Getting four points in a single game is a pretty big accomplishment, but posting back-to-back four-point games? That’s incredible. Jonathan Huberdeau did just that when he contributed a goal and three assists in Florida’s 7-4 victory over Dallas Friday night.
Huberdeau is just 26-years-old and he already has recorded at least four points on six different occasions over his career. That ties him with Pavel Bure for the Panthers’ franchise record, per TSN’s StatsCentre.
After that outburst, Huberdeau is up to 12 goals and 45 points in 34 games, which is good for eighth place in the scoring race. Meanwhile, he’s locked to an incredibly team-friendly $5.9 million cap hit through the 2022-23 campaign. Aleksander Barkov also comes with an affordable $5.9 million cap hit through 2021-22. The Panthers really need to capitalize on these next few years because Barkov and Huberdeau will be due massive pay increases once they’re UFA eligible.
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FLORIDA 7 DALLAS 4
Noel Acciari led the Panthers with a hat trick and an assist. That gives him 11 goals and 14 points in 31 contests.
Jonathan Huberdeau scored a goal and registered three assists for Florida. He’s up to 12 goals and 45 points in 34 games.
Vincent Trocheck had a goal and two assists. The Panthers forward scored five goals and 18 points in 27 contests.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 of 31 shots last night. He surrendered two goals on nine shots in the third period, but at that point the Panthers already had a huge lead.
Two of Dallas’ four goals were scored by Tyler Seguin. He’s up to 10 goals and 30 points in 37 games.
WASHINGTON 6 NEW JERSEY 3
John Carlson scored the game-winning goal and registered an assist. That gives him 13 goals and 47 points in 36 contests.
Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and two assists for the Capitals. He’s up to eight goals and 27 points in 28 games.
Ilya Samsonov saved 24 of 27 Devils shots. He’s 9-2-1 with a 2.43 GAA and .916 save percentage in 12 contests.
Blake Coleman found the back of the net for the Devils. That gives him 10 goals and 17 points in 34 games.
TORONTO 6 NY RANGERS 3
William Nylander scored two goals and registered an assist for the Maple Leafs. That gives him 13 goals and 27 points in 36 contests.
Mitchell Marner accounted for two of Toronto’s goals. He’s up to eight markers and 28 points in 25 games.
Frederik Andersen turned aside 19 of 22 Rangers shots. He has an 18-8-3 record, 2.52 GAA, and .919 save percentage in 29 starts.
Pavel Buchnevich contributed a goal and an assist for New York. He has six goals and 21 points in 34 games.
Alexandar Georgiev stopped 34 of 40 shots Friday night. He was beaten three times on 10 shots in the final frame.
PITTSBURGH 5 EDMONTON 2
Tristan Jarry saved 26 of 28 Oilers shots. He’s won four straight starts and has allowed just seven goals over that span.
At the other end of the ice, Mike Smith kicked out 21 of 25 shots. You’d have to go back to Nov. 23rd to find the last time Smith won a game.
Zack Kassian scored a goal for the Oilers. It was his 13th marker and 25th point in 35 games.
Jared McCann netted the game-winning goal. He’s up to 10 goals and 20 points in 33 contests.
Brandon Tanev also found the back of the net for Pittsburgh. That gives him seven goals and 17 points in 35 games.