Panthers Fall 7-2 Against Winnipeg - Game Recap
The battle between the Jets and Panthers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida was handed a 7-2 defeat on Thursday at MTS Centre.
Bettors who backed the Jets were rewarded as -155 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Winnipeg got goals from Evander Kane (2), Chris Thorburn, Andrew Ladd, Dustin Byfuglien, Aaron Gagnon, and Grant Clitsome in the victory. Gagnon opened the scoring at 3:54 of the first period.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 25 of 27 Florida shots in the victory.
Tomas Fleischmann and T.J. Brennan scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Ondrej Pavelec.
Florida got a 17-stop effort from Jacob Markstrom in the loss.
On the power play, Winnipeg went 1-for-5, while the Panthers were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Winnipeg by a margin of 35-27.
Next game, Winnipeg takes its act home to face Tampa Bay looking for another win. For Florida, they head home to face Pittsburgh.