Florida 3, Pittsburgh 2

Saturday, November 19, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 11-6-1-2 6-1-1-0 5-5-0-2 L2
Florida 10-6-0-3 3-2-0-3 7-4-0-0 W1


Stephen Weiss' power-play goal with 3 1/2 minutes to play in the third period snapped a tie as the Florida Panthers ended a five-game home losing streak with a 3-2 triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

Just 35 seconds after Pittsburgh was called for too many men on the ice, Weiss' tap-in attempt from the top of the crease sneaked behind Brent Johnson but hit the right post. However, Johnson knocked the puck across the goal line as he was falling backward, giving the Panthers the victory.

Tomas Fleischmann notched a goal and an assist, defenseman Brian Campbell also scored and Weiss set up a pair of tallies for Florida, which began its four-game homestand by halting a five-game losing streak against Pittsburgh.

Chris Kunitz and Jordan Staal scored while Pascal Dupuis added two assists for the Penguins, who have lost five of six on the road.

Kunitz gave Pittsburgh the lead just 69 seconds into the game as he tapped his own rebound past Jose Theodore. Campbell knotted the contest at 7:28 and Fleischmann scored from the slot on the power play less than six minutes into the second to put Florida ahead.

Staal forged a 2-2 tie with 7:22 remaining in the second when he grabbed a rebound and moved across the slot before beating Theodore for his 10th goal of the season.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Florida
Pascal Dupuis 2 Points Stephen Weiss 3
Chris Kunitz 1 Goals Stephen Weiss 1
Pascal Dupuis 2 Assists Stephen Weiss 2
N/A Power Play Goals Stephen Weiss 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brent Johnson .903 Save Percentage Jose Theodore .951
Brent Johnson 28 Saves Jose Theodore 39

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 41 2 0-2 2-4 8 31
Florida 31 3 2-4 2-2 4 34

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Panthers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game at home against NY Islanders. The Penguins have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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