The Florida Panthers tied their series with the New York Islanders up 2-2 tonight and Teddy Purcell was a huge part of his team's 2-1 win, scoring the first goal. There was some discussion about a coach's challenge being somewhat murky.
The Panthers had acquired Purcell at the trade deadline from the Edmonton Oilers for a third-round draft pick, which seems like a great deal now, what with Purcell posting 11 points in 15 games with the Cats to close off the season and two goals in four playoff games so far.
The 30-year-old will be a free agent this summer, and you'd think the 6'2", 200-pound clutch right winger (he's also posted 17 points in 18 postseason games with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010-11) will garner quite a bit of interest.
Though he was undrafted, he did suit up for Team Canada at the 2012 World Championships.
Like all the cards he signed for me last year, here he is wearing the Bolts' colours, specifically the white (away) uniform, on card #35 from Panini's 2010-11 Donruss collection and Boys Of Winter sub-set: