Season series: Fifth and final meeting of the regular season between two clubs that won't see much
of each other when realignment comes for the 2013-14 season and the Jets move to the Western
Conference. This is the rubber match, but the Panthers have earned two additional points because
both their losses came in overtime. Tomas Fleischmann has six points for Florida to lead all
Big story: While the Jets still have aspirations of winning the Southeast Division and making the
Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Panthers have proven an effective spoiler of late despite sitting at the
bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.
Panthers: As the team gets a long look at its future in Jacob Markstrom, veteran goaltender Scott
Clemmensen was becoming the forgotten man in Florida. In a rare start Sunday against Ottawa, he
showed there's still something left in the tank with a 40-save effort that carried the Panthers to
a 2-1 victory. Dmitry Kulikov scored on a third-period power play for his second game-winning goal
of the season, both in the past four games.
"Getting the special teams going gives us a better chance to win games,'' Kulikov told the South
Florida Sun-Sentinel. "Clem made some huge saves for us.''
Jets: Five consecutive losses dropped Winnipeg out of the division lead and threatened to dash
their postseason hopes altogether, but a return home to MTS Centre seems to have put the Jets back
on the right track. They've won the first two of a six-game homestand by identical 4-1 scores,
including Tuesday over the Sabres. Aaron Gagnon's first NHL goal proved to be the winner and
workhorse Ondrej Pavelec stopped 29 shots.
"It's nice to get something going here," said captain Andrew Ladd who registered a goal and an
assist. "We obviously know we have to get on a little run here, and [there is] no better place
than to do it here in this building and get the fans on our side and revved up for a good run
Who's hot: Fleischmann has two goals and four assists during a six-game points streak for the
Panthers. Tomas Kopecky has three goals and one assist during a three-game points streak.
Ladd has one goal and three assists during a three-game points streak for the Jets. Bryan Little has
consecutive multi-point games, totaling one goal and three assists.
Injury report: Florida goalie Jose Theodore (groin) is skating and still hopes to return this
season. Defensemen Ed Jovanovski (hip) and Mike Weaver (lower body) and forwards Drew Shore (upper
body), Eric Selleck (concussion), Kris Versteeg (knee), Stephen Weiss (wrist) and Sean Bergenheim
(groin) are all sidelined.
Winnipeg defenseman Zach Redmond (thigh) and forwards Nik Antropov (lower body), Jim Slater (hand)
and Anthony Peluso (hand) are out.
Another big one, if we come out like last game it'll be a good night.
I feel like this is a game that we generally lose, so lets prove me wrong.
I'll be doing my part, now lets get the MTSC nuts. Its essentially playoffs, I want constant cheering, but weekday games tend to me mellow-er.
04-11-2013 12:03 AM
Please don't fall victim to the stewpid panthers again. Just win!
04-11-2013 12:06 AM
SE division champs forever in our hearts, so **** you Washington!
edit: sixth :( Don't crap the bed like the last time we thought it'd be an easy win.
Kent C Tugood
04-11-2013 12:13 AM
Seventh, which is how many goals we'll get out of Hainsey tonight.
04-11-2013 12:14 AM
Eighth. Which is how many shots Kane will have.. but will they hit the net?!
04-11-2013 12:14 AM
04-11-2013 12:16 AM
Still First here,
I love this board. We're fun here.
04-11-2013 12:39 AM
Eleven. The number of teeth Peluso would have loosened from Parros' gums should he have been in the lineup. Maybe next time :P.
04-11-2013 12:42 AM
Forty-leventh (John Denver, anyone?)
How many more shots we should have than them... after the first period!
Edit, now twelfth, but not changing my number because I think my number is clever.
04-11-2013 12:44 AM
Welly extends his point streak to 5 games.
04-11-2013 12:55 AM
something something.... stats!
04-11-2013 01:10 AM
JETS will win this one handily. I'm guessing 6 - 1. Buff and Kane with 3 pts each.;)
PANTHERS CANNOT STAND IN OUR WAY IN OUR QUEST FOR THE DIVISION:rant:
04-11-2013 01:12 AM
04-11-2013 01:20 AM
Coach Dineen: What happen ?
Panthers: Somebody set up us the bomb.
Coach Dineen: We get signal.
Versteeg: What !
Coach Dineen: Main screen turn on.
Versteeg: It’s you !!
Jets: How are you gentlemen !!
Jets: All your points are belong to us.
Jets: You are on the way to destruction.
Coach Dineen: What you say !!
Jets: You have no chance to survive make your time.
Burmi: Ha ha ha ha …
Let's go kick the cat!
04-11-2013 01:22 AM
Originally Posted by DespoticNewt
Marge! Is Lisa at camp Granata??
04-11-2013 01:45 AM
18th or something?
Which is approximately how many beers I will be drinking at the Brogue next to The Round Table during the game :D
04-11-2013 01:47 AM
Is toby in the Lineup? I didn't see him mentioned on the injury list.
04-11-2013 04:20 AM
which is one before 21st
04-11-2013 05:03 AM
I don't see how we lose this game unless Pavelec plays like garbage. Buffalo is a much better team than Florida, and Versteeg is injured so that is a big time plus for us. Go Jets Go!
04-11-2013 05:26 AM
just ****ing win
if you dont, you should feel shame.
04-11-2013 06:00 AM
Enstom won't be in today's game, according to the WFP. You know, as if it wasn't already apparent.