CALGARY, Alberta – Rookie Sam Bennett had a first-period hat trick and four goals total, Jonas Hiller made 15 saves and the Calgary Flames beat the Panthers 6-0 on Wednesday night to give Florida its first regulation loss in 14 games.
Bennett is the first Flames player to score four goals in a game since Jarome Iginla on Feb. 23, 2003, according to the NHL.
Johnny Gaudreau and Mason Raymond also scored.
Florida had been the NHL's hottest team, going 12-0-1 since losing in regulation to Boston on Dec. 12. Playing their fifth game in nine days, the Panthers ran out of gas and were outshot 36-15.
This was Hiller's first appearance since Dec. 12. He entered the night with an ugly .862 save percentage.
Luongo, replaced by Al Montoya to start the second period, yielded four goals on 15 shots.