Oilers add to Florida’s sudden woes, top Panthers 4-2
Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall (4) congratulates teammate Teddy Purcell (16) after Purcell scored against the Florida Panthers during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla. The Oilers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Taylor Hall snapped a scoring drought with two goals, Cam Talbot stopped 30 shots and the Edmonton Oilers added to Florida's slide by beating the Panthers 4-2 on Monday night.
Teddy Purcell had a goal and two assists for Edmonton, which led 3-0 after two periods and then withstood a Florida rally in the final 20 minutes. Jordan Eberle also scored for the Oilers.
Hall, who also had an assist, scored just one goal in his previous 14 games.
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Reilly Smith and Quinton Howden scored early in the third period for Florida, which has dropped four straight since winning 12 in a row. Al Montoya gave up three goals on the first seven shots he faced, and the Panthers had their club-record home winning streak snapped at seven games.
Since their winning streak, the Panthers have been outscored 16-5.