Bennett nets four in win


Rookie Sam Bennett had a first-period hat trick and four goals total, Jonas Hiller made 15 saves and the Calgary Flames beat the Panthers 6-0 on Wednesday night to give Florida its first regulation loss in 14 games.

Bennett is the first Flames player to score four goals in a game since Jarome Iginla on Feb. 23, 2003, according to the NHL. At 19 years and six months, he’s the youngest Flame to get a hat trick.

Johnny Gaudreau and Mason Raymond also scored.

Florida had been the NHL’s hottest team, going 12-0-1 since losing in regulation to Boston on Dec. 12. Playing their fifth game in nine days, the Panthers ran out of gas and were outshot 36-15.

This was Hiller’s first appearance since Dec. 12. He entered the night with an ugly .862 save percentage.

Blue Jackets 3, Maple Leafs 1

In Toronto, rookie Joonas Korpisalo made 41 saves and last-place Columbus snapped a four-game skid with a win over the Maple Leafs.

Flyers 3, Bruins 2

In Philadelphia, Mark Streit and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to lead the Flyers to a comeback victory over Boston for their fourth straight victory.

Ducks 4, Senators 1

In Anaheim, Shea Theodore put the Ducks ahead late in the third period with his first NHL goal in a win over Ottawa.