SAN JOSE (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau needed overtime to extend his scoring streak and help celebrate Jaromir Jagr’s birthday.
Huberdeau scored 1:38 into overtime after San Jose’s Joe Pavelski scored twice late in the third period to tie it, and the Florida Panthers beat the Sharks 6-5 on Wednesday night.
“It was a good offensive game,” said Huberdeau, playing — and recording points — in his fourth game of the year for the Panthers. “We had a good forecheck down there and there were a lot of things open.”
Nick Bjugstad and Aleksander Barkov each scored twice for the Panthers, who have won five of six games. Jussi Jokinen also scored.
“It was a crazy game, back and forth. A lot of goals scored, a fun game to be part of and Hubie came up big there at the end,” Bjugstad said. “It’s not necessarily the games you want to get into at this point in the season, but we found a way.”
Jagr, who turned 45, assisted on Barkov’s second goal for…