Florida 2, Winnipeg 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 3, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Winnipeg 24-23-3-3 15-8-0-2 9-15-3-1 L1
Florida 24-15-5-6 13-5-1-6 11-10-4-0 W2

Recap


Kris Versteeg returned from illness to score his 20th goal and Sean Bergenheim snapped a tie in the second period as the Florida Panthers held on for a 2-1 home victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday.

Scott Clemmensen made 19 saves for Florida, which completed a 2-0-1 homestand and moved three points ahead of idle Washington in the Southeast Division.

Versteeg, who missed Wednesday's win over the Capitals with the flu, opened the scoring with 4:14 remaining in the first period. During a power play, Versteeg beat a screened Chris Mason with a one-timer from the top of the left faceoff circle to reach the 20-goal mark for the fourth consecutive season.

Bryan Little forged a tie as he ended his 14-game goalless drought with 8 1/2 minutes remaining in the second. But Bergenheim converted a pass from behind the net by Marcel Goc three minutes later to put Florida ahead for good.

Mason stopped 28 shots for the Jets, who had their four-game winning streak at the BankAtlantic Center snapped. Winnipeg fell to 2-3-0 on its six-game road trip and has dropped eight of 12 overall.

Top Game Performances

Winnipeg   Florida
Bryan Little 1 Points Sean Bergenheim 1
Bryan Little 1 Goals Sean Bergenheim 1
Andrew Ladd 1 Assists Brian Campbell 1
N/A Power Play Goals Kris Versteeg 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Chris Mason .933 Save Percentage Scott Clemmensen .952
Chris Mason 28 Saves Scott Clemmensen 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 21 1 0-1 2-3 11 27
Florida 30 2 1-3 1-1 7 36

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play their next game on the road against Florida . The Panthers have a W/L % of .391 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game on the road against Montreal . The Jets have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .517 after a loss.
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