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Jokinen scores twice, Panthers top Maple Leafs

Luongo makes 32 saves to keep Florida on top of Atlantic Division

by Tim Wharnsby / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO - Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen, a native of Finland, had the luck of the Irish with him on St. Patrick's Day at Air Canada Centre.

Jokinen scored two fluky goals less than nine minutes apart in the second period to help the Panthers defeat the Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: FLA @ TOR - 0:24 of 2nd Period

Original call stands, good goal Panthers

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Situation Room: FLA vs. TOR

Situation Review: Jokinen's PPG stands after review

Jussi Jokinen's power-play goal stands after video evidence confirms the Panthers entered the attacking zone legally prior to the goal

  • 02:55 •

At 0:24 of the second period in the Panthers/Maple Leafs game, Toronto requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Florida was off-side prior to Jussi Jokinen's goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Linesman determined that the Panthers entered the attacking zone legally prior to the goal.

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Panthers to get Jokinen back against Maple Leafs

Florida left wing missed one game with lower-body injury

by Tim Wharnsby / NHL.com Correspondent

PANTHERS (39-22-9) at MAPLE LEAFS (24-34-11)

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET; FS-F, SNO, TVA Sports, NHL-TV

TORONTO -- Left wing Jussi Jokinen said he was ready to return from a lower-body injury, and will be in the lineup Thursday when the Florida Panthers visit the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre.

Jokinen missed Florida's 4-1 road win against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. He was injured when he blocked a shot in a 3-2 loss against the New York Islanders on Monday.

 

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