Carter Verhaeghe scored twice to power Panthers past Wings

Carter Verhaeghe scored two goals to lead the Florida Panthers to a 5-2 road win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday.Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and an assist, Gustav Forsling and Eric Staal each scored, and Sam Bennett had two assists for Florida (36-27-7), which has won three straight.Pius Suter and Dylan Larkin scored for Detroit (30-30-9), which has lost three straight.The Panthers opened the scoring with 12:32 remaining in the first period, taking a 1-0 lead on a goal by Tkachuk.After a giveaway in the Detroit zone by Lucas Raymond, Bennett took the puck in the middle of the ice and fed a pass to his right to Tkachuk, who buried the chance into an open net.Florida took a 2-0 lead with 7:32 remaining in the first on a goal by Verhaeghe, who skated to a loose puck in the middle of the ice at the top of the face-off circles and blasted a shot past Detroit goalie Ville Husso.Just 2:09 later, the Red Wings cut the Florida lead to 2-1 when Suter poked a loose puck that was sitting in the crease into an open net.