Barkov scores OT winner, Panthers over Stars 5-4

Teammates celebrate the game-winning goal by Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, May 3, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

By PAUL GEREFFI

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov scored 2:50 into overtime to lift the Florida Panthers to a 5-4 win over the Dallas Stars. Jonathan Huberdeau, Nikita Gusev, Gustav Forsling and MacKenzie Weegar also scored for the Panthers, and Owen Tippett had two assists. Spencer Knight stopped 25 shots in his third career start and fourth appearance.  Knight, who turned 20 on April 19th, is the youngest goalie in NHL history to start 4-0. The Panthers are two points behind Carolina for first place in the Central Division and two points ahead of Tampa Bay. Tyler Seguin scored a goal in his first game of the season, Roope Hintz had a goal and an assist, and Joe Kiviranta and Joe Pavelski also scored for Dallas.

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