Florida Panthers Ups & Downs: Week 17

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


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)

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


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


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


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


Day-to-Day as of Feb 1, 2012 (Knee)
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).
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.
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png See "Biggest gain"
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.