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Winnipeg vs Florida Wrap - Florida Wins 5-2

Winnipeg vs Florida Wrap - Florida Wins 5-2

The Panthers beat Winnipeg 5-2 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Tim Thomas's 29 saves.

The Panthers were a -115 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Florida got goals from Tomas Fleischmann, Dylan Olsen, Jimmy Hayes, Erik Gudbranson, and Nick Bjugstad in the victory. Gudbranson opened the scoring at 14:02 of the first period.

Tim Thomas turned in a 29-save effort for the Panthers.

Olli Jokinen and Andrew Ladd scored for the Jets, finding the net behind Tim Thomas.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 21 of 26 shots for the Jets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Florida went 0-for-2, while the Jets were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Winnipeg by a margin of 31-26.

Florida heads into a battle against the Red Wings. Winnipeg, meanwhile, will have their next action against Tampa Bay.