The Florida Panthers are happy to have two of their top players back.
Jonathan Huberdeau scored in his first game of the season and Aleksander Barkov had an assist on that goal to lift the Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the Ducks on Friday night.
Huberdeau’s goal during 4-on-4 play with 4:58 left in the second period broke a 1-1 tie. Barkov, who missed the previous 15 games with a back injury, passed from the left circle across to Huberdeau in the slot and he shot the puck high into the net, beating John Gibson.
“I had a lot of fun out there,” Huberdeau said. “I felt a little tired there at the end, but for the first game I’m pretty happy with myself and...