NEW YORK, NJ (AP) – Gustav Forselling scored twice, including 1:45 in overtime, and the Florida Panthers overcame a four-goal deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 7-6 on Saturday.
Alexander Barkov also had two goals. Defenders Radco Goodas, Ben Chiarot and Brandon Montour each scored for Florida, winning his third consecutive game.
Spencer Knight stopped six shots to give the victory to goalkeeper Sergei Babrovsky, who allowed six goals in 25 shots in the first two terms.
New Jersey forward Yeiger Sharangovic scored his first hat-trick of his career. Jack Hughes, Jenny Cuokanen and Andreas Johnson also scored for the Devils, who fell for the eighth time in 11 games. Andrew Hammond took the loss, allowing seven goals in 41 shots in his first, Devils debut of the season.
The Devils were 6-2 up after two periods of the second period with four goals, including two from Sharangovic. He completed his hat-trick with a short-hand goal against Babrovsky to give New Jersey a 5-2 lead.
However, the Panthers, who improved to 9-13-1 after a two-period setback, returned to third. In the third, Florida beat New Jersey 23-5, and scored twice on the bench with Barkov Knight, the game was his second and 33rd game of the season with 1:24 left in regulation.
Forsoling made an incredible comeback when he defeated Hammond at 1:45 in extra session.
New Jersey has scored at least six goals for the second time this season against Florida, as well as a 7-3 home win against the Panthers on 9 November. This is the ninth time New Jersey has scored at least six goals. A game this season.
Florida forward Patrick Hornquist (unpublished) missed his fourth consecutive game and Center Noel Aquarius (hitting the upper body) missed his second consecutive. None of the Panthers accompanied them on their road trip, which ended Sunday in Buffalo. Defender Aaron Ekblad (lower body) and his sixth consecutive game missed.
Forward Anton Lundell is back in the Florida lineup after missing the last 11 matches due to a hamstring injury. Lundell was injured during the first leg of Florida’s 6-1 win over Buffalo on March 7.
The Panthers are heading to Buffalo for a Sunday matinee.
New Jersey will host the New York Islanders on Sunday.