Barkov notched two assists in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over Chicago.
He set up Carter Verhaeghe for the opening goal of the night midway through the first period, then picked up the secondary helper on Frank Vatrano's OT winner. Barkov rang up a career-high 96 points just two seasons ago but fell just short of a point-a-game pace last year, and with three points (all assists) through two games to begin the current campaign, the 25-year-old is poised for another productive season.
Barkov had a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.
Barkov made a late contribution to the offense when he assisted on Jonathan Huberdeau's tally at 16:55 of the third period. The 25-year-old Barkov also excelled at the faceoff dot, winning 16 of 23 draws. He regularly takes a lot of faceoffs, and he's won them at better than a 53 percent rate over the last three years.
According to David Work of WPLG Local 10 News, the Panthers' first two games of the season have been postponed following the news that the Stars are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, so Barkov will have to wait until Jan. 17 against Chicago to make his season debut.
The NHL is planning on rescheduling both of the Panthers' games versus Dallas, so this news shouldn't affect the total number of contests Barkov plays in 2020-21. The 25-year-old Finn has 20-plus goal, 55-plus point potential this year.
Barkov skated with Jonathan Huberdeau and Anthony Duclair for the first two days of camp, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Huberdeau and Barkov are a lock for the team's top line, but the spot on their right side is one head coach Joel Quenneville will be looking to fill as camp continues. Duclair fills the spot for now, which would provide another skilled shooter for Barkov to work with as he hopes to surpass last year's total of 62 points in 66 games.
Barkov has 20 goals and 62 points in 66 games this season.
After Barkov broke out for 35 goals and 96 points during the 2018-19 campaign, his offensive numbers have been a bit disappointing this season. The 24-year-old Finn could have a shot at the 70-point mark for the third consecutive year if the NHL resumes the 2019-20 regular season. Barkov has also pocketed at least 20 goals in five straight seasons.
Barkov registered a power-play assist and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Coyotes.
Barkov's point streak is now at five games -- he's posted three goals and three helpers in that span. The assist Tuesday was his 20th power-play point of the year. The Finnish center is up to 62 points, 161 shots and a plus-4 rating in 60 appearances.
Barkov notched a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights.
Barkov has recorded three goals and two helpers during his four-game point streak. The Finnish center is at 61 points (20 goals, 41 helpers), 157 shots and a plus-5 rating in 59 appearances this year.
Barkov scored a pair of goals on six shots and added two hits in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Kings.
Barkov has four points through three games on the Panthers' current road trip. The 24-year-old center hit a couple of round numbers Thursday -- he's at 20 goals and 60 points in 58 contests. The Finn has a decent chance of reaching the 80-point mark this year -- he's a near-lock for fantasy rosters whenever the Panthers play.
Barkov scored a goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
Barkov struck in the dying seconds of the first period on a pass from Jonathan Huberdeau. This tied the game at one, and the Panthers controlled the scoring over the final two periods. Barkov is up to 18 goals and 58 points through 57 appearances this season. He's managed four points in seven games since his return from a lower-body injury.
Barkov (lower body) will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh, David Work of WPLG Local 10 News reports.
The Panthers and fantasy owners will both be happy to have Barkov back in their lineups Saturday, as he was picking up steam prior to his three-game absence, racking up three goals and nine points in his last seven games. The 24-year-old Finn will return to his role skating on Florida's first line and top power-play unit against the Penguins.
Barkov (lower body) won't play in Thursday's clash with Vegas, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Barkov will miss his third consecutive game Thursday due to his lingering lower-body issue. The center participated in the morning skate but wasn't part of line rushes. If the Finn can practice in full Friday, he could be an option versus the Penguins on Saturday.
Barkov (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Barkov will miss his second consecutive game, but this isn't a serious injury, as coach Joel Quenneville hopes the center will be ready for Thursday's home clash versus the Golden Knights. Noel Acciari and Vincent Trocheck will fill the top-two center roles for the time being.
Barkov (lower body) won't play in Monday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Barkov is considered day-to-day moving forward, so there's a chance he could be ready for Tuesday's game versus the Blue Jackets. Luckily for the Panthers, it's not a serious injury as they look to hang onto a playoff spot, but this is a big loss to overcome, as he's racked up 54 points through 50 games.
Barkov (lower body) seemingly avoided a major injury but is questionable for Monday's game in Toronto, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
Barkov's MRI came back clean, indicating that he should be considered day-to-day for right now. Another update on his status will be available before Monday's contest.
Barkov won't return to Saturday's game versus the Canadiens after suffering a lower-body injury, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Barkov logged 10:46 of ice time before exiting, and this will be a major hit to the Panthers if he misses any time. The 24-year-old ranks second on the team with 54 points -- 18 on the power play -- through 49 games. His next chance to play will be Monday versus Toronto.
Barkov picked up an assist and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Barkov set up Evgenii Dadonov's opening tally at 4:43 of the second period. The assist stretched Barkov's point streak to six games -- he's accumulated three goals and six helpers in that span. The Finn has 54 points, 131 shots on goal and a plus-7 rating in 49 contests overall.
Barkov scored a goal and dished a power-play assist in Monday's 5-4 win over the Wild.
Barkov tallied in the second period and had a hand in Evgenii Dadonov's third-period marker, as well. The Finnish center is on a five-game point streak, with three goals and five helpers in that span. Barkov is up to 53 points (16 scores, 37 assists), 130 shots and 18 power-play points in 48 contests.
Barkov notched a goal and supplied a pair of assists -- one shorthanded -- in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Maple Leafs.
Barkov had just one assist over his last six games -- he was overdue for a big performance. The shorthanded helper was his first point in that situation this season, to go with 15 on the power play and 49 overall through 45 games.
Barkov was scoreless with three shots in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Penguins.
For the first time since January of last season, Barkov has failed to score a point in four straight games. He is still over a point-per-game pace with 45 in 42 contests, though.
Barkov had two goals and an assist with four shots and a plus-4 rating in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Canadiens.
Barkov collected his 12th and 13th goals of the season and the three-point effort gave him 45 points in 38 games this season. He's hit the scoresheet in six of his last seven games, with three goals and six assists during that stretch. The 24-year-old appears to be a pretty solid bet to hit the 90-point mark for the second year in a row.
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