Brandon Montour shining for surprising Panthers: ‘I just wanted to run with it’

  Florida Panthers defenseman Brandon Montour celebrates his overtime game winning goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) By Joshua Clipperton THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Brandon Montour unloaded a one-timer and watched the puck hit the back of the net before dropping to one knee and sweeping his glove over the ice in celebration. The third-period goal on a delayed penalty took the air out of Scotiabank Arena and gave his Florida Panthers breathing room on the way to a 4-2 victory in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. For anyone not paying attention this season, Montour stepping up in a key moment has become the norm….

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