Barkov scores twice as Panthers beat Blackhawks 4-2

Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers skates against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on February 20, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus, 2021 Getty Images)

SUNRISE, Fla. – Aleksander Barkov had two goals and an assist, and the Florida Panthers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2.

Carter Verhaeghe added a goal and an assist as the Panthers earned their third straight win.

Frank Vatrano also scored, and Anthony Duclair had two assists in his first game back since Feb. 27.

Brandon Hagel and Adam Boqvist scored for the Blackhawks, which lost to the Panthers for the third time this season. Kevin Lankinen had 31 saves.

Florida grabbed control with three goals in a scoring burst in the second period.

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