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Wennberg's hat trick leads Panthers over Lightning 5-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Alex Wennberg scored three goals to lead the Florida Panthers past the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Saturday night, keeping alive Florida's hopes of earning home-ice advantage in the upcoming first-round playoff series between the intrastate rivals.

The Panthers (36-14-5) moved two points ahead of the Lightning (36-16-3) and into second place in the Central Division. Florida can clinch home-ice advantage if it finishes ahead of Tampa Bay in the standings after the teams meet again Monday night to end their regular seasons.

The Lightning, who failed to pick up a point for the second consecutive game after going 6-0-1 in their previous seven, need a regulation victory to finish ahead of the Panthers.

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Leaders
Points: B. Point48
Plus/Minus: B. Goodrow16
Shots on Goal: V. Hedman136
PIM: P. Maroon60
Win: A. Vasilevskiy31
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 180 (7)
Shots: 1662 (10)
PP%: 23.5% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 578 (1)
Assists: 299 (9)
SH Goals: 3 (20)
Standings
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Carolina 36 11 8 80
x-Florida 36 14 5 77
x-Tampa Bay 36 16 3 75
x-Nashville 30 23 2 62
Dallas 22 18 14 58
Chicago 23 25 6 52
Detroit 19 27 10 48
Columbus 18 26 12 48
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 141 (24)
Shots Against: 1553 (23)
PK%: 83.8% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 594 (2)
Shutouts: 6 (5)
Sv%: 0.909 (9)
Injuries
Date Player Status
5/8 R. McDonagh Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
5/8 J. Rutta Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
5/8 V. Hedman Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
4/8 S. Stamkos Undisclosed injury - left game (IR)
1/3 N. Kucherov Hip (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/8 F. Claesson Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/8 B. Thomas Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/3 C. Gibson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
5/3 S. Martin Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
5/2 A. Miftakhov Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
5/1 C. Gibson Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/1 H. Alnefelt Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
4/30 S. Martin Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/30 B. Thomas Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/30 C. Foote Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
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