Florida 5, Philadelphia 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 5-7-4-0 2-3-3-0 3-4-1-0 W1
Philadelphia 8-10-0-1 4-2-0-1 4-8-0-0 L1

Recap


Panthers 5, Flyers 2: Rookie Jonathan Huberdeau benefited from a spectacular effort on a penalty shot to highlight his two-goal, two-assist performance as visiting Florida snapped a five-game winless streak.

Peter Mueller scored twice, Tomas Kopecky added a goal and Scott Clemmensen turned aside 32 shots as the Panthers won for the first time since recording a 3-2 shootout victory over the Flyers on Feb. 7.

Mueller opened the scoring at 8:15 of the first period, accepting Huberdeau's centering pass in the slot before beating Ilya Bryzgalov. After Kopecky scored on a partial breakaway, Huberdeau gave Florida a 3-0 advantage by converting his penalty shot. The rookie briefly turned his back as he skated in before backhanding the puck between Bryzgalov's pads.

Huberdeau scored again midway through the second period to give the Panthers their first four-goal lead since a 5-1 season-opening win versus Carolina. That was it for Bryzgalov, who yielded four goals on 15 shots as the Flyers saw their modest two-game winning streak end with a thud.

Clemmensen's bid for his eighth career shutout came to an end with 6:11 remaining in the third period. Defenseman Luke Schenn's blast from the point beat Clemmensen, who overcame a rocky final period to notch his first win this season and improve to 5-1-1 lifetime versus Philadelphia.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Flyers C Matt Read, who leads the team with seven goals, will be sidelined for the next six weeks with torn muscles in his rib cage. Read suffered the injury during Wednesday's 6-5 victory over Pittsburgh. ... Florida's last successful penalty shot came on Oct. 30, 2010. David Booth provided the honors by scoring on Montreal's Carey Price. ... C Sean Couturier nearly put Philadelphia on the scoreboard early in the second period, but his shot on a breakaway sailed past Clemmensen and wide of the net.

Top Game Performances

Florida   Philadelphia
Jonathan Huberdeau 4 Points Luke Schenn 1
Jonathan Huberdeau 2 Goals Luke Schenn 1
Jonathan Huberdeau 2 Assists Daniel Briere 1
Jonathan Huberdeau 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Scott Clemmensen .941 Save Percentage Brian Boucher .909
Scott Clemmensen 32 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 11

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 26 5 1-3 2-2 9 31
Philadelphia 34 2 0-2 2-3 11 32

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Winnipeg . The Flyers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Florida will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh . The Panthers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .273 after a loss.