Wennberg scores first career hat trick as Panthers beat Blue Jackets 5-2 for fifth straight win

Alex Wennberg 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. – Alex Wennberg had his first career hat trick as the Florida Panthers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2.  

MacKenzie Weegar and Frank Vatrano had a goal and an assist for Florida.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 44 shots and improved his record to 15-5-2.

The win was a season-high fifth straight for the Panthers.

Columbus has won just one of their past seven games (1-5-1).

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