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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.

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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