Florida 2, Minnesota 1

Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 3-3-1-2 2-0-1-1 1-3-0-1 L3
Florida 3-6-0-0 2-2-0-0 1-4-0-0 W1

Recap


Panthers 2, Wild 1 (SO):
Brad Boyes and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in the shootout and Tim Thomas denied both attempts in addition to making 30 saves as host Florida held off Minnesota.

Second overall pick Aleksander Barkov scored the tying goal on the power play in the third period while Tomas Fleischmann and Brian Campbell each recorded an assist for the Panthers, who snapped a three-game slide.

Defenseman Jonas Brodin recorded the lone goal for the Wild, who dropped their third straight and finished their road trip with a 1-3-0 mark. Josh Harding made 21 saves but Minnesota failed to score more than one goal for the third straight contest.

Thomas turned aside Zach Parise’s shot to begin the shootout before Huberdeau used some nifty stick work to fake out Harding on the other end. Thomas made a glove save on captain Mikko Koivu before Boyes pushed a shot between Harding’s pads to clinch the win.

Brodin gave Minnesota the lead on the power play 4:05 into the second, when he corralled a long pass from Dany Heatley in the high slot and slapped it past Thomas on the low right side. Barkov finally got Florida on the board 6:49 into the third with a deflection of Fleischmann’s one-timer from above the right faceoff circle.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Heatley still is searching for his first goal this season. … Wild D Keith Ballard (head) exited the morning skate and was scratched from the lineup. … Florida had surrendered at least three goals in each of its previous five games.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Florida
Jonas Brodin 1 Points Aleksander Barkov 1
Jonas Brodin 1 Goals Aleksander Barkov 1
Mikael Granlund 1 Assists Brian Campbell 1
Jonas Brodin 1 Power Play Goals Aleksander Barkov 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Josh Harding .955 Save Percentage Tim Thomas .968
Josh Harding 21 Saves Tim Thomas 30

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 31 1 1-5 4-5 10 32
Florida 22 2 1-5 4-5 10 37

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play its next game at home against Chicago. The Panthers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Nashville. The Wild have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .167 after a loss.