to them." He has five goals in two games against the Avalanche this season.

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