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Jokinen, Campbell Lead Cats To Victory

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 2:13 AM

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Jokinen, Campbell Lead Cats To Victory
Philadelphia Flyers 3, Florida Panthers 4
Florida Panthers center Olli Jokinen, left, celebrates after scoring his second goal in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers during a hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007. At right is Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Derian Hatcher. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
By Dave Joseph for floridapanthers.com
 
Moments after the Panthers skated off the ice Wednesday evening at BankAtlantic Center, Radek Dvorak unlaced his skates and motioned around a jubilant locker room.
 
“Look around at this team,” said the veteran forward. “Everyone on this team can make plays. It’s a good team with good young players. We just have to make the right decisions with the puck and different guys will step up.”
 
Against the once-defeated Flyers, the Panthers made nearly all the right moves. Led by Olli Jokinen’s two, record-setting goals and Gregory Campbell's first multi-goal game, the Panthers beat the Flyers 4-3 to climb a game within the .500 mark.
 
“I thought it was a great effort,” said GM and coach Jacques Martin. “In all three periods I thought we outplayed them. It was the game we created the most chances.”
 
In fact, except for a few lapses, the Panthers controlled the game much of the night. They stopped Daniel Briere from being a presence in the game and fired a season-high 42 shots at Flyer goalie Martin Biron.
 
“I like our chances getting 30 plus shots every night,” Jokinen said.
 
Jozef Stumpel was a force in the faceoff circle (winning eight of 10 draw) and defenseman Bryan Allen had two assists, his first points of the season.
 
“(The Flyers) were a good team and they were a good measuring stick,” Campbell said. “We expect a lot of ourselves.”
 
JOKINEN BREAK-OUT BOX
MOST GOALS
Olli Jokinen 158
Scott Mellanby 157
MOST ASSISTS
Robert Svehla 229
Olli Jokinen 198
MOST POINTS
Olli Jokinen 356
Scott Mellanby 354
MOST POWER PLAY GOALS
Scott Mellanby 66
Olli Jokinen 50
MOST SHORT-HANDED GOALS
Tom Fitzgerald 12
Pavel Bure 9
Bill Lindsay 8
Olli Jokinen 8
CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED
Olli Jokinen 303
Robert Svehla 300
The first period was the Olli Jokinen Show, as the Panther captain continued his assault on the team’s record book. His first goal set the franchise record for most points (355) and his second made him the all-leading goal scorer (158).
 
Jokinen had 10 shots on the evening and, along with his two, first period goals, he also drew two penalties.
 
“It’s nice,” said Jokinen of the records. “I’ve been lucky enough to play with good linemates. But the main thing is to keep getting wins. The points, the goals…they don’t matter if we don’t make the playoffs.”
 
Jokinen made it 1-0 just 2:35 into the game when Stumpel won the faceoff in the Flyer end and Jokinen banged the rebound from a Jay Bouwmeester shot past goalie Martin Biron.
 
Game Highlights
Starting Lineups
 Panthers    Lightning
 Jokinen
C
 Briere
 Stumpel
LW
 Gagne
 Zednik
RW
 Lupul
 Bouwmeester
D
 Smith
 Allen
D
 Timonen
 Vokoun
G
 Biron
Post-Game Video
 Jacques Martin
 Olli Jokinen
  Gregory Campbell
  Stephen Weiss
PhotoGallery
 Panthers vs Flyers
Quote of the Game
"For me there's no reason to look ahead or look back, I just have to keep going and help the team to win." - captain Olli Jokinen on him breaking the Panthers career records in goals and points.
Stat of the Game
 Jokinen's two goals put him to the top of the Panthers record books for career stats in two categories: Most Goals and Most Points.
3 Stars
Presented by Szrio Jewelry
1. Olli Jokinen
2. Gregory Campbell
3. Joffrey Lupul
Just a few minutes later after Jokinen drew an interference call on Jason Smith, Richard Zednik skated into the offensive zone on the power play and drew three Flyers toward him. Zednik slid the puck to the open wing to Jokinen, who snapped a wrist shot past Biron to make it 2-0.
 
After failing to score during a four-minute power play early in the second period, the Panthers gave up two goals in 1:45. The first came on a power play by Joffrey Lupui and the second by Jeff Carter on a two-on-one rush with R.J. Umberger.
 
But Campbell got the two goals back.
 
His first, at 14:16 of the second period, came when he took a slap shot from just inside the Flyers’ blue line that deflected off Smith and then trickled through Biron. Campbell’s second goal came at 1:59 of the third period when he backhanded a puck past Biron that the Flyer defensemen had trouble clearing. Dvorak also had a big hand in the play, fighting to get the puck behind the Flyer net.
 
“I’m not usually the one to get two goals,” Campbell said. “But different guys have to step up.”
 
Despite a third goal by the Flyers, the Panthers were strong in the final minutes, not allowing the Flyers to set up in the offensive end.
 
“This was a big game for us,” Dvorak said. “It’s a huge couple points, especially after the last couple road games (in Toronto and Ottawa). I thought we did a good job controlling the game tonight and pressuring their defense.”
 
Martin also gave credit to “some of our grinders.” After the Flyers tied the game at two, the Panther’s third and fourth lines took the momentum away from the Flyers, ultimately leading to the first of Campbell’s two goals.
 
Martin juggled his lines with Rostislav Olesz and David Booth out of the lineup. Martin started the game with Jokinen, Jozef Stumpel and Richard Zednik, Stephen Weiss, Nathan Horton and Ville Peltonen, Campbell, Brett McLean and Anthony Stewart, and Dvorak, Kamil Kreps and Stefan Meyer.
 
The Panthers can get back to the .500 mark Friday at BankAtlantic Center when they play host to the Sabres.
scoring summary
1st Period
02:35
FLA
Olli Jokinen (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Jay Bouwmeester (2), Richard Zednik (1)
1 - 0 FLA
08:56
FLA
PPG - Olli Jokinen (4) Snap shot - ASST: Richard Zednik (2), Cory Murphy (6)
2 - 0 FLA
2nd Period
09:25
PHI
PPG - Joffrey Lupul (3) Snap shot - ASST: Mike Richards (5), Kimmo Timonen (5)
2 - 1 FLA
11:10
PHI
Jeff Carter (5) Tip-in - ASST: R.J. Umberger (4)
2 - 2 Tie
14:16
FLA
Gregory Campbell (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Kamil Kreps (1), Bryan Allen (1)
3 - 2 FLA
3rd Period
01:59
FLA
Gregory Campbell (2) Tip-in - ASST: Radek Dvorak (3), Bryan Allen (2)
4 - 2 FLA
12:46
PHI
Lasse Kukkonen (1) Wrap-around - ASST: Joffrey Lupul (6), Daniel Briere (8)
4 - 3 FLA
penalty summary
1st Period
04:32
FLA
Brett McLean  Interference against  Jeff Carter
08:04
PHI
Jason Smith  Interference against  Jozef Stumpel
19:43
PHI
R.J. Umberger  Interference against  Olli Jokinen
2nd Period
04:08
PHI
Ben Eager  Roughing against  Stephen Weiss
04:08
PHI
Ben Eager  Roughing against  Stephen Weiss
08:34
FLA
Brett McLean  Elbowing against  Scott Hartnell
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Martin Biron
Martin Biron
SA: 42TOI: 59:00
Saves: 38EV: 29 - 32
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .905SH: 1 - 1
Tomas Vokoun
SA: 23TOI: 60:00
Saves: 20EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .870SH: 0 - 0
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