FLA Florida Panthers 6
Florida Panthers Panthers Overall (15-20)
ATS (17-18)
O/U (19-13-3)
December 23 2018
- WGN
CHI Chicago Blackhawks 3
Chicago Blackhawks Blackhawks Overall (13-26)
ATS (18-21)
O/U (22-15-2)
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Puck Line ATS
123
2465 Florida Panthers -110 Under +105 (+1.5) -270 Cover: 4.5
132
2466 Chicago Blackhawks -110 Over -125 (-1.5) +230 OVER: 9
111
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Puck Line ATS
2465 FLA -110 Under: +105 (+1.5) -270 Cover: 4.5
2466 CHI -110 Over: -125 (-1.5) +230 OVER: 9
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/23/2018
12:15 PM
CHI
-110
FLA
-110
12/23/2018
9:03 AM
FLA
-110
CHI
-110
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
12/23/2018
12:15 PM
CHI(-1.5)
+230
FLA
-270
12/23/2018
9:03 AM
FLA(+1.5)
-270
CHI
+230
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/23/2018
12:15 PM
6
-125
6
+105
12/23/2018
9:03 AM
6
-115
6
-105
Recap

CHICAGO (AP) — Jayce Hawryluk's hustle and desire are paying off for the Florida Panthers.

Hawryluk scored his first two NHL goals, 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, 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 NEXT

Panthers: Host Montreal on Friday.

Blackhawks: Host Minnesota on Thursday.

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Matchup
Panthers Overall
W/L 15-20
ATS 17-18
Goals For 3.3
Goals Against 3.6
Total 19-13-3
Panthers Away
W/L 8-11
ATS 11-8
Goals For 3.1
Goals Against 3.9
Total 11-7-1
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Blackhawks Overall
W/L 13-26
ATS 18-21
Goals For 2.8
Goals Against 3.7
Total 22-15-2
Blackhawks Home
W/L 7-12
ATS 9-10
Goals For 2.8
Goals Against 3.5
Total 9-10
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Game Summary
1st Period
FLA 13:58 Penalty to Jayce Hawryluk 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Chris Kunitz)
CHI 10:05 Penalty to Jonathan Toews 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Evgenii Dadonov)
CHI 6:37 GOAL scored by Connor Murphy assisted by Dylan Strome and Brendan PerliniFLA 0 CHI 1
FLA 3:39 GOAL scored by Jayce Hawryluk assisted by Micheal Haley and Mark PysykFLA 1 CHI 1
CHI 00:31 Penalty to Brandon Saad 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Aleksander Barkov Jr.)
2nd Period
FLA 17:25 GOAL scored by Jayce Hawryluk assisted by Michael MathesonFLA 2 CHI 1
FLA 15:18 Penalty to Frank Vatrano 2 minutes for Delay of Game
CHI 15:04 Power play - GOAL scored by Alex DeBrincat assisted by Dylan Strome and Jonathan ToewsFLA 2 CHI 2
CHI 3:49 Penalty to Duncan Keith 2 minutes for Cross Checking (Drawn by Jonathan Huberdeau)
FLA 3:11 Power play - GOAL scored by Mike Hoffman assisted by MacKenzie Weegar and Frank VatranoFLA 3 CHI 2
FLA 2:40 GOAL scored by Jared McCann assisted by MacKenzie WeegarFLA 4 CHI 2
3rd Period
FLA 19:01 GOAL scored by Denis Malgin assisted by Jared McCannFLA 5 CHI 2
FLA 13:40 Penalty to Troy Brouwer 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Jonathan Toews)
CHI 10:25 GOAL scored by Dylan Strome assisted by Patrick Kane and Connor MurphyFLA 5 CHI 3
FLA 1:01 GOAL scored by Frank Vatrano assisted by Aleksander Barkov Jr. and Keith Yandle (Empty Net)FLA 6 CHI 3
Box Score
Panthers
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Jonathan Huberdeau (LW) 000100:0018:19
Jared McCann (C) 112110:0016:33
Frank Vatrano (C) 112302:0017:11
Jayce Hawryluk (C) 202212:007:46
Troy Brouwer (RW) 000102:0015:17
Denis Malgin (C) 101100:0014:58
Henrik Borgstrom (LW) 000000:0014:32
Colton Sceviour (RW) 000110:0010:07
Mike Hoffman (LW) 101200:0018:04
Micheal Haley (LW) 011200:007:29
Evgenii Dadonov (LW) 000400:0016:46
Aleksander Barkov (C) 011120:0022:23

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
MacKenzie Weegar (D) 022300:0019:43
Aaron Ekblad (D) 000210:0028:00
Mark Pysyk (D) 011030:0012:21
Keith Yandle (D) 011220:0024:58
Michael Matheson (D) 011120:0019:55
Bogdan Kiselevich (D) 000010:0011:24

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Roberto Luongo (G) 0/00.000
James Reimer (G) 26/293.897WIN
Blackhawks
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Artem Anisimov (C) 000000:0016:39
Jonathan Toews (C) 011102:0019:45
Patrick Kane (RW) 011210:0019:41
Dylan Strome (C) 123100:0019:36
David Kampf (RW) 000000:0015:23
Brandon Saad (LW) 000332:0018:32
Brendan Perlini (LW) 011200:0010:05
Dylan Sikura (C) 000400:0012:37
Chris Kunitz (LW) 000000:007:27
Alex DeBrincat (C) 101400:0014:46
Jacob Nilsson (LW) 000000:006:47
Dominik Kahun (C) 000200:0017:13

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Duncan Keith (D) 000232:0021:21
Erik Gustafsson (D) 000110:0021:11
Gustav Forsling (D) 000200:0018:00
Connor Murphy (D) 112210:0020:30
Carl Dahlstrom (D) 000100:0019:24
Brent Seabrook (D) 000220:0017:25

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Collin Delia (G) 0/00.000
Cam Ward (G) 21/265.808LOSS
Officials
Linesmen James Tobias
Linesmen Derek Amell
Referee Furman South
Referee Tim Peel