Panthers’ blue line shows off depth with 4-goal effort

The Florida Panthers don't have a single defenseman ranking among the top 25 blue-line scorers in the league. But the club made it clear Tuesday night that they have more than enough talent on the back end to get the job done.

Florida's rearguards dominated offensively during their goal-fest against the Ottawa Senators. The Panthers finished the game with a 6-5 victory, the eventual game-winner coming with just 35 seconds left in the tilt.

Astoundingly, four of the Panthers' six tallies came from defensemen - Michael Matheson scored twice, while Jason Demers and Mark Pysyk added one goal each.

Ottawa managed to get in on the blue-line scoring as well - unsurprisingly given the absurd number of total goals in the contest - with Chris Wideman and Erik Karlsson both finding the back of the net.

Interestingly, the only two Panthers defenders who didn't register a point in the team's victory were arguably their two best - Keith Yandle and Aaron Ekblad, who rank first and second on the team in points for defensemen.

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