Floridapanthers.com breaks down the top five games of the Panthers season.
CELEBRATING IN STYLE
Date: October 11, 2013
Final Score: 6-3
Goal Scorers: Brad Boyes (2), Kris Versteeg, Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov, Tomas Fleischmann
Highlight Of The Game: Salting It Away
|SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 30: Aleksander Barkov battles with Simon Despres #47 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the BB&T Center on November 30, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images) |
The Panthers celebrated their 20th Anniversary in style in their home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the same team they faced in their franchise home opener two decades ago. The Panthers lost that game 2-1 way back in 1993, but history did not repeat itself as the Cats hung a six spot on the Pens en route to a 6-3 victory at BB&T Center. The offense was powered by two goals from newcomer Brad Boyes as well as goals from Panthers youngsters Johnathan Huberdeau and 18-year old rookie Aleksander Barkov, who scored his first goal in Sunrise.