March 17, 2016 11:14 pm
Updated: March 17, 2016 11:15 pm

Jokinen scores two odd goals to lead Panthers over Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs' Connor Brown gets hit by Florida Panthers' left wing Garrett Wilson during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Thursday, March 17, 2016.


TORONTO – Jussi Jokinen scored two strange goals to help the Florida Panthers to a 4-1 win in Toronto on Thursday night, further solidifying their Atlantic Division lead.

Jokinen wasn’t attempting to score on either goal against the Maple Leafs, with two passing attempts pinging off Toronto sticks to beat Jonathan Bernier, who was making his third straight start in goal.

It was the fourth win in five games for Florida (40-22-9), trailed closely for the Division lead by the Bruins and Lightning. The Panthers are three wins from matching their franchise record (43).

Jaromir Jagr and Teddy Purcell added empty-net goals for the Panthers.

Morgan Rielly scored for the Leafs, who had a two-game win streak snapped.

Bernier turned aside 28 shots, while Florida’s Roberto Luongo stopped 32 of 33 shots.

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