The hat trick was the fifth for St. Louis in his career and came in his 900th game.
The Bolts improved to 4-1-1 while playing their Southeast Division-leading rivals this season, amassing their best-ever season's record against the Panthers.
Sean Bergenheim notched a goal and an assist, while Scott Clemmensen turned aside 27-of-32 shots for Florida.
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