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Panthers at The Worlds: Barkov, Jokinen stay Hungary

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Cats duo helps power Finland to the top of Group B

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Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov scored his first goal of the tournament to complete the scoring in Finland's 3-0 win over Hungary in Wednesday action from the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia.

Barkov lit the lamp with 3:26 remaining in the game with Finland on a power play. The goal was set up by teammate Jussi Jokinen and young phenom Patrik Laine.

Atee Ohtamma and Mikko Koivu were the other scorers and Juuse Saros stopped all 13 of the shots he faced.

Barkov logged 17:39 TOI and finished the game with 4 shots on goal and an even rating. He won 12 of the 16 face-offs he took.

Jokinen had one shot on  goal and also finished with an even rating while seeing 16:54 of ice time.

Finland is off until Friday when they face France.  Mike Matheson and Canada will take on Germany today.

In other Wednesday action not involving Panther players, Belarus skated past Slovakia 4-2, Sweden pounded Kazakhstan 7-3, and Switzerland edged Latvia 5-4.