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Florida Panthers Ups & Downs: Week 16

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


2011-12 Florida Panthers
22-15-11 (55 points), 2nd in Southeast Division, 7th in Eastern Conference, 14th in League
Goals For: 122 (23rd of 30), Goals Against: 136 (13th of 30)

Florida Panthers 48 22 15 11
55 .573 122 136 34 179 18.99 29 150 80.67 4 4
League Average 49 24 19 5 54 .556 134 134 30 172 17.32 30 172 82.68 4 4

Biggest Gain: Scott Clemmensen

Clemmensen doesn't get enough credit. Dispite only winning one game (he was 1-1-2 during the week), Clemmensen had a weekly save percentage of .930, playing 255 minutes (three of them shootouts). The sole reason the Panthers are still in the hunt for the division, let alone the playoffs, is because of Scott Clemmensen.

Biggest Loss: John Madden

Madden is still pointless in his seven games with the Panthers. This week he registered only one shot on goal in 70 minutes of ice time, the shot coming from the Panthers last game against Philadelphia. While Madden isn't the type of player that will light up the scoreboard, he's got to do more than just hit (five recorded hits this week) with that ice time.

Goaltenders Trend Notes
Scott Clemmensen

See "Biggest gain"
Jose Theodore

Played 123 minutes in two games, going 0-1-1 while allowing seven goals. With his mediocre week (.894 SV% and 3.41 GAA) and Clemmensen's recent solid play, it's likely Theodore gets less ice time in the coming weeks.
Brian Campbell The Panthers only All-Star didn't have an All-Star couple of weeks, scoring only two assists and going minus-four.
Keaton Ellerby Finally free from the pressbox, Ellerby played alright for a player who hasn't played a game since December 23rd. In four games he blocked a single shot in each game and recorded seven hits.
Jason Garrison Scored three points (2G/1A) along with ten hits and nine blocked shots. He also shaved his awesome beard.
Erik Gudbranson A minus-two week with zero points, 11 hits, and eight blocked shots in 94 minutes on the ice.
Ed Jovanovski Broke his hand in a fight against Daniel Paille. Expected to be out for two months.
Dmitry Kulikov A solid string of games - and season - cut short by knee surgery. Kulikov scored three assists to go along with 18 hits (seven against Chicago and five against Pittsburgh). Expected to be out for 6-8 weeks.
Tyson Strachan First NHL game since March 22, Strachan had two hits and one blocked shot.
Mike Weaver Scored his tenth assist (one away from tying his career high) and still remains the teams most effective penalty killer (leads team in shorthanded minutes with 156). Weaver record eight hits and blocked nine shots (two in every game but against Pittsburgh).
Krys Barch Had two assists and only seven penalty minutes (five for fighting Arron Asham).
Sean Bergenheim Returned to the ice for the first time since December 18th. Played two games scoring zero points and spending six minutes in the penalty box (All against Winnipeg).
Matt Bradley 18 hits and an assist. As much as you'd expect from a player with Bradley's skills.
Tomas Fleischmann Finally scored a goal (last was on December 31st) but went minus-four.
Marcel Goc Scored three points (1G/2A) jumping to second in team shooting percentage at 13.2 (off 38 shots).
Tomas Kopecky Offense is starting to come alive with three points (1G/2A) and a plus-three.
John Madden See "Biggest loss"
Shawn Matthias Like Fleischmann, scored only a goal while going minus-four.
Mikael Samuelsson Scored two points (1G/1A) and didn't really do much else.
Mike Santorelli Scored a goal and went plus-two. It would be higher, but the goal was a deflection.
Jack Skille Got back on track with three hits (all against Chicago).
Marco Sturm Upper-body injury since December 22nd
Scottie Upshall Returned to ice for the first time since November 10th. Played only two games, recording a hit in each.
Kris Versteeg Four points (2G/2A) and recorded a hit in each game he played.
Stephen Weiss Another Panther with four points (1G/3A) and wasn't afraid to use his body, blocking seven shots.