What a way to go into the All-Star Break.
Jonathan Marchessault's overtime goal against his former team lifted the Cats to a 2-1 victory over in-state Tampa Bay. Marchessault's been on fire this year, to the tune of 14 goals and 17 assists in his first 43 games for the Panthers.
Video: TBL@FLA: Marchessault nets power-play goal in OT
Speaking of players putting up big numbers, Vincent Trocheck's assist on Jussi Jokinen's shorthanded goal marked his team-leading 34th point of the season. He's now got 18 points in his last 15 games, as well as points in eight of his last nine contests. Next up for Trocheck: Los Angeles, for this year's NHL All-Star Game.
Trocheck Goes Hollywood
You know what other Vincent thrived in Los Angeles? Entourage's Vincent Chase, star of hit (fictional) movies Queens Boulevard and Aquaman. The comparison was a fitting choice for the Panthers #HockeyGoesHollywood poster.
The first two days of All-Star festivities will air on NBC Sports Network, so remember to tune in. Tonight, THE NHL100 reveals the 100 Greatest NHL Players - coverage starts at 9:30 p.m. Eastern - and tomorrow's Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition begins tomorrow at 7 p.m. Eastern.
After that, Trocheck's Atlantic Division squad takes battles in the Honda NHL All-Star Game at 3:30 p.m. Sunday on NBC.
GIF of the Week
Jason Demers likes hugs. After Marchessault's goal, we can't blame him.
Speaking of Trocheck, his old OHL team, the Saginaw Spirit, will honor him on Feb. 1
The latest on Cats prospects - including some developing chemistry between Denis Malgin and Jayce Hawryluk.
South Florida's own LYFE Brand took over the Panthers Instagram last night -and the results are mesmerizing.
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