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Postgame Notes at San Jose

Sunday, 12.4.2011 / 2:00 AM ET / News
By Carly Peters  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Postgame Notes at San Jose
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The Panthers gave another impressive performance in a 5-3, comeback victory in San Jose. Take a look at some of the records broken and noteworthy moments of tonight's game:


The Panthers rallied from a 2-1 deficit to take a 5-3 win in San Jose, their fourth straight win against the Sharks.

Florida is now 5-2-1 in its last eight games and 14-8-4 on the season, the team's best start since going 15-7-2-2 through 26 games in 1999-2000. With 32 points on the year, the Panthers remain five points ahead of Washington for first place in the Southeast Division after the Capitals earned a 3-2 overtime win against Ottawa tonight.

The Panthers finished off a four-game road trip with a 2-2-0 split, earning their ninth win on the road to tie for the most wins away from home in the NHL. Florida has a 9-6-0 record this season in road games, while Philadelphia is 9-3-1.

Tomas Fleischmann set a career high and Panthers season high with nine shots on goal in a season-high 22:12 time on ice. He tallied a goal and two assists for his sixth multi-point game of the season and the Cats are now 5-0-1 when he tallies at least two points. Fleischmann has now tallied at least one point in 16 of his last 20 games. He is tied for the team lead with 12 goals and ranks second on the Panthers with 27 points, good for T-10th among all NHL players.

Stephen Weiss potted a goal and two assists for his sixth multi-point game of the season. He has now totaled at least three points in four of his last 10 games and five times in 26 games this year after totaling 15 games of 3+ points in 556 career games prior to this season. He ranks third on the Panthers with 26 points (9-17-26), T-15th among all NHL players.

Kris Versteeg returned to the Panthers lineup after missing his first game of the season Thursday with an upper-body injury. He tallied two assists to earn his team-leading seventh multi-point game of the season, with the Panthers owning a 6-1-0 record when he totals at least two points. The assists ended his season-high, three-game pointless streak and increased his team lead to 28 points (12-16-28). Versteeg now ranks T-7th for most points among all NHL players this season after his 25th game.

The Fleischmann-Weiss-Versteeg line has accounted for 33 of the team's 73 goals this season (45.2%) and 81 (33-48-81) of the team's 191 points (72-119-191), good for 42.4% of Florida’s offensive output. Fleischmann and Weiss are T-7th in the NHL with +14 ratings, while Versteeg (+13) is T-9th. The trio ranks first, second and third among Panthers players for points on the season and has failed to record at least one point in just six games this season, only four games when the Panthers weren’t shutout.

In his 116th career game, Jack Skille notched his first NHL game winner and first shorthanded goal,  the Panthers third shorthanded goal of the season. He now has six points (2-4-6) in 25 games this season.

Against his former team, Marco Sturm earned his second goal of the season. He was drafted by San Jose in the first round (21st overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and spent eight seasons with the Sharks. Sturm still ranks in the Top 10 in many of San Jose's franchise categories: games played (553-4th), goals (128-6th), assists (145-8th), points (273-7th) and GWG (27-3rd).

Scott Clemmensen stopped 23-of-26 shots to improve to 2-0-0 on the season, after earning a 6-0 shutout Nov. 15 at Dallas. He missed 13 games to start the season with a knee injury, and five games Nov. 19-29 with a lower-body injury.

One game after going 0-for-6 on the power play, the Panthers went 2-for-4 with the man advantage and added a shorthanded goal on the evening.

After a four-game road trip, the Panthers return home tomorrow and host the Washington Capitals Monday at 7:30 p.m. on FS Florida and 560 WQAM.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 74 46 20 8 195 162 100
2 NYR 72 46 19 7 219 167 99
3 TBL 74 46 21 7 242 191 99
4 NYI 74 44 25 5 226 205 93
5 PIT 73 40 22 11 202 181 91
6 DET 72 39 21 12 208 195 90
7 WSH 73 39 24 10 212 180 88
8 OTT 72 37 24 11 212 190 85
9 BOS 73 36 25 12 193 190 84
10 FLA 73 33 26 14 180 201 80
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 73 31 31 11 164 186 73
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 72 26 36 10 165 199 62
15 TOR 74 27 41 6 193 237 60
16 BUF 73 20 46 7 138 245 47

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 70 12 32 5 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 72 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 68 13 24 -6 37
B. Boyes 71 12 23 9 35
A. Ekblad 72 11 24 8 35
J. Hayes 63 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 62 12 15 -4 27
B. Campbell 73 3 20 -1 23
B. Pirri 40 18 2 4 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 25 17 11 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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