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Panthers Roar Back From Deficit To Defeat Boston

Trailing 4-0, Florida scores final five goals, including hat trick from Nick Bjugstad.

Saturday, 09.7.2013 / 8:10 PM ET / News
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Panthers Roar Back From Deficit To Defeat Boston
Sat
9/07/2013
5-4
1 2 3 OT T
Panthers 0 3 2 0 5
Bruins 4 0 0 0 4
FLA - N. Bjugstad (1), J. Racine (1), N. Bjugstad (2), N. Bjugstad (3), Q. Howden (1)
BOS - Z. Trotman (2), A. Khoklachev (2), R. Camara (2), R. Knight (1)
  

By: Ashley Martinez, University of Miami 

The Florida Panthers charged to victory against the Boston Bruins, winning 5-4 at the fourth game of the 2013 Florida Panthers Prospect Tournament. This game concluded day two of the three-day, six-game tournament held in Coral Springs, Fla. at the Saveology.com Iceplex. 

Zach Trotman got the Bruins on the board early as he wristed a shot past Panthers starting netminder Michael Houser. It got worse before it got better for the home team as Boston would add three more goals to get out to a 4-0 first intermission lead. The first period was also highlighted by several fights including Panthers’  defenseman Jonathan Racine and taking down Boston forward Anthony Camara.

Things picked up when the Panthers rallied together in the second period in large part due to forward Nick Bjugstad. Bjugstad’s eventual first of the night was initially missed before the referees came together after the next stop and play and concluded that Bjugstad’s top shelf shot went through a hole in the net. Racine later scored on a long shot after collecting his blocked shot and sending a shot into the back of the net through traffic while Bjugstad scored off a rush up the ice, sending a backhand from in close five-hole. 

Trailing 4-3 after two periods, the 2010 first round pick (19th overall) finished off the prospect game hat trick with another close range shot after being set up nicely by defenseman MacKenzie Weegar bringing the puck in from the blueline. The Panthers finished off the comeback as Weegar’s shot from the point was deflected by Trevor Lewis off Adam Morrison and fellow 2010 first round pick (25th overall) Quinton Howden pounced on the rebound and deposited it into the wide open net. Florida held on with Boston looking for the equalizer, sending the fans home happy.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy had this to say about the defeat: “Obviously we don’t like that we let a four-nothing lead slip away, but you know that one guy, the kid [Bjugstad] got three goals. He’s a good hockey player. We got to give them credit, they came back hard.”  

Following the game, the teams went to a five-player shootout where they finished in a three-three tie.

Shooting for Boston were Jared Knight,  Alexander Khokhlachev,  Alex Fallstrom, Ryan Spooner and Matt Lindblad. Khokhlachev, Fallstrom and Spooner managed to score goals against Panthers goaltender Rob Madore.  

Shooting for Florida were Alexander Delnov,  Vincent Trocheck, Bjugstad, Howden and Alexander Petrovic. Delnov, Trocheck, and Petrovic successfully made it past Morrison .  

Leading the offense for the victors were Bjugstad (three goals), Howden (goal, two assists) and Weegar (two assists) while Petrovic, Jared Gomes, Trocheck  and Lewis  all had assists. Houser began the game and finished with 12 saves out of 16 shots-on-goal. Madore closed out the game, stopping all 18 shots. 

Scoring for Boston were Trotman, Camara and Knight. Morrison played the entire game and had 18 saves out of 23 shots-on-goal. 

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 49 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 52 10 27 10 37
A. Barkov 42 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 52 10 25 12 35
V. Trocheck 52 17 16 4 33
R. Smith 52 16 15 11 31
B. Pirri 48 10 13 -4 23
A. Ekblad 48 10 12 21 22
B. Campbell 52 4 16 17 20
N. Bjugstad 37 9 8 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 2 1 .931 1.93

 
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