Huberdeau Sets Franchise Points Mark, Panthers Over Maple Leafs

Huberdeau Sets Franchise Points Mark, Panthers Over Maple Leafs

January 12th, 2020 SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, surpassing Olli Jokinen for the franchise’s career points lead with 420, and the Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 8-4 on Sunday night. Mike Hoffman scored two goals for Florida, and Aleksander Barkov and Vincent...
Acciari, Bobrovsky Lift Panthers Over Canucks 5-2

Acciari, Bobrovsky Lift Panthers Over Canucks 5-2

January 9th, 2020 SUNRISE, Fla. — Noel Acciari scored two goals and Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves in his first start in three games to lift the Florida Panthers over the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night. Mike Hoffman, Evgenii Dadonov and Mark Pysyk also scored for Florida. Jonathan Huberdeau had two...

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January 2nd, 2020
Pittsburgh Penguins

NEW YORK — Florida left wing Jonathan Huberdeau, Pittsburgh goaltender Tristan Jarry and New York Rangers right wing Artemi Panarin are the NHL's three stars of December. Huberdeau tied for the most points in December with 22 (six goals, 16 assists) over 13 games. Huberdeau had points in 10 of the Panthers' 13 games last month, including back-to-back four-point contests and three four-point outings overall. Jarry tied the league lead with eight wins and led with three shutouts and a 1.54 goals-against average across nine appearances in December to help the Penguins post the league's best record of the month (10-2-0, 20 points). Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Panarin tied Huberdeau with 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) over 14 games. His month included three consecutive three-point games and his third career hat trick. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 2, 2020. The Canadian Press ...
December 31st, 2019
Florida Panthers

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Zach Werenski got his first career hat trick, Elvis Merlikins stopped 36 shots in his first NHL start and the battered Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Tuesday night. Werenski and the Blue Jackets served up a rude homecoming for Florida goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, who was making his first appearance in Columbus since leaving as a free agent last summer. Bobrovsky, who played in Columbus for seven seasons and won two Vezina Trophies, had 24 saves. Boone Jenner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who are missing 10 players to injuries and may have lost another, forward Alexander Texier, on Tuesday. Texier left the game with an upper-body injury in the first period and didn't return. Columbus won for the first time in three games, but extended its points streak to 11 games (7-0-4). Florida had a two-game win streak snapped. The game was a triumph and a relief for Merzlikins, who had played in 10 games this season, including four starts,...
December 30th, 2019
Montreal Canadiens

SUNRISE, Fla. — Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals in just over 30 seconds and added two assists, and Florida’s top line had a nine-point game as the Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-5 on Sunday night. Aleksander Barkov had two goals and an assist and Mike Matheson added a goal and two assists. Noel Acciari also scored and Evgenii Dadonov finished with two assists. Sergei Bobrovsky made 37 saves. The top line of Huberdeau, Barkov and Dadonov notched four goals and five assists. Jeff Petry had a goal and two assists, Tomas Tatar and Max Domi each added a goal and an assist, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Shea Weber also scored. Nick Suzuki assisted on three goals. Carey Price started his seventh straight game and made 28 saves. Acciari grabbed a loose puck and scored at 4:34 for his 13th of the season on Florida’s second shot in the first meeting between the teams this season. Noel Acciari, Florida Panthers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Barkov beat Price...
December 28th, 2019
Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. — Mike Hoffman had a goal and two assists and the Florida Panthers overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Saturday night. Evgenii Dadonov, Brett Connolly, Dominic Toninato and Anton Stralman also scored to help the Panthers win for the fourth time in five games. Chris Driedger made 35 saves in his fourth NHL start to improve to 3-1-0. Dylan Larkin had a goal and an assist for Detroit, and Darren Helm, Frans Nielsen and Luke Glendening also scored. The Red Wings have lost five in a row and are 2-15-2 their last 19. Jimmy Howard played his second game after a 10-game injury absence, stopped 25 shots. Florida scored on a power play 2:46 into the first period, with Huberdeau feeding Dadonov in the slot for the Russian winger’s 14th goal of the season. Evgenii Dadonov, Florida Panthers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Detroit grabbed the lead with quick goals 38 seconds apart. Helm scored on a breakaway after Hoffman’s...