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WATCH – “Lot of milestones” – Jonathan Huberdeau scores to take the lead in Maple Leafs vs Panthers game with 7-6 in OT

Jonathan Huberdeau, Panthers winger and the alternate captain takes lead in the Atlantic with an OT win against the Maple Leafs.

Panthers win against Leafs

Jonathan Huberdeau scored his second goal of the game in 2:47 overtime, helping the Florida Panthers win by trailing 4 goals in the second round for 3 games with a 7-6 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at FLA live arena on Tuesday. 

Jonathan Huberdeau won it on a  2-1 with Aleksander Barkov, center and captain of the Florida Panthers to help the team set a National League Hockey record with 5 victories this season. They rallied from 4 down for a 7-6 overtime win against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

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Florida Panthers vs Toronto Maple Leaves 7-6 win

Panthers win against Leafs

The Panthers trailed 5-1 midway through the second period before the terrific comeback. Sam Reinhart scored 2 times, with Barkov’s 1 goal and 3 assists, along with Claude and Radko getting in the scores. Huberdeau took a pass from Barkov in overtime and shoved it past Jack Campbell for his 102 points this season.

The Panthers got to 49-15-6 setting a franchise record with 104 points. Huberdeau added, “A lot of milestones, but it’s cool doing that when we win,” “It’s been a fun year. It’s been fun, but we haven’t done anything in the playoffs.”

As stated on nhl.com, Aleksander Barkov said, “It’s exciting to come back again,” “But we’ve got to work so we’re not down 5-1 or 6-2. We’ve got to figure out how to manage the game the right way.”

The Panthers came became from a 4-goal deficit for the 2nd consecutive game.
Interim coach Andrew Brunette said, “It was a frenzied game,”  “I’m sure their coach is scratching his head a little bit, too. It was one of those games, it’s fun for the fans, probably fun for the players in a lot of ways, but not as much fun for us.”

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