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.
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!
Last edited by Snot Rocket: 04-11-2013 at 01:23 AM.
Reason: Forgot to edit the names :P