Verhaeghe paces Panthers over Red Wings, 4-1 – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Carter Verhaeghe scored two goals Tuesday night to lift the Florida Panthers 4-1 over the Detroit Red Wings.

Brett Connolly scored his 100th NHL goal and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored a goal for the Panthers, who have won three games in a row. Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 parades.

“We did what we hoped,” said Panthers coach Joel Quenneville. “We had a great start, a lot of speed, good puck movement, everyone involved in the flow, good rush attack. Huby’s early goal certainly helped. There were some really good things that happened at the beginning of the game. “

The Panthers had lost three games in a row and lost several key players to injuries, including Aleksander Barkov and Patric Hornqvist.

“The team did well,” said Verhaeghe. “We have a three-game winning streak here, which is nice after a three-game loss and definitely shows the resilience of the team.”

Filip Zadina scored for the Red Wings. Calvin Pickard allowed three goals in eight shots before being replaced by Thomas Greiss, who stopped 24 shots. The Red Wings have lost six consecutive street games.

Huberdeau’s goal came 1-0 in 17 seconds. Verhaeghe and Connolly scored a 3-0 result 58 seconds apart and drove Pickard out of the game at 12:25.

“It’s as bad as we’ve been playing defensively for a while,” said Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill. “We weren’t in our best shape. We had a lot of people playing their “B” and “C” games. We need everyone at their A game every evening. “

Zadina’s power play goal brought the Red Wings within 3: 1 with 12:31 a second.

“It took us too long to get into this game tonight,” said Red Wings center Dylan Larkin.

Verhaeghe’s second goal, a wraparound that blew up and arrived at 12:11 p.m., extended the Panthers’ lead to 4: 1. Verhaeghe leads the Panthers with 17 goals.

“We got off to a great start 3-0, then we had a good composure and played our game,” said Bobrovsky. “It’s a great win. We keep building and it’s definitely fun. “


Panther striker Anthony Duclair was hit in the last seconds of the second period and appeared to be injured in the shoulder. Duclair did not return and will miss 7-10 days according to Quenneville.

Panthers D Aaron Ekblad had surgery for a lower extremity fracture on Monday and is expected to be out of the line-up for 12 weeks. Ekblad, 25, was injured during the second phase of Florida’s game against the Dallas Stars on Sunday.

Panthers: Noah Juulsen: out (not known), Patric Hornqvist: out (not known), Aleksander Barkov: day after day (lower body).

Red Wings: Jonathan Bernier: day to day (lower body), Bobby Ryan: day to day (upper body), Marc Staal: day to day (upper body).


The Panthers have a participation rate of 25%. Tuesday’s game drew 4,321.


The teams play the second of their two games on Thursday.

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