Florida 3, New Jersey 1

Saturday, February 11, 2012 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 26-17-5-6 14-5-1-6 12-12-4-0 W2
New Jersey 31-20-1-3 15-10-0-3 16-10-1-0 L2


Scott Clemmensen turned aside 27 shots to remain unbeaten against his former team and the Florida Panthers picked up a rare road win by beating the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Sean Bergenheim, Kris Versteeg and Mikael Samuelsson scored goals to help the Panthers win for just the second time in their last 12 road games (2-6-4) and take over sole possession of first place in the Southeast Division.

Clemmensen allowed only a first-period goal by Steve Bernier to improve to 4-0-0 lifetime against New Jersey.

Martin Brodeur made 17 saves and had his four-game winning streak snapped for the Devils, who suffered their first regulation loss in the last eight games (5-1-2).

Versteeg scored the game-winner at 7:43 of the second period, scooping up a loose puck in the slot for his 21st goal - matching last season's total and putting him one shy of his career high.

Bernier put the Devils ahead with his first goal in 366 days at 1:39 of the first period, slipping a pass between Clemmensen's pads.

The Panthers leveled it at the 15-minute mark on the power play when Bergenheim deflected Erik Gudbranson's shot from the point. Samuelsson added an empty-netter with 25 seconds to play.

Florida defenseman Jason Garrison left the game with a lower-body injury and did not return.

Top Game Performances

Florida   New Jersey
Marcel Goc 2 Points Steve Bernier 1
Sean Bergenheim 1 Goals Steve Bernier 1
Marcel Goc 2 Assists Alexei Ponikarovsky 1
Sean Bergenheim 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Scott Clemmensen .964 Save Percentage Martin Brodeur .895
Scott Clemmensen 27 Saves Martin Brodeur 17

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 20 3 1-3 1-1 2 23
New Jersey 28 1 0-1 2-3 6 29

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Devils have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .565 after a loss.
  • Florida will play its next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Panthers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .552 after a loss.
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