Forsling scored the final 3-0 goal in the middle of the third period when Florida took its sixth straight victory - and its second victory in two days against Columbus.

That means the Panthers now top the entire NHL ahead of teams like Tampa Bay, Washington and Toronto.

- Well, do we?

I have no real control over it, but that can probably be the case, says Gustav Forsling to Sportbladet.

The 24-year-old defender has scored 9 points in 26 games, including 3 goals.

He is happy with the playing time and the confidence from the coaches.

- Of course, it's fun to score goals too.

Tonight I got a great pass from Aleksander Barkov.

As so often.

He is absolutely fantastic, always has his head up and knows what to do, says Forsling.

In Calgary, Toronto took its third straight victory after two assists by William Nylander.

The 24-year-old was behind the equalizer to 2-2 at the end of the second period and then played teammate John Tavares to 3-2 in the third when the guests won 4-2.