Thursday, February 21, 2013

Huberdeau Shines Again In Panthers Win

Jonathan Huberdeau had yet another unreal night as the Florida Panthers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 Thursday in Pennsylvania.

Huberdeau was named first star (we think - there are conflicting reports) as he scored two goals and added two assists in the win. He also recorded three shots and a +3 rating in 17:34 of ice time. It was quite a night for the former Saint John Sea Dogs captain.

After helping setup Florida’s opening goal at 8:15, the Panthers rookie scored his first goal at 10:15 of the opening frame on a penalty shot to give the visitors a 3-0 lead. Here’s video with both the Fox Sports Florida and CSN Philadelphia feeds.

Beauty. Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, notably afraid of bears, really doesn’t seem to enjoy playing Huberdeau.

Huberdeau’s second goal came at 11:46 of the second on the power play.

He finished his night offensively with an assist on Peter Mueller’s third period marker.

The 19-year old forward currently sits second in NHL rookie scoring with eight goals and five assists for 13 points in 16 games. His eight goals are the most by any first year player. He’s pretty good.

Thanks to Bryan for the video upload


  1. he was the third star as per