Bennett scores in overtime, Panthers edge Blackhawks 4-3

Sam Bennett of the Florida Panthers is congratulated by his bench after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on April 26, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Brett Carlsen, 2021 Getty Images)

CHICAGO – Sam Bennett scored at 4:08 of overtime to give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Alex DeBrincat scored on a one-timer with 18 seconds left in regulation for his 24th goal, tying the game at 3-all and forcing overtime.

Alex Wennberg and Brandon Mountour each had a goal and assist for the Panthers.

Anthony Duclair also scored. Spencer Knight made 24 saves.

Adam Gaudette and Vinnie Hinostroza also scored for Chicago. Kevin Lankinen stopped 35 shots.

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