Bennett, Barkov lift Panthers over Golden Knights 4-1

Goaltender Robin Lehner of the Vegas Golden Knights stops a shot by Sam Bennett of the Florida Panthers at the FLA Live Arena on January 27, 2022 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) (Joel Auerbach, 2022 Joel Auerbach)

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sam Bennett scored two goals to lift the Florida Panthers over the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 on Thursday night.

Aleksander Barkov scored his 200th NHL goal and 500th NHL point and had an assist, while Mason Marchment had an empty-net goal.

Spencer Knight made 24 saves to help the Panthers improve to 22-3-0 at home.

Zach Whitecloud scored for Vegas, which had a three-game point streak come to an end.

Robin Lehner stopped 28 shots.

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