Panthers fall to Flames in shootout in first matchup since blockbuster offseason trade

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Miami Herald

SUNRISE, Fla. — As the rest of their teams headed back to the dressing room following pregame warmups Saturday, Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar remained on the ice. The three were all teammates on the Florida Panthers for six seasons — Huberdeau and Barkov for nine — before the blockbuster trade of the offseason sent Huberdeau and Weegar to the Calgary Flames in exchange for All-Star winger Matthew Tkachuk. Weegar and Huberdeau made their return to Sunrise and soaked in the final moments before focusing on the game at hand. Barkov and Huberdeau briefly chatted just o…

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