At 6:13 of the 3rd period in the Minnesota/Ottawa game video review was used to conclusively determine that Chris Neil scored. The puck clearly crossed the goal line and entered the net. The overhead look was used to make the ruling.
What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.
— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp