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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, 09.07.2013 / 8:10 PM / 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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 76 16 22 -14 38
S. Upshall 76 15 22 1 37
B. Campbell 82 7 30 -6 37
B. Boyes 78 21 15 -6 36
S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
A. Barkov 54 8 16 -3 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 25 23 7 .919 2.40
S. Clemmensen 6 7 1 .896 3.09
 
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