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CHICAGO (AP) — Jayce Hawryluk’s

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hustle and desire are paying off for the Florida Panthers.Hawryluk scored his first two NHL goals [url= http://www.officialducks.co...sey]Carter Rowney Jersey Womens[/url] , Mike Hoffman and Jared McCann had goals in a 31-second span in the second period and the Panthers defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 Sunday night.Denis Malgin also scored and Frank Vatrano added an empty-netter as the Panthers won road games on consecutive night and prevailed for the fourth time in five games overall. Hoffman’s goal was his 17th, tying him for the team lead.Hawryluk, a 22-year-old center, skated in his fifth game since being recalled from Springfield of the American Hockey League where led the team with 28 points on seven goals and 21 assists.“He does have a knack for the net,” coach Bob Boughner said. “He had a great start for Springfield, earned the call-up, and now every game he’s getting better.“It’s real contagious, the passion and the energy that he brings. Nice to see him get rewarded.”Hawryluk needed some stitches in his chin after the game, but was in a good mood after scoring the first two goals against Chicago to get the Panthers rolling.“It’s nice to get that first NHL goal, right?” Hawryluk said. “But I’m just trying to help the team win.“I’m always hungry. I’m always looking to score, to make plays.”Dylan Strome had a goal and two assists for the last-place Blackhawks, who had their season-high, three-game winning streak snapped. Connor Murphy scored his first goal of the season and Alex DeBrincat netted his 17th, moving into a tie with Patrick Kane for the team lead.“I think we all felt pretty good coming into the game,” said Strome, who recorded his first three-point game in the NHL. “Even after the first period, we were playing pretty good I think.“Once they got a goal, I think we let that take the wind out of our sails and let them get momentum from that.”James Reimer made 26 saves for Florida and Cam Ward stopped 21 shots for Chicago, as No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford missed his fourth game with a concussion.Murphy opened the scoring at 13:32 of the first period [url= http://www.officialducks.co...ersey]Luke Schenn Jersey Womens[/url] , connecting in his ninth game after missing Chicago’s first 30 while recovering a back injury. After taking Strome’s feed from behind the net, his shot from the right circle beat Reimer on the glove side.Hawryluk tied it just under three minutes later with his first goal and point.After hustling past Chicago defenseman Carl Dahlstrom, Hawryluk narrowly beat Ward to a loose puck as the goalie came out. Hawryluk skated to the right and fired into an empty net.Hawryluk put Florida ahead 2-1 at 2:35 of the second. He skated behind Chicago defensemen Duncan Keith and Erik Gustafsson, took a long pass from Mike Matheson and beat Ward on the stick side after breaking in alone.DeBrincat scored a power-play goal off a series of bounces at 4:56 to tie it at 2. DeBrincat’s pass across the crease caromed off Strome, Matheson and the right post before bouncing back to him at the left side of the crease.Hoffman’s power-play goal, on a rising screened shot from the point, put Florida ahead 3-2 with 3:11 left in the second. McCann buried a rebound of a long shot by MacKenzie Weegar, scoring past a diving Ward 31 seconds later to make it 4-2.The quick goals deflated Chicago, coach Jeremy Colliton said.“We didn’t feel like we were playing very well, but we were still in the game,” Colliton said. “Then, all of a sudden, it’s an uphill battle.”Malgin was wide open at the right side of the crease and converted a feed from McCann to make it 5-2 just 59 seconds into the third. Strome tipped in a pinpoint backhanded feed from Kane at 9:35 of the third to cut it to 5-3.Vatrano’s empty-netter with 1:01 sealed it.NOTES: Hawryluk was drafted by Florida 32nd overall in 2014. … Blackhawks 25-year-old C Jacob Nilsson, recalled Saturday from Rockford of the AHL, played in his first NHL game. … The Blackhawks beat the Panthers 5-4 in overtime on Nov. 24 at Sunrise, Florida, in the other regular-season meeting. . Chicago C Marcus Kruger sat out his third game (concussion). . Florida was without LW Jamie McGinn (back), C Derek MacKenzie (shoulder), C Vincent Trocheck (ankle) and C Nick Bjugstad (upper body).UP NEXTPanthers:Host Montreal on Friday.Blackhawks:Host Minnesota on Thursday. SUNRISE [url= http://www.officialcoyotes....sey]Womens Niklas Hjalmarsson Jersey[/url] , Fla. " The Florida Panthers, in dire need of a home game, will get just that on Saturday night when the Chicago Blackhawks visit the BB&T Center.Counting Chicago, Florida will now play eight straight home games, and time in the Sunshine State is needed, according to coach Bob Boughner.“We’ve been on the road 30 of the first 40 days this season,” said Boughner, whose Panthers concluded a six-game road trip on Friday night with a 4-1 loss at the Carolina Hurricanes. “That includes a European trip thrown in there. But there’s no time to dwell on excuses.”Article continues below ...Friday’s game ended a 2-4-0 Panthers trip that was a disaster for reasons that go beyond the four losses. The Panthers on Monday also lost second-line center Vincent Trocheck, an All-Star in 2017, to a broken ankle. He is expected to miss at least a couple of months and possibly the rest of the season.In addition, the Panthers on Friday lost starting goalie Roberto Luongo to an injury for the second time this season. Luongo is said to be day to day, but backup James Reimer is expected to start against Chicago, and Michael Hutchinson could be called up from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield.Meanwhile, the Blackhawks lost 4-2 on Friday night at the Tampa Bay Lightning, getting one goal each from Jonathan Toews and Artem Anisimov.The goal by Anisimov, his third of the season, is a positive sign for the Blackhawks, who are top-heavy on offense.Patrick Kane has 12 goals this season and Toews has 11, including a six-game points streak. Alex DeBrincat has nine goals and Brandon Saad has seven.But beyond those four forwards [url= http://www.officialbruinspr...ersey]John Moore Jersey Womens[/url] , no one else has more than three goals.As a result, Chicago has scored an average of just 1.8 goals in the past 13 games.Blackhawks losses have piled up during that stretch as the team has gone 2-8-3 heading into the game against the Panthers.“We’re hurting for offense right now,” Kane said. “You take it upon yourself as a player who is supposed to score and produce. It would be nice to be able to do that more often.”It would be also nice to get more secondary scoring, something Chicago has yet to establish this season.The Blackhawks, who have won three Stanley Cup titles this decade " 2010, 2013 and 2015 " lack depth and overall team speed. They fired coach Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6 and the new boss, Jeremy Colliton, has had similar issues with a flawed roster.As for the Panthers, winger Mike Hoffman’s franchise-record 17-game points streak ended Friday.In addition, Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov played 22:33 " tops among Florida’s forwards " as Boughner tried in vain to make up for the loss of Trocheck.“You never want to use (Barkov) that much,” Boughner said. “We have a back-to-back situation against Chicago.“But ‘Barky’ is an elite athlete. He’s in great condition. I think he will be fine (against Chicago). But when you are missing someone like (Trocheck), you have to double up someone’s minutes.“I thought (Nick Bjugstad) did a decent job at center filling in on that second line.”Asked about going home, finally, after being so road weary, Boughner sighed.“It’s a relief,” he said. “It’s been a long month.”

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