Wennberg scored a hat trick Saturday in a 5-2 win over Columbus. It was his first career three-goal game in the NHL. Wennberg let loose on his former team. His first first goal was a beautiful one-timer on a two-on-one that only counted on review -- it was in and out faster than the naked eye could see. Wennberg's second goal -- a sharp wrister from the top of the left circle -- stood as the winner. He deposited the third into an empty net. Wennberg played for the Blue Jackets from 2014-20 and put up 59 points, including 13 goals, in 2016-17. He has 11 goals and eight assists in 38 games this season; four of those goals have come in the last two games.
Wennberg scored the winning goal 1:25 into overtime Thursday in a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings. Wennberg absolutely sniped a wrister from the right dot to secure the win for the Panthers, picking up his first point in the last five games in the process. The 26-year-old has seven goals and eight assists in 36 games this season and is sporting a career-high 15.2 shooting percentage.
Wennberg scored a power-play goal on his only shot in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks. Wennberg brought the Panthers to within a goal with 4:38 left in the third period during a 6-on-4 advantage, taking a puck off his skate and the side of the net and stuffing it past Kevin Lankinen. It was Wennberg's seventh goal in 32 games, his best output since scoring eight times in 2017-18 with Columbus.
Wennberg supplied an empty-net goal and added an assist with three shots in Monday's 6-3 win over Chicago. He also had two blocks and went 12-6 (66.7 percent) in the faceoff circle. Wennberg assisted on Owen Tippett's power-play goal late in the first period that got Florida on the board, then he capped the Panthers' rally from a 3-1 deficit with his empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. The goal was Wennberg's first since Feb. 20, putting an end to his 11-game scoring slump. After 28 games, Wennberg is on pace for his first double-digit goal output since 2016-17, thanks in large part to a career-best shooting percentage (16.7).
Wennberg tallied his sixth assist of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets. Over the past nine games Wennberg has collected only two points -- both helpers -- in 17:12 of average ice time. The 26-year-old center hasn't been the offensive spark the Panthers hoped he would be on the second line, but with a lack of other options at the team's disposal, he will likely remain in his role. Wennberg has 11 points in 25 games this season.
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