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Watch Huberdeau beat Bryzgalov on penalty shot

Feb 21, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT

Florida Panthers rookie Jonathan Huberdeau is starting to show signs of the player some predicted would win the Calder Trophy.

He scored his seventh goal of 2013 on his first career penalty shot, making it look pretty easy against Ilya Bryzgalov:

The 19-year-old forward also registered an assist as the Panthers opened up a 3-0 lead against the Philadelphia Flyers. If that ends his scoring for the night, he’ll bump his season points total to 11 in 16 games.

Update: Huberdeau ended up with two goals and two assists as the Panthers beat the Flyers 5-2.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    He beat him like a rented mule !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 21, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      In football you have a shut down corner,in baseball you have the ace that stops losing streaks ,in basketball who cares,in hockey you need a goalie that is exactly built for tonight’s game a let down game that keeps a goose egg on the board till you get one late and win the game 1 -0 ! Bryz is not that goalie if you smell what Iam cooking here he will not carry a team to a cup ! I don’t like his style never did,the puck hits him he dose not save the puck ! You never see him make a great glove save his glove save is the puck hitting the wrist of of the catchers mitt !

      • hockeyflow33 - Feb 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

        No matter who you put back there, the Philly defense is so bad that it doesn’t really make sense to scapegoat the goalie.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 22, 2013 at 6:29 AM

        4 goals on 15 shots thats not d my friend

  2. bigbadbruins77 - Feb 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM


  3. Jack Bauer 24 - Feb 21, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Sooner or later the real Bryz will surface. the flyers got lucky last night actually , and the game before that they beat up on an ECHL club.

    • hockeyfan28 - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:14 AM

      Well the flyers could always suck for an entire decade and use the Pittsburgh model of just acquiring top 5 picks and hoping their cross state rival helps them remain in their city cause of financial worries currently Edmonton is trying this we’ll see how it works out for them

      • ibieiniid - Feb 22, 2013 at 8:28 AM

        There’s no states in Canada.

        (just f’in with you)

      • hockeyfan28 - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:04 AM

        Haha Yeh true it’s provinces but Calgary and Edmonton aren’t exactly the best of friends either

  4. dcent87 - Feb 21, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    How did they get lucky? The refs gave Pitt the the game in the 3rd last night with those ridiculous calls. Out scored possibly the best offense in the league (again)….moron.

    • Jack Bauer 24 - Feb 21, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      Cause Vokun was awful … and even at full strength the Pens dominated the ice and possession …. m o r o n

    • steelpenbucs87 - Feb 21, 2013 at 9:31 PM

      All of those third period calls were legit:
      – Knuble drew blood on a high-stick, so that’s a double minor.
      – While I whole-heartedly believe that Feds didn’t mean to hit Neal in the helmet with his stick, he did so that’s a penalty.
      – You also can’t move the puck with your hand in the defensive zone when it is on the ice. While this is a new rule, it is a rule nonetheless and is a 2 minute minor.

      • kjohns200 - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:14 AM

        Plus they didn’t call a high stick on Sutter that drew blood from his chin.

  5. dkphilly1122 - Feb 21, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    The Pens dominated possession and the ice?? in what game?? You watched the same game we all did?? The Pens got out shot at one point 12 shots to 2……and oh yeah, loss in the end. Like the other guy said, in the third they were giving so many chances. Yeah they scored but they should when given that many opportunities. The Isles are better than people like you give them credit for too….they definitely are not the same old Isle team that was a given win. The Flyers owned most of the game after Pittsburgh went up 2-0…..yeah they fought back in the third, but before that they weren’t looking too skilled, more like frustrated from the Flyers getting under there skin. Regardless of who was in net, it wouldn’t have mattered. The Flyers own Fleury especially in that building. Vokoun isn’t that bad of a Goalie, he just had very little D in front of him last night.

    • jpelle82 - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:34 AM

      pens were dominating until the time out and then the zolnercyk hit. the hit got the blood boiling, which is what the flyers always try to do, the pens got suckered in again and they played right into philly’s hands at that point. it was anyone’s game after that mess

  6. Stiller43 - Feb 21, 2013 at 9:31 PM


    The refs gave the pens the game in the 3rd?

    So they shouldnt have called two high stickings (one of which drew blood) or the closing your hand on the puck? Those are black and white rules and they were the aboslute right calls, whether you wanted them to call them or not.

    Vokoun let in 3 goals no NHL goalie should allow.

    That being said, it was an exciting game of hockey…just wish the pens could have come out on top.

  7. z561 - Feb 21, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Kid is gonna be a star.

  8. malkinrulez - Feb 21, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    I love Philly fans and their “bad call defense” . They are in the top 3rd in the NHL in penalties , last I heard they were at 80. Sounds like an in disciplined team that consistently puts their team at a disadvantage every game. Anyone who thinks Vokoun played well last night hasn’t watched much hockey.

    • Tyler - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:32 AM

      80? They’re first in the league with 120 penalties.

  9. Jack Bauer 24 - Feb 21, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Flyers arent making the playoffs this year, book it . Luke Schenn is brutal and so is Bruno Gervais … that Defense is awful, so many holes, before you know it they Flyer fan base will whine about losing Matt Carle (another turnover machine)

  10. broadstbully33 - Feb 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Pitt shouldn’t criticize anyone’s defense. Letang is a joke defenseman who is way overrated. And after him it gets even worse. Schenn is way underrated and has been solid all year. The high stick to Neal was halariously displayed by him and should have been called diving as well. It was like he was smacked by the hand of god with the way he threw himself to the ice.

