Bennett scores 3 goals as Panthers hammer Stars 7-1

Goaltender Anton Khudobin of the Dallas Stars looks back as Sam Bennett of the Florida Panthers scores his third goal of the game at the FLA Live Arena on January 14, 2022 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) (Joel Auerbach, 2022 Getty Images)

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sam Bennett scored his second hat trick this season and added an assist to lead the Florida Panthers over the Dallas Stars 7-1.

Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and three assists to give him 51 points.

Gustav Forsling scored his first of the season, Anthony Duclair had a goal and two assists, and Carter Verhaeghe also scored for the Panthers.

Brandon Montour had two assists, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves.

Bennett also had three goals Oct. 16 against the Islanders, the second game of the season.

The Panthers are 7-0-1 since the extended Christmas break and they improved to 20-3-0 at home.

Roope Hintz scored for Dallas, which fell to 4-11-1 on the road.

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