Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/31/13
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Through the first six games of the season, the skidding Panthers had scored just one goal in the third period en route to the NHL's worst record. On Thursday night, Florida (2-5) erupted for five in a tie game -- also overcoming two one-goal deficits -- to snap its five-game losing streak. Right winger Alex Kovalev's power-play goal with 7:23 remaining turned out to be the winner as the Panthers beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-3 in front of 15,731 at the BB&T Center. Kovalev's second goal of the season came on a snap shot to the goalie's glove side, set up by center Tomas Fleischmann and right winger Tomas Kopecky. Former Panther Olli Jokinen had been penalized tripping. Center Jonathan Huberdeau tacked on an insurance goal -- his second goal of the season -- less than three minutes later. Kopecky capped the scoring with an empty-netter for his second goal of the year. Winnipeg (3-3-1), which came into the game tied with Calgary for the fewest power plays all...
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