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Recap - Panthers Defeat Pittsburgh 5-4

Aaron Ekblad scored a pair of goals against the Penguins as Florida handed Pittsburgh a 5-4 defeat on Thursday at FLA Live Arena.

Florida was favored by -180 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 6.5.

Aaron Ekblad(2), Carter Verhaeghe(2), and Anthony Duclair each scored for the Panthers in the victory. Verhaeghe opened the scoring for Florida.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 43 of 47 Pittsburgh shots in the victory.

Pittsburgh got goals from Jake Guentzel, Evan Rodrigues, Danton Heinen, and Jeff Carter in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Casey DeSmith stopped 34 of 39 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Florida scored 0 times on 6 chances on the power play, while Pittsburgh went 2-for-9 with the man advantage.

Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 47-39.

Next game, Florida takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For Pittsburgh, they head home to face Chicago.