Florida 2, Vancouver 1

Monday, January 9, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 26-14-0-3 12-5-0-2 14-9-0-1 L1
Florida 21-13-4-4 11-4-1-4 10-9-3-0 W1


Marcel Goc scored a power-play goal to snap a tie midway through the second period and Scott Clemmensen turned aside 25 shots as the Florida Panthers skated to a 2-1 home triumph over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

With Vancouver's loss, San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan earned a spot behind the bench at the NHL's All-Star Game based on his team's points percentage. Alain Vigneault would have received the honor had the Canucks won on Monday.

Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov netted his fourth goal of the campaign - and first since Dec. 5 - for Southeast Division-leading Florida, which posted just its third win in nine games (3-4-2).

After fourth-liner Dale Weise gave Vancouver a 1-0 lead just 3:11 into the first period, Kulikov leveled the contest exactly five minutes into the second. Goc's shot was denied by Roberto Luongo, but Kulikov slapped home the rebound from the left faceoff circle.

Goc then gave Florida the lead at 10:52 of the session. After Weise was whistled for a holding penalty, the Panthers turned up the intensity during their second power-play attempt of the evening and Goc capitalized after a scramble in front.

Luongo finished with 20 saves to fall to 3-1-1 against the Panthers since fleeing from Florida in 2006.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Florida
Dale Weise 1 Points Marcel Goc 2
Dale Weise 1 Goals Marcel Goc 1
Manny Malhotra 1 Assists Marcel Goc 1
N/A Power Play Goals Marcel Goc 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Roberto Luongo .909 Save Percentage Scott Clemmensen .962
Roberto Luongo 20 Saves Scott Clemmensen 25

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 26 1 0-3 2-3 8 25
Florida 22 2 1-3 3-3 8 29

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Panthers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .591 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Canucks have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .688 after a loss.
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