The Florida Panthers held a scrimmage yesterday at the BB&T Center and Team Red got the best of Team White, cruising to an 8-1 win.
Owen Tippett, Carter Verhaeghe and Mason Marchment each scored twice and Max Gildon and Eetu Luostarinen also lit the lamp for Team Red.
Noel Acciari scored the lone goal for Team White. His goal cut the deficit to 3-1.
Here are all the goals from the scrimmage courtesy of Jameson Olive. Thank you, Jameson!
Max Gildon opened the scoring early in the first period by putting puck by Chris Driedger off the skate of defenseman Kevin Connauton.
Verhaeghe took a crossing pass from Marchment and finished on the backhand for a power-play goal.
Tippett made it 3-0 in the second with this goal. Luostarinen picked up the assist.
Luostarinen ➡️ Tippett =— Jameson Olive (@JamesonCoop) January 8, 2021
Red takes a 3-0 lead over White in the 2nd period. pic.twitter.com/GF4pDHvMU4
Scott Wilson with the steal, Acciari with the goal as White gets on the board.
Wilson steals the puck away from a defender in the offensive zone and sets up Acciari for a snap-shot goal.— Jameson Olive (@JamesonCoop) January 8, 2021
White is on the board, trailing 3-1 in the second period. pic.twitter.com/fJQyRH7qnr
Luostarinen feeds Tippett again and Red restores its three-goal lead.
Marchment with a blast to make it 5-1 late in the middle frame.
from Marchment.— Jameson Olive (@JamesonCoop) January 8, 2021
Red will take a 5-1 lead into the 2nd intermission. pic.twitter.com/sJ9vyDCqZ7
Anthony Duclair sets up Luostarinen with a nice pass to make it 6-1. That’s the third point of the game for Luostarinen.
Duclair sets up Luostarinen for a nice goal.— Jameson Olive (@JamesonCoop) January 8, 2021
Red now up 6-1 in the 3rd period.
3 points for Eetu so far tonight (1G, 2A). pic.twitter.com/VOag9I05WN
Verhaeghe whips in his second of the tilt. Not sure who made the pass, but it was a beauty.
Marchment completes the scoring by coming out of the corner and finding the back of the net.
"Don't mind if I do," Marchment, probably.— Jameson Olive (@JamesonCoop) January 8, 2021
His 2nd goal of the night puts Red up 8-1 in the 3rd period. pic.twitter.com/PubaV0t3J6
After the game the teams played a five-minute overtime and a shootout. Driedger made some nice stops in overtime and five out of ten attempts were converted in the skills competition as White got the best of Red by a 3-2 count.
Frank Vatrano (1st), Alex Wennberg (3rd) and Aleksi Heponiemi (5th) scored for White, while Brett Connolly (2nd) and Grigori Denisenko (4th) didn’t.
Duclair (1st) and Jonathan Huberdeau (2nd) got Red off to a good start before Aleksander Barkov, Tippett and Luostarinen came up empty.
Here’s Huberdeau’s pretty shootout goal.
The Panthers will take a break today before resuming training camp on Saturday.