National Hockey League
Florida 3, Dallas 2
When: 8:30 PM ET, Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Referees: Jake Brenk, Jean Hebert
Linesmen: Kyle Flemington, Ryan Gibbons
Attendance: 4199

Frank Vatrano scored a power-play goal with 1:51 left in overtime, leading the Florida Panthers past the host Dallas Stars, 3-2, on Tuesday night.

There were just six seconds left on the power play when Vatrano scored off a pass from Gustav Forsling. The 4-on-3 man-advantage was set up when Dallas' Jamie Benn tripped Anthony Duclair, who appeared to injure his left knee on the play.

The Panthers, who also got goals from Aleksander Barkov and Radko Gudas, snapped their season-high-tying three-game losing streak.

Barkov has four goals in five games against the Stars this season, and he also leads the Panthers with 18 goals on the season.

Chris Driedger made 24 saves, improving to 3-1-0 in four games against Dallas this season.

Dallas got goals from Jason Robertson and Joe Pavelski. Robertson, a Rookie of the Year candidate, scored his 12th goal of the season and his fourth in his past four games. Pavelski scored his team-high 16th goal.

Anton Khudobin made 28 saves, but he couldn't keep the Stars from losing their second straight game.

Dallas is 2-12 in games decided after regulation. Florida is 8-4 in those situations.

The Stars were without winger Roope Hintz, who has a lingering lower-body injury. Hintz, who had played in Dallas' previous game, is second on the team with 32 points.

Panthers winger Carter Verhaeghe missed the game and was listed as "week-to-week" with an upper-body injury. He is second on the team with 17 goals.

Florida opened the scoring with 11:50 gone in the first. Jonathan Huberdeau dug the puck out of the corner, and Markus Nutivaara dished to Barkov, who buried his chance from the slot.

Dallas tied the score just 52 seconds later as Robertson scored on his second effort, beating Driedger with a high shot from point-blank range. Benn and John Klingberg had assists.

The Panthers took a 2-1 lead with 2:45 elapsed in the second. Gudas' shot was deflected off the stick of a Stars player, and the puck fluttered and floated over Khudobin and into the net.

Dallas tied the score 2-2 with 11:34 left in the third. Benn fed Robertson, whose shot hit the right post before Pavelski cleaned up the rebound.

With 9:47 left in regulation, Driedger made an incredible save, diving back and reaching with his stick to stop a puck that was slightly but not fully over the line. That proved to be a big play in Florida's victory.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Florida   Dallas
Aleksander Barkov 1 Points Jason Robertson 2
Aleksander Barkov 1 Goals Jason Robertson 1
Anthony Duclair 1 Assists Jamie Benn 2
Frank Vatrano 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Chris Driedger .923 Save Percentage Anton Khudobin .903
Chris Driedger 24 Saves Anton Khudobin 28
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 31 3 1-4 3-3 8 33
Dallas 26 2 0-3 3-4 10 47
Upcoming Games
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Columbus. The Stars have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .360 after a loss.
  • Florida will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Panthers have a W/L % of .577 after a win and .706 after a loss.