SUNRISE – Sebastian Aho scored two short-handed goals and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Thursday night.
Nino Niederreiter and Jordan Martinook also scored, Alex Nedeljkovic made 30 saves, and Martin Necas had three assists.
The Hurricanes have won six consecutive games against the Panthers this season.
Aleksander Barkov scored twice for Florida, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 25 shots.
The Panthers lost for the first time at home in eight games. The teams will finish the two-game set Saturday.