Posted October 30, 2011 on AP on Fox
Every meeting last season between the Florida Panthers and the Winnipeg Jets' franchise was decided by one goal. A potential matchup Monday night between Jose Theodore and Ondrej Pavelec could also be tight. Each goaltender has enjoyed success against his next opponent heading into these Southeast Division rivals' first meeting of the season. Florida (6-4-0) lost four of six to Atlanta last season. The last three matchups all went beyond regulation, with the Thrashers winning two of three. Theodore is new to this rivalry after signing a two-year deal, and the veteran has been solid in seven starts for the Panthers. He went 14-5-0 with a 2.63 goals-against average in 21 starts against Atlanta. Pavelec, meanwhile, is 4-1-0 with a 2.04 GAA in six career starts against Florida - 3-0-0 with a 1.63 GAA in three at the BankAtlantic Center. Theodore returned Saturday after missing two games with a lower-body injury and made 24 saves in a 3-2 win at Buffalo. "We played a ...
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