Florida 5, Toronto 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 18-14-2-2 8-5-2-2 10-9-0-0 L1
Florida 19-11-3-4 9-3-1-4 10-8-2-0 W1

Recap

Bill Thomas, defenseman Jason Garrison and Kris Versteeg scored in a span of less than 4 1/2 minutes early in the second period as the Florida Panthers halted their three-game losing streak with a 5-3 home triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

Rookie Erik Gudbranson and Tomas Fleischmann also tallied while defenseman Brian Campbell collected three assists for the Panthers, who improved to 7-1-2 in their last 10 home games.

After Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski forged a 1-1 tie with his first goal of the night just 2:11 into the second period, Florida answered 19 seconds later to move ahead for good.

Thomas raced in on a breakaway and fanned on his shot, but the puck still slid past James Reimer for his first tally of the season.

Garrison chased Reimer with a one-timer from the top of the right faceoff circle on a power play at 4:13. Versteeg then banked the puck off Jonas Gustavsson's back during a two-man advantage to complete an outburst of three goals in a 4:25 span.

Reimer allowed three goals on eight shots before being pulled.

Defenseman Dion Phaneuf and Grabovski drew Toronto within 4-3 before Fleischmann created breathing room - and ended his 10-game drought - midway through the third.

Blue-liner Cody Franson had two assists for the Maple Leafs, who have lost six of their last seven games at the BankAtlantic Center.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Florida
Mikhail Grabovski 2 Points Brian Campbell 3
Mikhail Grabovski 2 Goals Tomas Fleischmann 1
Cody Franson 2 Assists Brian Campbell 3
Mikhail Grabovski 1 Power Play Goals Jason Garrison 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Gustavsson .889 Save Percentage Jose Theodore .906
Jonas Gustavsson 16 Saves Jose Theodore 29

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 32 3 1-4 1-3 6 21
Florida 26 5 2-3 3-4 8 31

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play their next game at home against NY Rangers . The Panthers have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .579 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Carolina . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .389 after a win and .611 after a loss.
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