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Huberdeau scores in debut, Panthers top 'Canes 5-1

Source : AP
Last Updated: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 03:30 hrs

Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and two assists in his NHL debut, Brian Campbell scored twice in a first-period frenzy and the Florida Panthers opened defense of their Southeast Division title with a 5-1 win over the Carolina Panthers on Saturday night.

Alex Kovalev also had a goal and two assists in his first game with Florida.

Jose Theodore made 41 saves for the Panthers, who led 4-0 after the first 20 minutes for their highest-scoring period since Dec. 17, 2010.

Scottie Upshall also scored for Florida.

Patrick Dwyer had the lone goal for Carolina, which was down 5-0 early in the second. Starting goaltender Cam Ward was pulled following the first period, after stopping just eight of the 12 shots he faced.




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