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A RAT ABROAD, 2018
The final game of the 2018 NHL Global Series in Finland featured a 4-2 Panthers victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov — who happens to be Finnish — celebrated the win by posing with a plastic friend and soaking in the atmosphere.
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AND THE CROWD GOES WILD, 2016
The 20,247 fans at BB&T Center erupted when Aleksander Barkov tied up Game 5 of the 2016 Eastern Conference First Round 1-1 with his 3rd period goal. The Cats unfortunately fell 2-1 in 2OT, but not before those 20,247 fans were treated to an epic battle on the ice that lasted over four hours.
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BACK ON THE ICE
Past and present Panthers captains met on the ice when Bryan McCabe (Panthers captain, 2009-2011) dropped the puck for current captain Aleksander Barkov. While Barkov leads the team on the ice, McCabe helps lead the team off the ice as Director of Player Personnel. Wonder whether he keeps that old captain jersey hanging around the […]
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BARKOV IS ALL IN
In the eight seasons since the Cats drafted him as the No. 2 pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Aleksander Barkov became the youngest captain in Panthers history, won both the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy and Frank J. Selke Award and established himself as one of the most consistently great forwards in the NHL […]
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BARKOV MEETS O’REE
Aleksander Barkov and other players at the 2018 All-Star Game had the honor of meeting a legend on and off the ice: Willie O’Ree. The festivities coincided with the 60th anniversary of O’Ree’s debut with the Boston Bruins, when he became the first African American player in NHL history. The Tampa Bay Lightning, who hosted […]
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BARKOV TRIES GATORADE-GRADE PUCK CONTROL
Panther Aleksander Barkov competed in the Gatorade NHL Puck Control Relay during the 2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Amalie Arena on January 27, 2018, in Tampa, Florida. Maneuvering the puck around Gatorade bottles, he placed second among eight competitors.
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BARKOV’S FIRST TASTE OF PLAYOFF GLORY, 2016
Game 3 of the 2016 Eastern Conference First Round featured Aleksander Barkov’s first-ever playoff goal. The shot came at 1:11 in the 2nd period. The future captain was just 20 years old, but youth was not a disadvantage as Barkov continued to do what he’d done all season for the Cats: score goals.
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BARKOV’S UNBELIEVABLE SKILLS
The 2018 All-Star Weekend gave Aleksander Barkov the chance to show off his skills in the Save Streak and Puck Control Relay. In the first competition, Barkov successfully interrupted goalie Marc-Andre Fleury’s save streak with a goal that Steven Stamkos described as “unbelievable.” Next, the Cat was the fifth-best out of eight competitors in the […]
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BARKOV’S BIG WEEKEND
Aleksander Barkov made his first trip to the All-Star Game in 2018. The Panthers star made the most of the experience, contributing two assists for the Atlantic Division and just plain enjoying himself. “I just had a lot of fun,” Barkov said. “I’m going to remember this whole thing forever.”
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BUDDIES WITH BARKOV
Keith Yandle is almost 10 years older than Aleksander Barkov, but that hasn’t stopped the pair from becoming pals. On the ice, Yandle describes the Panthers captain as “a once-in-a-lifetime talent.” Off the ice, Yandle describes him as “a treat to be around,” adding, “For such a quiet guy he has some of the best […]
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