SUNRISE, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Second-period goals by Sean Bergenheim and Mike Santorelli Thursday ignited Florida to a 3-1 win over Los Angeles, its first over the Kings in almost 10 years.
The Panthers' last previous victory against Los Angeles came on Nov. 27, 2002.
Florida owned a 2-0 lead after two periods thanks to the goals from Bergenheim and Santorelli. Drew Doughty brought the Kings within one with just 2:28 remaining in regulation, but Matt Bradley clinched the win by scoring into an empty net with 49 seconds to play.
The Panthers had lost two in a row, while the Kings have dropped three out of four.