Florida 4, New Jersey 3

Monday, November 21, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 10-8-0-1 4-3-0-1 6-5-0-0 L1
Florida 11-6-0-3 4-2-0-3 7-4-0-0 W2


Tomas Fleischmann scored with 2:03 remaining in the third period as the Florida Panthers spoiled former coach Peter DeBoer's return with a 4-3 comeback victory over the visiting New Jersey Devils on Monday.

Stephen Weiss recorded his third three-point performance in four games with a goal and two assists, Kris Versteeg scored twice and defensemen Jason Garrison and Dmitry Kulikov had two assists apiece for Florida, which improved to 6-2-3 in its last 11 games.

After tying the game with a shorthanded goal at 9:12 of the third, Weiss dished the puck from the right corner to Fleischmann, who drifted from alone in the slot to his left and waited for Martin Brodeur to commit before netting his ninth goal of the season.

New Jersey jumped out to a 3-0 lead as Ilya Kovalchuk, Petr Sykora and Dainius Zubrus scored in a 3:32 span midway through the first period. Versteeg tallied twice in the second to get Florida within one, and Weiss beat Brodeur high to the glove side during a shorthanded breakaway to forge a 3-3 tie.

Defenseman Andy Greene notched two assists and Brodeur made 32 saves for the Devils, who completed a 3-2-0 road trip as DeBoer fell to the team he coached the previous three seasons.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Florida
Andy Greene 2 Points Kris Versteeg 3
Ilya Kovalchuk 1 Goals Kris Versteeg 2
Andy Greene 2 Assists Stephen Weiss 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Stephen Weiss 1
Martin Brodeur .889 Save Percentage Jose Theodore .880
Martin Brodeur 32 Saves Jose Theodore 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 25 3 0-3 5-5 15 29
Florida 36 4 0-5 3-3 11 26

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Panthers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Devils have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .625 after a loss.
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