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Florida Panthers Ups & Downs: Week 23

My name is Brian Campbell, king of kings:
Look on my points, ye Mighty, and despair!
My name is Brian Campbell, king of kings: Look on my points, ye Mighty, and despair!

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


2011-12 Florida Panthers
-24-13 (85 points), 1st in Southeast Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference
Goals For: 183 (25th of 30), Goals Against: 201 (15th of 30)

Florida Panthers 73 36 24 13
85 .582 183 201 49 258 18.99 44 218 79.82 4 6
League Average 73 37 28 9 82 .559 200 200 42 243 17.45 42 243 82.55 6 6

Biggest Gain: Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell assisted on both Panther goals against the Flyers, giving him 45 assists for the season, tying his career high (with a single team). He also blocked seven shots, reaching the century mark for the second season in a row with 105 (101 last year).

Biggest Loss: Keaton Ellerby

With Dmitry Kulikov back, it's time for one of the defensemen to sit. And since Ellerby drew the short straw and wasn't drafted 3rd overall he gets to sit the pressbox. Quick, guess who still has the team's two worst plus-minus.

The answer, it doesn't matter because he's the future and the other guy was signed to mentor him.

Goaltenders Trend Notes
Scott Clemmensen

Clemmensen allowed one goal on 36 shots against the Flyers on Tuesday's 2-1 win. Making him and his agent very happy.
Jose Theodore

Theodore is 4-1-0 in his last five games with quality starts in each of them.
Brian Campbell

See "Biggest Gains"
Keaton Ellerby

See "Biggest Losses"
Jason Garrison

Garrison scored an assist in the Boston Massacre last Thursday, and had a season high plus-four.
Erik Gudbranson

With Kulikov back, Gudbranson is back where he's belongs, playing 13 minutes a night. Giving him a good shot at bring that plus-minus up (He had a plus-one this week).
Ed Jovanovski

With an assist on the only goal Wednesday against Carolina, Jovanovski has three assists in his last five games.
Dmitry Kulikov

Kulikov is back and what a return it was. In his first back game, he played 20 minutes and scored the shootout game winner. He also laid out five hits.
Mike Weaver

Zero points and a minus-one week for Weaver, who is seeing his ice time drop.
Krys Barch

Barch assisted on John Madden's first goal in the Boston Massacre last Thursday. The point was his second over the span of 19 games.
Sean Bergenheim

Bergenheim has cooled down since his hot February. He scored the game winning goal against the Flyers, which is his third point this month.
Matt Bradley

(concussion) Out since Feb. 19 and he could miss the rest of the season.
Tomas Fleischmann

The only goal scorer for the Panthers on Wednesday, Flash has four points in the last four games.
Marcel Goc

Goc scored his third goal in three straight games against Boston. He hasn't scored since.
Tomas Kopecky

Kopecky scored a goal last Thursday, his second in two games. Also hasn't scored since.
John Madden

Madded scored his first goal in 19 games against Boston and scored again the next game against Buffalo. Making his first goal awesome was the assists from Jerred Smithson and Krys Barch.
Shawn Matthias

Matthias "defended" another teammate after a legal hit and cost his team a goal. Other then that, he had an okay week.
Mikael Samuelsson

Samuelsson had a four game point streak (2G/3A) end against Carolina.
Mike Santorelli

Guess who hasn't scored in March? That's right, Santorelli last scored on February 28th, his two goal night against Toronto.
Jack Skille

(shoulder) Had surgery on March 19 and is out for the season.
Jerred Smithson

Scored his first point as a Panther with an assist on John Madden's first goal.
Marco Sturm

Marco Sturm has returned and he hasn't scored a point since December.
Scottie Upshall

Scottie Upshall played his first hockey game since January 24th on Wednesday. The Panthers haven't won a game with Upshall in the lineup since November 10th.
Kris Versteeg

Kris Versteeg returned to the lineup as well, and has 11 penalty minutes in his last five games.
Stephen Weiss

Weiss is currently on a four game point streak with five points (2G/3A).
Wojtek Wolski

Wolski had a four game point streak end on Saturday's win against Buffalo.