Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Panthers analyst: Sorry for Sedin dis

SUNRISE — Panthers TV analyst and Hall of Fame defense­man Denis Potvin apologized Wednesday for calling the Canucks' Daniel Sedin a "lowlife" after the star forward scored in overtime for a 3-2 victory that ended Florida's 12-game winning streak.

Potvin said in a statement that his "choice of words" at the end of Monday's game, made in the heat of the moment, "should have been more appropriate."

"For that I'm going to extend my sincere apologies to Daniel Sedin, (president of hockey operations) Trevor Linden and the Canucks organization," he said.

After Sedin scored on a power play, the teams and some coaches ended up in a near brawl on the ice and the benches after a Panther said something to Sedin. He hasn't identified what was said or who said it.

Potvin, who does color commentary for Panthers games, blamed Sedin and the rest of the Canucks on the air for starting the altercation.

Canucks captain Henrik Sedin, Daniel's twin, said his team "forgot about it right away. It's not a big deal."

Around the league: Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk apologized for a dispute at his Montreal apartment early Sunday that resulted in his girlfriend being accused of domestic violence and arrested. "The last thing I wanted was it to be a distraction for my teammates," he said. Chanel Leszczynski hit Galchenyuk in the nose, reports said. She is out of jail. Prosecutors are deciding whether to file charges. .… The Coyotes sent All-Star Game captain John Scott to the AHL to make room for defenseman Kevin Connauton, claimed off waivers from the Blue Jackets. Scott will be recalled in the "next day or so," coach Dave Tippett said. … Devils forward Bobby Farnham was suspended for four games for what the league called a vicious, predatory hit against the Blues on Tuesday.

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First1, Phi, Voracek 5 (Giroux), 17:28. PenaltiesK.Miller, Bos, major (fighting), 4:13; Schenn, Phi, major (fighting), 4:13; Connolly, Bos (tripping), 13:43.

Second2, Bos, K.Miller 3 (Talbot), 8:38. 3, Bos, Eriksson 15 (Spooner, Krug), 16:26 (pp). PenaltiesBergeron, Bos (hooking), 1:20; Trotman, Bos (holding), 10:24; Medvedev, Phi (interference), 16:01.

Third4, Phi, Simmonds 11 (Voracek, Giroux), 10:10. 5, Phi, Streit 4 (Giroux, Voracek), 11:32. PenaltiesManning, Phi (delay of game), 7:27. Shots on GoalBos 8-12-12—32. Phi 5-9-7—21. PP oppsBos 1 of 2; Phi 0 of 3. GoaliesBos, Rask 14-13-4 (21 shots-18 saves). Phi, Mason 10-10-5 (32-30).

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First1, Clm, Jenner 15 (Jones, Rychel), 15:08. PenaltiesRychel, Clm (hold), 3:10; Hunwick, Tor (interfere), 8:07; Hartnell, Clm (high-stick), 11:40; Hartnell, Clm (trip), 19:23.

Second2, Clm, Wennberg 5 (Falk, Hartnell), 16:17. PenaltiesNone.

Third3, Tor, Boyes 5 (Komarov, Rielly), 17:33. 4, Clm, Dubinsky 8 (Jenner), 19:59 (en-pp). PenaltiesPhaneuf, Tor (hook), 18:56. SOGClm 8-9-5—22. Tor 10-15-17—42. PP oppsClm 1 of 2; Tor 0 of 3. GoaliesClm, Korpisalo 2-4-1 (42 shots-41 saves). Tor, Reimer 7-6-4 (21-19).

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