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Rats Roundup - Trocheck Delivers, Malgin Breaks Out

A look back at an eventful week for the Panthers

by Kyle Morrison /

Well, that was a big one.

After falling to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, that Cats pulled out an overtime win against the New Jersey Devils last night. Two meetings with the Devils this season, two overtime thrillers, both Cats wins.

This time, it was Vincent Trocheck with the heroics, as he won the game in overtime with his second score of the night. On the winning goal - which came off a 2-on-1 rush - he took a shot low, followed his rebound, and put it past a sprawling Cory Schneider.

Also of note: this was the 1640th career NHL game for Jaromir Jagr, moving him into sole possession of sixth all-time in that category.

Video: FLA@NJD: Trocheck pots overtime winner off rebound


Last night also marked the second game in a row with a goal for rookie Denis Malgin. The 2015 fourth-round pick is the youngest player on the Panthers roster, at just 19 years old, and earned a spot on the roster after a strong camp and a show-stopping performance at the Panthers rookie tournament.

Video: NJD@FLA: Malgin blasts a PPG past Schneider

George Richards at the Miami Herald has a writeup on the speedy Malgin's success this season, so check that out.


Jonathan Marchessault's early-season accomplishments have been a staple in Rats Roundup for a few weeks now, but the biggest accolade for the 25-year-old came this week.

After putting up 11 points in the first nine games, he was named the NHL's Third Star of the Month, joining Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber and Edmonton's Connor McDavid on the list.

Video: FLA@DET: Marchessault finishes great feed from Malgin

Don't look now, but Marchessault is closing in on his numbers from last season already. In 49 games, he had a 8-11-19 line for Tampa Bay, and he's within shouting distance of those marks already.


- Jason Demers talks about his first road trip with the Panthers - and his Halloween costume -in this week's Demers' Diary

- Bring perishable food items to our game on Monday, and support the Harvest Food Drive! 
- The Florida Panthers Community Champions Grant Program, presented by Moss Construction and the Moss Foundation, awarded $25,000 to ARC Broward on Tuesday night. 

- Shane Harper has been named the ECHL's Alumnus of the Month for October 
- The Panthers are honoring Fisher House on November 22

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