Panthers Grind Out Shootout Win over Wild

It wasn’t pretty but, it’s a win nonetheless. Saturday night, the Florida Panthers were able to snap a three-game losing skid with a 2-1 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild in a game that will not be remembered for its offensive display. For the fourth consecutive game, the Panthers put less than 30 pucks on the opposing net but Tim Thomas made it stand as he stopped 30 of the 31 he faced.
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Video: Jonathan Huberdeau’s Shootout Goal Helps Lead Panthers Past Wild

After compiling a slew of dazzling shootout and penalty shot goals during his Calder Trophy campaign last season, Panthers’ budding star, Jonathan Huberdeau, continued his shootout dominance on Saturday night as the Panthers earned a much needed 2-1 shootout victory over the visiting Minnesota Wild.

Already having stopped 21 of 22 Panthers’ shots on the night, Wild goaltender Josh Harding looked nearly unbeatable heading into the shootout after a scoreless overtime. Luckily for Panthers’ fans, Huberdeau and his bag of shootout tricks were ready to bring fans at the BB&T Center to their feet.

Huberdeau is now 3 for 5 on shootout attempts in his young NHL career.

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