Trocheck scores three goals to lead Panthers in win over Oilers


EDMONTON — 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.

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.

Florida got another power-play goal 18 seconds into the third as Trocheck went in alone and beat …read more

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