    • Jack Bauer 24 - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:22 AM

      LOL Broadstbully33 you think Schenn is underrated and has been solid all year????? are you serious?? he’s out of position every shift! yeah he can lay some hits out but what good does that do if he takes himself out of the play more times then not? he got beat so many times last night to loose pucks and on man coverage . Watch the games and be objective.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:04 AM

        Dude you obviously have not watched the Flyers more than a couple times this season. Yes Luke Schenn has been beaten (just like every other Dman in the NHL), but he’s also been very productive. Quick skill players can get around him because he’s obviously not fleet of foot but that can be overcome by taking good angles, which he is getting better and better at. You see him as a slow-moving goon because YOU’RE not being objective. You’re looking it at him as a Pens fan who despises the Flyers. He’s paired with one of the most saavy defenseman in the league (Timonen) and it’s developing his game nicely. He’s never gonna be Paul Coffey or Erik Karlsson, but he can be close to an Adam Foote (eventually). Schenns only 23, was thrown to the wolves in Toronto, and is still developing. Over the next few years he will become an excellent stay-at-home defenseman.

  11. bobhpine - Feb 21, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    The flyers suck. They are admittedly a matchup problem for the Penguins. Part of that is the NHL lets mongoloids like Sean couturier slash Malkin eight times times before giving Malkin a penalty before giving him one back. Shocker, Malkin gets the penalty. That’s the nonsense that happens all over the ice in most of their games. They like this nonsense go on between the Flyers and the Pens, and that does a disservice to the more talented team.

    But look how this Flyers team performs against the rest of the league. NJ skunked them easily in the playoffs. They have 8 wins and the season is about a week or so from being half over. Their goalie blows, the defense is poor. Da bess player in da worl, Claude Giroux, is like 43rd in points.

    Scott Hartnell would win them the President’s Trophy though, right? Lose on losers.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:28 AM

      You think Sean Couturier is a mongoloid compared to Malkin? Are you blind? Bobhpine, I thought you were a conceited loser before this comment, but wow. You know the Pens have 11 wins? All of 3 more wins than the Flyers. The Flyers took the season series and the playoffs last year. It’s all because the refs let the dirty old Flyers run wild right?? Is that why the Pens were on the PP for almost the last 7 mins of the 3rd? Including an extended 5-on-3. It’s all because the Pens stoop to Flyers level. I’m so sick of that tired point, it’s so overused. You know the Flyers have a fair amount of skill. And we were short handed. Missing Hartnell, Mezsaros (a top-4 dman), and Read (arguably our most consistent forward) while the Pens were missing Crosby, right? No wait, Malkin? Or was it Neal? Maybe Letang? Nope, they were all in and the amazing, unbelievably talented, gods gift to hockey known as the Pittsburgh Penguins still lost to the lowly Flyers in your building. What a joke.

  12. broadstbully33 - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    He has been very good. He has lapses in judgement but he is far better than you think. Every player has flaws and he is still young and growing his game. With the injury to mez he has been playing big minutes important mins. Maybe you should watch a game that isn’t fogged by Pitt biased. It’s sad when Pitt accepts diving as a normal acceptable play. The game was handed to Pitt in the Thor period and they were out worked and outplayed. You mock schenn but yet Cindy was -3 his line -10 combined maybe they should work on their postioning.

    • Jack Bauer 24 - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:53 AM

      I’m not even a Pens fan I’m neutral , and again , ask around, research it , Schenn has been awful, you dont even know your own team, time to take the blinders off kid.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:38 AM

        You are wrong. In no way has Schenn been awful. I’ve watched every minute of every Flyers game this season and he has been a solid presence. He’s had bad games, but he’s also had plenty of good games. There’s more to a defensemans game than being quick. Kimmo Timonen has lost two or three steps over the past few years but his play hasn’t dropped off. Why? Because he uses angles and brains. Which is something Schenn is improving all the time with. He’s not an all-star dman, we all get that. But he’s still very young and is on the upswing. He’s not the turnstile he was in Toronto.

  13. ahuophfe - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    Reblogged this on bnfblogs.

  14. steelers88 - Feb 22, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    How do you lose to the Panthers! HA HA HA!

    • ibieiniid - Feb 22, 2013 at 8:32 AM

      says the guy who’s team just lost to the team he’s criticizing.

  15. mancave001 - Feb 22, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    Flyers aren’t making the playoffs. Book it.


    A Flyers Fan

    • phillyphanatic77 - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      You really expected the Flyers to win that game after expending all that mental and physical energy the night before? Idk how the schedule makers expect the Flyers to keep making these quick turnarounds on back to backs. They’ve had to play more games than anyone in less time with plenty of travel. Philly was the only team in the league to start out their first two weeks with two back to backs, both with travel, with both sets of games separated by less than 24 hours. How does that happen? The Pens played Sunday, Wednesday, then Friday this week. The Flyers play Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. How does that work? If it’s not the worst, it’s top-five for brutal schedules in the NHL.

      • Jack Bauer 24 - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:04 PM

        poor excuse 77, you have to beat the bottom feeder teams in this league , no matter if the schedule is tight or not , especially since they have gotten off to this lousy start .

  16. obnoxiousDCfan - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    That was a pretty ass shot.

  17. Stiller43 - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:44 PM


    So sid was -3 for one game? He was +11 going in. Wasnt your captain -4 going in? Maybe HE needs to work on positioning.

  18. claude28giroux - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Sometimes when I have a bad day, I come on PHT to laugh at pens fans. There are a lot of stupid flyers fans out there but pens fans are clueless, can’t blame them that’s what happens when you abandon a franchise

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