Sam Bennett’s hat trick leads Florida Panthers past New York Islanders

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — Sam Bennett scored three goals and Sergei Bobrovsky was dominant in net as the Florida Panthers defeated the New York Islanders 5-1 Saturday at FLA Live Arena to sweep their two-game homestand to open the 2021-2022 season. The Panthers are 2-0-0. The Islanders are 0-2-0. It’s Bennett’s second career hat trick as he begins his seventh full NHL season. The other? A four-goal outing on Jan. 13, 2016, while with the Calgary Flames. The opponent that night? The Panthers. Bennett opened scoring Saturday with 10:50 left in the first period when he collected a rebound from a Radko Gudas shot i…

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