Takeaways as Sergei Bobrovsky leads Panthers to win vs. Penguins

Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald on

Published in Hockey

SUNRISE, Fla. — Eetu Luostarinen scored the go-ahead goal for the Florida Panthers while Sergei Bobrovsky was dominant in net in a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday at Amerant Bank Arena.

The Panthers (16-8-2) finished their homestand with back-to-back wins after dropping their previous three home games.

With the game tied 1-1, Luostarinen put the Panthers ahead for good with 13:50 left to play when he crashed to the net to corral a rebound from an Evan Rodrigues shot and flicked the puck past Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson tied the game with 2:56 left in the second period by poking a loose puck past Jarry with a sea of bodies in front of the crease.

Aleksander Barkov capped scoring with an empty-net goal with 26.7 seconds left.

Anton Lundell had an assist on each of the Panthers’ first two goals.


Here are three takeaways from the game.

Bobrovsky dominant in net

Bobrovsky stopped 26 of 27 shots he faced on Friday to lead the Panthers to the win.

The highlight of them all came when he stopped Jake Guentzel on a breakaway attempt early in the second period.


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