Huberdeau’s OT winner helps Panthers erase 4-goal deficit to overcome Maple Leafs

Jonathan Huberdeau scored his second goal of the game in overtime and also had three assists, helping the Florida Panthers overcome a four-goal deficit to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-6 Tuesday night.

The Atlantic Division-leading Panthers trailed 5-1 midway through the second period before roaring back. Sam Reinhart scored twice, Aleksander Barkov had a goal and three assists, Claude Giroux got his first goal with Florida and Radko Gudas also scored.

Huberdeau took a pass from Barkov in overtime and poked it past Jack Campbell for his 102nd point this season. The Panthers improved to 49-15-6, setting a franchise record with their 104th point.

Each team turned to its backup goalie as the sides combined for 84 shots on goal. Sergei Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 14 shots for Florida before Spencer Knight relieved in the second period and stopped 19 of 21 attempts.

WATCH | Huberdeau scores game-winning goal for Panthers in extra frame:

Huberdeau scores in OT after Panthers erase 5-1 deficit against Maple Leafs

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Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Florida Panthers rallied to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-6. Huberdeau also became the first player in Panthers franchise history to record 100 points in a season. 1:22

Erik Kallgren turned away 20 of 23 for Toronto before taking a puck off his mask late in the second. Campbell replaced him and stopped 22 shots.

Mitchell Marner had two goals and an assist, and John Tavares, Jake Muzzin, Colin Blackwell and William Nylander also scored for the Maple Leafs. Auston Matthews had three assists.

Toronto tied a franchise record last achieved in 1983-84 by scoring five or more goals for the sixth straight game.

Barkov put Florida ahead 6-5 with his 34th of the season with 11:59 to play, but Tavares tied it with a power-play goal with 3:54 left.

Huberdeau also had a tying power-play goal 2:45 into the third, making it 5-all, after Reinhart, Gudas and Giroux scored in the second. It was Giroux’s first goal since being acquired from Philadelphia on March 19.

The Maple Leafs scored three goals in 2:04 of the second to chase Bobrovsky from the game. Marner scored short-handed, then on a power play, before Blackwell stretched the lead to 4-1. Muzzin added on with 11:20 left in the second period.

Bobrovsky has been pulled from two straight starts since a 37-save shutout March 31 against Chicago.

WATCH | Marner flashes quality with short-handed tally:

Mitch Marner scores shorthanded beauty in Leafs’ loss to Panthers

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Mitch Marner had two goals and two assists, including his third shorthanded goal of the season, followed by a power-play goal 37 seconds later, to reach a career-high 31 goals on the season. Despite his heroics, the Florida Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-6 in overtime. 1:50

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