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Florida Panthers Ups & Downs: Week 20

A clutch week for the longest-tenured Cat.
A clutch week for the longest-tenured Cat.

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


2011-12 Florida Panthers
-20-12 (72 points), 1st in Southeast Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference
Goals For: 158 (24th of 30), Goals Against: 172 (14th of 30)

Florida Panthers 62 30 20 11
72 .581 158 172 43 225 19.11 38 189 79.89 4 6
League Average 63 32 24 7 70 .559 172 172 38 213 17.63 38 213 82.37 5 5

Biggest Gain: Stephen Weiss

Weiss was amazing this week, scoring five points (3G/2A), the shootout game winner against Carolina, and a weekly shooting percentage of 37.5. Want more Weiss awesomeness? He leads the Panthers in On-Ice Team Shooting Percentage (Team shooting percentage while a player was on the ice) at 10.49 and On-Ice Goals For per 60 Minutes at 3.07.

Biggest Loss: Tomas Kopecky

Kopecky scored only one point, an assist against Minnesota (second point this month), and shot only eight shots. Kopecky hasn't scored a goal since January 18th against Colorado and before that December 22nd against Ottawa. Despite this, he's still is eight in team scoring, ahead of Sean Bergenheim and Mikael Samuelsson.

Goaltenders Trend Notes
Scott Clemmensen

Played one game, allowing two goals against Montreal.
Jose Theodore

After winning one game before this week, Theodore has won his last two games, having two *Quality Starts against Minnesota and Carolina. While he does have a .920 weekly save percentage, he also went 2-5 in shootouts.
Brian Campbell Campbell scored three points (1G/2A) this week. He played a career high 32:51 minutes of ice time against Minnesota and is second in Panther defensemen *Relative Corsi (fourth overall)
Keaton Ellerby

Ellerby got himself two assists in his last two games. The Panthers are 4-0-0 when Ellerby scores.
Jason Garrison

Garrison made his return to the lineup and scored two points, including an unassisted goal against Toronto that was the game winner. The Panthers are on a five game winning streak with Garrison in the lineup.
Erik Gudbranson

Gudbranson had a career high seven hits against Minnesota. With the return of Jason Garrison, Gudbranson average ice time dropped to an average of 14 minutes, helping him earn a plus-two for the week.
Ed Jovanovski Jovanovski played in all four games, but saw his ice time decrease in each game (he played 11 minutes against Toronto).
Dmitry Kulikov Injury note Injured Reserve as of Jan 22, 2012, (knee) had surgery on Jan. 23 and is out until March.
Mike Weaver

The #WeaverWagon went plus-two and leads the team in Secondary Assists per 60 Minutes at 0.60.
Krys Barch Barch had his Panther high 4 hits against Montreal (and yet only Gudbranson fought) and in a surprise to no one, leads the Panthers in Individual Penalties Taken per 60 Minutes at 2.8.
Sean Bergenheim Bergenheim scored five points (2G/3A) drawling one goal closer to tying his career high. Bergenheim is second in Individual Penalties Taken per 60 Minutes at 1.6 and first in Individual Penalties Drawn per 60 Minutes at 1.9. Also went 0-1 in the shootout.
Matt Bradley

Injury note Injured Reserve as of Feb 20, 2012, (concussion) has been out since Feb. 19 and his return is unknown.
Tomas Fleischmann Fleischmann scored his 20th goal against Carolina and is just three away from tying his career high. After a disappointing January (only one point), Fleischmann has 11 points (4G/7A) in February.
Marcel Goc

With Kris Versteeg out, Goc came up big with a goal in his return to the ice.
Tomas Kopecky

See "Biggest loss"; missed Tuesday game vs Toronto, now day-to-day
John Madden Madden returned to the ice against Toronto playing 13 minutes, going minus-one.
Shawn Matthias Matthias scored one point, an assist against Carolina.
Mikael Samuelsson

Another great week for Samuelsson, who scored four points (1G/3A) and tied his season high hits with three against Carolina. Also gets bonus points for scoring in the shootout against Carolina.
Mike Santorelli

Santorelli only points were in Toronto, where he scored two goals and blocked two shots for the fifth time this season.
Jack Skille

Skille scored one point (an assist on Mike Santorelli's first goal) and had a season high seven hits against Minnesota.
Jerred Smithson

Zero points and a plus-one for Smithson in three games with the Panthers.
Marco Sturm Injury note Injured Reserve as of Feb 3, 2012, (knee) had surgery on Feb. 6 and is with the team in Canada. He could return this week.
Scottie Upshall Injury note Injured Reserve as of Feb 1, 2012, (sports hernia) had surgery on Feb. 2 and is expected to be out until the end of March at least.
Kris Versteeg

Injury note Day-to-Day as of Feb 28, 2012, (lower body) left the game on Feb. 26 against Montreal and will be out until next week at the earliest.
Stephen Weiss See "Biggest gain"
Wojtek Wolski

After falling out of favor with the Rangers, Wolski appears to be a man on a mission. In three games with the Panthers, he has two points (G/A).

*Quality Start: A measure of whether a goaltender "gave his team a chance to win". In order to record a quality start, a goalie must have a save percentage over .912 or a save percentage between .885 and .912 while allowing less than three goals. The reason Quality Starts are so important is that teams win 77.5% of the games in which their goalie records a Quality Start.

*Corsi: A statistic originally invented by Jim Corsi, who was the goaltender coach for the Buffalo Sabres. Corsi is essentially a plus-minus statistic that measures shot attempts. A player receives a plus for any shot attempt (on net, missed, or blocked) that his team directs at the opponent's net, and a minus for any shot attempt against his own net. A proxy for possession.

*Relative Corsi: A player's Corsi value in comparison to his teammates. Relative Corsi is expressed as the player's Corsi minus the team Corsi rate. A positive value indicates a player who is better than the team average and a negative number is a player who is worse than the team average.