Panthers score seven goals, combine with Canadiens for 10 in record-setting first period

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Miami Herald

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers have had a tradition in their last few, high-octane seasons: Every time they score their fifth goal, the sweet sounds of Lou Bega’s “Mambo No. 5” wash over FLA Live Arena to celebrate a surprisingly common feat. On Thursday, Bega’s No. 1 hit played with 9:27 still left in the first period and the scoring didn’t stop. A few minutes later, the Panthers set a franchise record for most goals in a period and teamed up with the Montreal Canadiens for the NHL’s highest-scoring period since the high-scoring 1980s. They’d go on to rout the Canadiens, 9-5. When the f…

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