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Sunday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Borgstrom, Lundell an Saarela score in Saturday Liiga action.

NHL: OCT 14 Panthers at Devils Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Henrik Borgstrom scored his first Liiga goal of the season in HIFK’s 5-2 win over HPK on Saturday.

Borgstrom, playing in just his fourth game, lit the lamp 3:42 into the second period to tie the score at one.

Anton Lundell notched his team-leading 12th goal with 2:08 left in the middle frame to put HIFK up by a 3-1 count.

Borgstrom finished the game with just the one shot on goal, a +2 rating and 13:29 TOI.

Lundell registered five shots on goal, a +1 rating and logged 18:13 of ice time.

Aleksi Saarela picked up his 12th goal of the season in Lukko’s 6-3 victory over Jukurit. Ssarela posted three shots on goal and a +1 rating in 18:16 TOI. Former Panther Sebastian Repo picked up an assist on Saarela’s tally, which was the game’s final goal.

Eetu Luostarinen logged 18:47 TOI, had four shots on goal, took a minor penalty and went -1 in KalPa’s 2-0 loss to Ilves.

Sanntu Kinnenun played 20:47 and registered one shot on goal and an even rating in Tappara’s 4-1 win over Karpat.

In the Swedish Hockey League, Florida’s 2020 second-rounder Emil Heineman scored a goal and added an assist in Leksands IF 4-3 win over Malmo. Heineman finished the game with three shots on goal and +1 rating in 13:29 TOI. He now has 2 goals and 3 points this season.

In NCAA action, goaltender Spencer Knight raised his record to 2-0, stopping 30 of 33 shots for a second-straight night in Boston College’s 6-3 win over UMass. Knight also picked up an assist during the game.

Teammate Logan Hutsko also drew an assist and finished the game with two shots on goal, a blocked shot and an even rating. Hutsko totaled three assists in the two-game series against UMass.

Owen Lindmark had a standout performance in a losing effort for Wisconsin. Lindmark scored his first two goals of the season and added two helpers as the Badgers fell 8-5 to Arizona State. The sophomore center registered three shots on goal, blocked two shots, won 15 of 27 faceoffs and went +2.

Cole Krygier had three shots on goal, blocked two shots and finished the game with an even rating in Michigan State’s 3-2 overtime victory over Ohio State.