Florida 3, Buffalo 2

Saturday, October 29, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 6-4-0-0 2-1-0-0 4-3-0-0 W1
Buffalo 6-4-0-0 2-3-0-0 4-1-0-0 L1


Jason Garrison scored on the power play with 1:43 left to lift the Florida Panthers to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the host Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Tomas Fleischmann scored the tying goal just over two minutes earlier and Marcel Goc added a tally for the Panthers. Jose Theodore returned the Florida lineup after missing two games with a lower-body injury and made 24 saves.

Garrison came off the bench just as it went from 4-on-4 to a Panthers power play. The defenseman blasted a shot from just in front of the blue line and clipped it off the post past Ryan Miller for his fourth goal.

Fleischmann‘s third goal came on a strange play. Miller sprawled to the ice to attempt a save on Scottie Upshall, who never actually got the shot off as the puck dribbled to the boards. Miller was still down when Fleischmann found the puck and wristed it into the open net from the left doorstep.

Brad Boyes had helped give the Sabres the lead just over three minutes earlier. Boyes took a dropoff from Christian Ehrhoff while falling to the ice and sent a cross-ice pass from his knees to Jason Pominville, who blasted it past Theodore from the left face-off circle for the power-play tally.

Buffalo has dropped three of four.

Top Game Performances

Florida   Buffalo
Tomas Kopecky 3 Points Jason Pominville 1
Jason Garrison 1 Goals Jason Pominville 1
Tomas Kopecky 3 Assists Luke Adam 1
Jason Garrison 1 Power Play Goals Jason Pominville 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jose Theodore .923 Save Percentage Ryan Miller .917
Jose Theodore 24 Saves Ryan Miller 33

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 36 3 1-6 3-4 23 26
Buffalo 26 2 1-4 5-6 12 31

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Sabres have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Florida will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Panthers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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