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Panthers Wrap-Up: Senators 4, Panthers 2

Panthers post 40 shots but Penguins are ones to capitalize on opportunities.

Tuesday, 12.03.2013 / 11:26 PM / Wrap Up
By Glenn Odebralski  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Panthers Wrap-Up: Senators 4, Panthers 2
Panthers post 40 shots but Penguins are ones to capitalize on opportunities.
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12/3/2013
2-4
1 2 3 OT T
Panthers 2 0 0 0 2
Senators 2 1 1 0 4
FLA - PPG - J. Huberdeau (6), PPG - B. Campbell (4)
OTT - J. Corvo (2), E. Condra (2), PPG - C. Greening (2), B. Ryan (14)
  
   

SUNRISE, FLA —  (NHL.com) - Just putting the puck on net paid off for Ottawa Senators defenseman Joe Corvo on Tuesday.

Corvo picked up a goal and an assist on seemingly harmless wrist shots from the point to help lead the Senators to a 4-2 victory against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center.

FULL RECAP
 
"This is frustrating. It's not fun. I feel like we're close but we keep making major mistakes that cost us. They don't seem to leave our game."

- Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell.
 
1. Offensive First: The Panthers and Senators came out shooting in the first period and the goals followed as the teams each scored twice. Ottawa had the shot advantage 21-10 but it was Florida who first got on the board thanks to the power play. Given a 5-on-3 for 1:13, the Panthers capitalized on the two man advantage and the coinciding 5-on-4 power play. First it was Jonathan Huberdeau scoring off the rebound from above the crease and then Brian Campbell scoring off a nice feed 1:38 later off the feed from Scottie Upshall. The Senators would get their footing and peppered Tim Thomas late. Joe Corvo made it a one goal game as his shot from just inside the blueline got through traffic and Thomas didn't see the stick side shot. Then Eric Condra tied the game from in close with 1:15 to play in the period off a feed from Jason Spezza. 

2. The Bounces: Ottawa got off on the board with a weird goal and the eventual game-winner came via off the bounce. The second period time came close and close to and it looked like the teams would go to the third tied at two but Shawn Matthias was sent to the box for holding with 2:22 left to play. Ottawa sent the puck around and Corvo took a shot on goal. Colin Greening, who was stationed in front of the net and screening Thomas got credit for th goal as the puck hit him in the knee, bounced up and over Thomas and into the back of the net.

3. In The Box: Florida was given the first two power play chances of the night and they used it to their advantage but afterwards, it was the Senators who saw the power play with seven straight power play chances. The game winner came on the man advantage. Bobby Ryan would add a fourth Senators goal with 8:08 to play but having to kill off seven straight opportunities allowed the Senators to control a lot of the play. When Florida did have their chances, former Panthers netminder Craig Anderson was up to the task in stopping 30 shots.
 
Memorable twitter posts from the game.

@SanchexML94:I'm not only sad because the @MiamiHEAT lost but the @FlaPanthers as well, such a sad night in South Florida.

@lsdspyd3r: Is hard being a @FlaPanthers fan sometimes, but that's what #loyalty is. #HockeyNight #WeSeeRED

@lefthookpro: Just sso damn frustrating #flapanthers.

 
Memorable fan posts from the game.

Michael Barychko: I was getting overexcited by that great 2-0 start. What happened?

Earl Shiflett: really concerned for this team.

Phillip Morris: Damn, from 2-0 up to a 4-2 loss. This team needs a lot of work.
 

1. Florida got off to a great start, netting two power play goals in the first eight and a half minutes. Brian Campbell's goal to give the Cats a 2-0 lead came with just one second remaining on the second man advantage opportunity on the night.

4. Forward Scottie Upshall continued his strong play of late, picking up an assist on Campbell's goal for his 15th point of the season (tied with Campbell for team lead). Upshall has now tied a career-high with points in four straight (2-2-4), a feat has now accomplished three times in his career.

5. The Cats finished the game with 16 blocked shots, compared to the Senators 11. Leading the way was defenseman Dylan Olsen who picked up five on the night. The blueliner also was tied for the team lead in hits with three.

7. The Panthers got the first two power plays of the game and the last but in between it was the Senators with seven straight opportunities.

45. The Senators were a busy group, throwing 45 shots on netminder Tim Thomas. The 45 were a season high in shots allowed which included a season-high 21 shots surrendered in the first period..

 
Joe Corvo
Got the Senators comeback started with a goal and then picked up the main assist on the eventual game-winner as his shot went in off of Greening late in the second period while on the power play.

1 Goal, 1 Assist, 2 Points, +2, 4 Shots, 21:13 TOI
 
 
The Panthers will close out their five-game homestand on Thursday when they host former Southeast Division foes, the Winnipeg Jets. Moving over to the Western Conference this season, this is the only time the Jets will see the BB&T Center. The Jets last played on Monday, getting two days off in between games after downing the NY Rangers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden as former Panthers captain Olli Jokinen collected three points (two goals) in the victory. Offensively, they're led by center Bryan Little (26 points in 29 games) and defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (22 points in 29 games). Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec has gone 10-10-3 in 23 games this season between the pipes, posting a 2.66 GAA and .917 save percentage.

Author: Glenn Odebralski | FloridaPanthers.com

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 64 22 16 -9 38
J. Huberdeau 61 9 28 3 37
A. Ekblad 64 11 23 7 34
J. Jokinen 63 6 28 -1 34
B. Boyes 62 11 21 8 32
J. Jagr 60 12 19 -10 31
J. Hayes 55 17 12 -4 29
B. Campbell 64 3 20 2 23
A. Barkov 53 10 12 -5 22
V. Trocheck 34 5 11 8 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .921 2.37
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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