Florida 3, Carolina 2

Sunday, December 18, 2011 5:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 10-18-4-2 6-9-0-2 4-9-4-0 L1
Florida 18-9-2-4 8-2-1-4 10-7-1-0 W2


Kris Versteeg scored 3:08 into overtime as the Florida Panthers skated to a 3-2 home triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

Sean Bergenheim collected his third goal in two games before departing with a lower-body injury. Defenseman Jason Garrison added a power-play tally for Southeast Division-leading Florida, which improved to 6-0-2 in its last eight home games.

Jose Theodore turned aside 24 shots to record his fifth win in six starts versus the Hurricanes.

After Garrison leveled the contest 5:47 into the third period with a one-timer, the Panthers scratched for the victory in overtime. Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov's shot was denied by Cam Ward, but Versteeg was able to collect the loose puck and bury his team-leading 16th goal of the season.

Chad LaRose scored and defenseman Tim Gleason recorded his first goal in 98 games late in the first period for Carolina, which fell to 2-4-2 in its last eight games.

Ward dropped his fourth straight decision to the Panthers after stopping 22 shots.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   Florida
Tim Gleason 1 Points Ed Jovanovski 2
Tim Gleason 1 Goals Sean Bergenheim 1
Jamie McBain 1 Assists Ed Jovanovski 2
N/A Power Play Goals Jason Garrison 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cam Ward .880 Save Percentage Jose Theodore .923
Cam Ward 22 Saves Jose Theodore 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 26 2 0-3 2-3 6 40
Florida 25 3 1-3 3-3 6 27

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play its next game at home against Arizona. The Panthers have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Arizona. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .292 after a loss.
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