After winning four straight, the Maple Leafs have lost two in a row, including 4-3 at Tampa Bay on Monday night.
”Obviously, those are two tough games,” Hyman said. ”I thought we played well in both games, we just didn’t come up with a win.”
Toronto closed to 2-1 when Moore swept in a loose puck from in front at 2:53 of the second. The Maple Leafs tied it when William Nylander got control of the puck in the neutral zone, skated in and dropped a perfect pass to Hyman, who beat Luongo with 7:26 left in the period.
Barkov’s power-play goal at 11:02 of the first gave Florida a 1-0 lead. Huberdeau passed from behind the net to Barkov in front, and he roofed the puck over McElhinney on the stick side.
Barkov has 16 points in his past 12 games.
Huberdeau stretched the lead to 2-0 at 1:42 of the second. McElhinney came out of the crease to block a shot by Huberdeau, but he got around the goaltender and backhanded the puck into the net.
”He made the first move and I had a chance to go behind him,” Huberdeau said.
NOTES: Trocheck’s assist on Barkov’s goal gave him 20 power-play points, making him the first Panthers player to reach that mark since Brian Campbell (31) and Tomas Fleischmann (22) in 2011-12. … Panthers forward Denis Malgin is expected to miss two weeks with a lower-body injury. Malgin was injured in the third period of Saturday’s 6-5 win over Pittsburgh.
Maple Leafs: Visit the Washington Capitals on Saturday.