Barkov will not be heading to the IIHF World Championship for Team Finland, the Panthers' official site reports. With Barkov playing his first full season at a career-high 22:21 time on ice per game, the Panthers and Barkov decided against extending his season through May. General Manager Dale Tallon also cited in his statement nagging injuries as a reason Barkov will not be joining his national team in Slovakia. Team Finland will surely miss his production, as Barkov led all Finnish players in both goals (35) and points (96) this season.
Barkov scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Devils. The 23-year-old emerged as a true superstar this season, scoring 35 goals and 96 points in 82 games for the Panthers. With Jonathan Huberdeau alongside him, Barkov will be the key to whatever chance Florida has of getting back into the playoffs next year.
Barkov picked up three assists, one of them short-handed, in Monday's 5-3 win over the Capitals. Even with Florida out of the playoff race, Barkov hasn't slowed down, producing nine multi-point performances in the last 14 games and piling up six goals and 26 points over that stretch. The 23-year-old has career highs in goals, assists and power-play points in a breakout season, and he'll be the key to whatever success the franchise has in 2019-20.
Barkov picked up two assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over Ottawa. With the points, Barkov hit the 90-point mark for the first time in his NHL career. He's just four points behind the great Pavel Bure's Panthers single-season record of 94 (1999-2000). Barkov has four games left to set a new record. It's definitely within reach.
Barkov scored his 33rd and 34th goals of the season in Thursday's 4-2 win over Arizona. Barkov's second of the night was scored in a yawning cage after Darcy Keumper had already gone to the bench in favor of an extra attacker. With points in eight straight games (19 total) -- including back-to-back two-goal outings -- Barkov now has 87 points through 74 games.
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