Radim Vrbata

Radim Vrbata nets seventh career hat trick in Panthers' rout of Ducks

Radim Vrbata nets seventh career hat trick in Panthers' rout of Ducks

The Florida Panthers made the most of their opportunities. Radim Vrbata recorded his seventh career hat trick to lift the Panthers to an 8-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.

Eight goals are a season high for the Panthers, and it came on a season-low 22 shots. Thirteen players recorded points for the Panthers.

“We didn't have too many shots on net, but the ones we had we made them count and had some lucky bounces, too,” Vrbata said.

Evegenii Dadanov scored two goals and Vincent Trocheck and Aleksander Barkov each had a goal and two assists for the Panthers while Owen Tippett, the youngest player in the NHL at 18, scored his first career goal. James Reimer...

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