Barkov, Knight lift Panthers past Canucks 2-1 in SO

Spencer Knight of the Florida Panthers skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on November 08, 2021 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Panthers 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) (BRUCE BENNETT, 2021 Getty Images)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Aleksander Barkov scored the deciding goal in the shootout and the Florida Panthers beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1.

Sam Reinhart scored in regulation for Florida, and Spencer Knight stopped 27 shots in the win.

The Panthers are 10-1-1 in their last 12 games.

Alex Chiasson scored in the first period for Vancouver. Spencer Martin, making his fourth NHL start and first in nearly five years with Thatcher Demko and Jaroslav Halak in COVID-19 protocols, had 33 saves.

Brock Boeser scored for Vancouver in the first round of the tiebreaker and Anton Lundell tied it for Florida in the second round.

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