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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.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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