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Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Two helpers in Buffalo
Barkov notched two assists in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Sabres.
The star center had a hand in setting up both of Carter Verhaeghe's goals on the night. Barkov has a goal and seven points in eight games since returning from a lower-body injury in late January. Overall, he's been able to stay mostly healthy this season, missing only six of the Panthers' 54 contests. In his 48 games, he's produced 12 goals and 53 points, keeping him on pace for the third 80-point campaign of his career.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Produces three points in win
Barkov picked up one goal and two assists in a 4-0 shutout win over Colorado on Saturday.
After being held off the scoresheet in two straight contest, Barkov earned his first multi-point effort since Jan. 6. With the Panthers on the power play in the first period, Barkov shot it at Alexandar Georgiev, and Carter Verhaeghe backhanded the rebound into the net. Barkov followed that up with a secondary assist on Sam Reinhart's power-play goal. Halfway through the third period, with the Avalanche frantically trying to mount a comeback, Barkov ended all hope when he stole the puck from an Avalanche defender, waited Georgiev out and fired the puck into the back of the net. The Florida captain added three shots on net and a plus-1 rating in 16:41 TOI during Saturday's victory.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Game-time call Wednesday
Barkov (lower body) is likely to play Wednesday, but a final determination will be made during the pregame warmups, coach Paul Maurice told George Richards of Florida Hockey Now.
Barkov served as an extra during Wednesday's morning skate, per Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site, making his potential return Wednesday a bit surprising. If he does draw into the lineup, Barkov might play alongside Eetu Luostarinen and Sam Reinhart on the top line while Steven Lorentz might serve as a healthy scratch.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Set to play Wednesday
Barkov (lower body) took line rushes during warmups, indicating he'll play Wednesday versus the Coyotes, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Barkov was officially a game-time decision, but he was on the likely side of playing after the morning skate. It appears the center will return after a three-game absence. Prior to his injury, he went 13 games without a goal while supplying 17 assists and firing 32 shots on goal in that span.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Out Monday
Barkov (lower body) won't play Monday versus the Predators, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Barkov will miss a third consecutive game, as he'll remain in Florida when the Panthers visit the Predators. However, there's some optimism that he'll be ready to go Wednesday at home versus Arizona. The 28-year-old Barkov has 11 goals and 46 points through 40 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Not playing Friday
Barkov (lower body) won't be in the lineup versus Minnesota on Friday, according to coach Paul Maurice.
This will be the second straight game that Barkov will miss. Anton Lundell will once again take his spot as the No. 1 center between Sam Reinhart and Eetu Luostarinen. The Panthers don't play again until Monday in Nashville and the hope is that Barkov can return to the lineup at that time. Barkov has 11 goals and 46 points in 40 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Game-time decision Friday
Barkov (lower body) will be a game-time call against Minnesota on Friday, George Richards of Florida Hockey Now reports.
Barkov could return after missing just one game due to his lower-body issue. While the 28-year-old center is stuck in a 13-game goal drought, he has racked up 17 helpers over that stretch, including eight with the man advantage. If given the all-clear, Barkov figures to rejoin the No. 1 power-play unit in addition to retaking his spot in the top six.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Out Wednesday
Barkov (lower body) will miss Wednesday's game against Detroit.
Barkov's lower-body injury was labeled as minor Monday, per Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site, so the Panthers forward might not be shelved for long. In the meantime, though, Steven Lorentz is projected to draw into the lineup for the first time since Dec. 21 while Anton Lundell is set to serve on the top line versus the Red Wings. Barkov has 11 goals and 46 points in 40 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Dealing with lower-body injury
Barkov is dealing with a minor lower-body injury, per Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site.
The issue tightened up on Barkov in the third period of Monday's contest against Anaheim, but the Panthers believe he will be available to play Wednesday versus Detroit. Barkov contributed an assist and logged 17:13 of ice time in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Ducks.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Four helpers in big win
Barkov notched four assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Avalanche.
