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Quietly, Sasha Barkov becomes No. 2 in Florida Panthers scoring history

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Jonathan Huberdeau (No. 11) and Sasha Barkov take a break on the bench during a Florida Panthers game in 2020. // Photo by Roger Topalian, 21st Century Photography

When Jonathan Huberdeau got his 420th point with the Florida Panthers, it was a big deal and treated as such. Last Monday night in Tampa, Sasha Barkov got his 420th point and it was quietly celebrated.

That certainly doesn’t diminish his accomplishment.

It just did not make Barkov the Florida Panthers’ all-time scoring leader.

Huberdeau’s 420th point did.

Barkov passed Olli Jokinen for sole possession of second place on the Panthers’ scoring list when he recorded an assist on Anthony Duclair’s seventh point (off his first goal) of his Florida career.

Jokinen was watching from his home in Parkland and fired off a text message he figured Barkov would see after the game.

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