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Panthers wrap up historic season with victory

Purcell's two points, Luongo's 25 saves help Atlantic champs defeat Carolina

by Alain Poupart / Correspondent

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers used a quick start to wrap up the best regular season in their history with a victory at BB&T Center on Saturday.

Teddy Purcell had a goal and an assist when the Panthers scored three times in the opening 7:40, and the Atlantic Division champions defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 in the season finale.

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Coach's Challenge: CAR @ FLA - 3:07 of 3rd Period

Original call is overturned - no goal Florida Panthers @NHLdotcom

Situation Room: CAR @ FLA

Situation Room: Hurricanes challenge call on the ice

4/9/16: A Carolina coaches challenge leads reveals that Derek MacKenzie was offside before scoring, leading to an overturn

  • 02:40 •

At 3:07 of the third period in the Hurricanes/Panthers game, Carolina requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Florida's Derek MacKenzie was off-side prior to his goal. 

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Linesman determined that MacKenzie was off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, "The standard for overturning the call in the event of a 'GOAL' call on the ice is that the Linesman, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that one or more Players on the attacking team preceded the puck into the attacking zone prior to the goal being scored and that, as a result, the play should have been stopped for an "Off-side" infraction; where this standard is met, the goal will be disallowed."

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Video Review: CAR @ FLA - 20:00 of the Second Period

Puck did not cross goal line - No goal Carolina @NHLdotcom

Situation Room: CAR vs. FLA

Situation Room: Potential Hurricanes goal is reviewed

4/9/16: Video review confirms that Jeff Skinner's shot at 19:48 of the 2nd never fully crossed the goal line, resulting in a call of no goal

  • 01:17 •

At 20:00 of the second period in the Hurricanes/Panthers game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at 19:48. Video review confirmed that the puck did not cross the Florida goal line. No goal Carolina.

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MacKenzie back for Panthers against Hurricanes

Veteran center has been nursing minor leg injury

by Alain Poupart / Correspondent

HURRICANES (35-30-16) at PANTHERS (46-26-9)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; FS-SE, SUN, NHL.TV

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Center Derek MacKenzie will be back in the lineup when the Atlantic Division champion Florida Panthers end the regular season against the Carolina Hurricanes at BB&T Center on Saturday.

MacKenzie was kept out of the lineup Thursday when the Panthers lost 3-1 to the Ottawa Senators after sustaining a minor leg injury while blocking a shot two nights earlier against the Montreal Canadiens.

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