The big center had a helper in every period, including one on Sam Reinhart's game-winner in the third that gave Barkov's linemate a hat trick. While he hasn't scored a goal in the last nine games, Barkov has four multi-point performances in the last seven contests, a stretch in which he's amassed 13 assists.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Ready to rock
Barkov (upper body) will play Saturday against Colorado, according to Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site.
Barkov won't have to miss additional action after leaving Thursday's 4-1 win over Vegas in the first period. He has racked up 11 goals, 39 points, 102 shots on net and 35 hits over 35 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Game-time call Saturday
Barkov (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with the Avalanche.
Barkov played just 4:54 minutes in Thursday's win over Vegas before he was sidelined. The 28-year-old center has 11 goals and 39 points in 35 games this season. Sam Bennett would likely move up to the top line if Barkov is ultimately unable to suit up.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Out for rest of game
Barkov (upper body) won't return to Thursday's game versus the Golden Knights.
Barkov took an elbow up high in the first period and won't finish the contest. He saw just 4:54 of ice time prior to his exit. With Evan Rodrigues (lower body) also leaving the game hurt, the Panthers will finish with just 10 forwards, which may prompt a roster move prior to Saturday's game versus the Avalanche.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Ties franchise record
Barkov notched three assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.
He had a hand in the first three Florida tallies on the night, and in the process tied Jonathan Huberdeau's record for career assists in a Panthers jersey at 415. Barkov doesn't figure to wait long before claiming the record for himself -- he's delivered multiple points in three straight games, and over the last 15 contests he's collected five goals and 21 points.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Smart offense propels kitties
Barkov picked up three assists, including one shorthanded, in a 3-2 win over the Lightning on Wednesday.
He also fired three shots, got a minor penalty and finished plus-3. Barkov has 35 points, including 24 assists, in 31 games. He's climbing the ranks of the assists leaders -- Barkov is now top 25 league-wide. And his plus-17 rating pushes him into the NHL's top seven in that stat (he's the best forward on the list). His stature as a perennial Selke candidate remains intact.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Two helpers against Knights
Barkov notched two assists, one on the power play, and added four shots on net, four hits, a blocked shot and 10 faceoff wins in Saturday's 4-2 win over Vegas.
One of those faceoff wins went straight back to Gustav Forsling for a second-period goal, and Barkov also set up Sam Reinhart for a third-period tally. Barkov has remained mostly healthy and very productive this season. Over his last 13 games, the veteran center has racked up five multi-point performances, leading to five goals and 15 points.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Tallies in blowout win
Barkov scored a goal on seven shots, added four PIM and logged two hits in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Oilers.
Barkov has scored five times and added four assists over the last eight games, and that's with the Panthers getting shut out twice in that span. The 28-year-old's tally Saturday stretched the lead to 3-0 late in the first period. Barkov has been excellent with 11 goals, 29 points, 85 shots on net, 24 hits, 10 PIM and a plus-19 rating through 27 appearances this season as the Panthers' top center.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Three points including GWG
Barkov scored the game-winning goal on the power play and added two even-strength assists in Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.
He also chipped in five shots on net, four blocked shots and a plus-2 rating. Barkov shoveled home a rebound midway through the third period to give Florida a 3-1 lead, a tally which also extended his goal streak to three games. The 28-year-old center is up to 10 goals and 28 points through 24 contests on the season, and as long as he can stay healthy, Barkov could reach the 90-point plateau for the first time since 2018-19.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Collects empty-net goal
Barkov found the back of the net in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh on Friday.
Barkov collected an empty-netter in the dying seconds of the third period to close out the victory. He's up to three markers and five points over his last four games. Through 23 outings this year, Barkov has nine goals and 25 points. Provided he can stay relatively healthy, the 28-year-old should surpass the 70-point milestone for the third straight campaign.... See More ... See Less
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