Florida Panthers Ups & Downs: Week 17

WINNIPEG, CANADA - JANUARY 21: Mikael Samuelsson #26 of the Florida Panthers is congratulated by teammate Kris Versteeg #32 after Samuelsson's game-winning shootout goal against the Winnipeg Jets in NHL action at the MTS Centre on January 21, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Ups & Downs is a feature that looks at the individual performances of your Panthers over the past week.

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2011-12 Florida Panthers
24-16-11 (59 points), 1st in Southeast Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference, 14th in League
Goals For: 131 (22nd of 30), Goals Against: 145 (14th of 30)

Team GP W L OTL PTS PTS% GF GA PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Florida Panthers 51 24 16 11
59 .578 131 145 36 189 19.05 30 156 80.77 4 4
League Average 52 26 20 6 58 .557 142 142 31 180 17.33 31 180 82.67 4 4

Biggest Gain: Mikael Samuelsson

Samuelsson scored a point in all three games this week, and currently has a four game point streak. With three goals off 11 shots, Samuelsson's shooting percentage went from 5.9 last week to 11.1%. He also helped the powerplay with two points (goal and assist) working on the point with Brian Campbell.

Biggest Loss: Erik Gudbranson

Gudbranson scored zero points and went minus-four during the week, dropping his plus/minus to a team worst -15. With 52 minutes of ice time, Gudbranson scored zero points and had only four hits and blocked shots.

Goaltenders Trend Notes
Scott Clemmensen

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Started all three games, allowing eight goals on 81 shots (.901 save percentage).
Brian Foster

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Made his NHL debut and now "leads" the Panthers in save percentage and goals against average.
Jacob Markstrom

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Injured Reserve as of Jan 8, 2012 (Knee)
Jose Theodore

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Day-to-Day as of Feb 1, 2012 (Knee)
Defensemen
Brian Campbell http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Campbell saw his three game powerplay assist streak end against Tampa, but the Panthers All-Star still hasn't been playing like he was. Ending the week with a minus-three while playing the most minutes than any Panther skater.
Keaton Ellerby http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png With 51 minutes Ellerby did alright, scoring zero points but recording seven blocked shots and hits. He also went plus-one.
Jason Garrison http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png An assist and a plus-one week for Garrison. He also had nine hits and ten blocked shots.
Erik Gudbranson http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217737/down.png See "Biggest loss"
Ed Jovanovski http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217725/cross.png Injured Reserve as of Jan 17, 2012 (Broken hand - Out approximately two months)
Dmitry Kulikov
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217725/cross.png Injured Reserve as of Jan 22, 2012 (Knee surgery - Out 6-8 weeks)
Tyson Strachan http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png The Melfort, Saskatchewan native scored two points (both assists) and went plus-one in his 41 minutes.
Mike Weaver
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png Tied his total from last season and career high for assists against Tampa while going plus-two. He also took the team lead in blocked shots with six this week (89 this season).
Forwards
Krys Barch http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png The Panthers leader in penalties in minutes scored zero points and fought Chris Thorburn.
Sean Bergenheim http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png Scored in every game this week and is only six goals away from tying a career high (15 in 08-09).
Matt Bradley http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Matt Bradley's stat line for the week: 29 minutes, 0 points, neutral plus/minus, seven hits, zero penalties, one shot on goal.
Tomas Fleischmann http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png Three points for Fleischmann (1G/2A) including a powerplay assist. Also had a minus-three.
Marcel Goc http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png Goc is on pace to break his 09-10 point totals (30 points) scoring two assists and going plus-three.
Tomas Kopecky http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Kopecky matched his 09-10 point total with 21 points with an assist this week against Washington.
John Madden http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217737/down.png Still pointless in ten games with the Panthers.
Shawn Matthias http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png Scored an empty net goal and went plus-one.
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Mike Santorelli http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Two hits and six shots on goal this week.
Jack Skille http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217725/cross.png Injured Reserve as of Jan 24, 2012 (Shoulder)
Marco Sturm http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217725/cross.png Injured Reserve as of Feb 3, 2012 (Concussion-like symptoms)
Scottie Upshall http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217725/cross.png Injured Reserve as of Feb 1, 2012 (Sports hernia surgery)
Kris Versteeg http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png Versteeg has a four game point streak going, and he added on to it this week with a goal and assist (missed a game with the flu). Like Fleischman, he went minus-three.
Stephen Weiss http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Scored the game winning goal against Washington and went minus-two.
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