Posted November 11, 2011 on AP on Fox
Chicago_blackhawks_v_e988
Kris Versteeg had three goals and an assist, and the Florida Panthers bolstered their already strong start with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Jason Garrison and Mike Santorelli also scored to help Florida (8-4-3) build a 4-0 lead after two periods. Brian Campbell added three assists as the Panthers won their second consecutive game and stretched their point streak to six games. Tim Stapleton and Andrew Ladd had goals for the Jets (5-8-3), who were sluggish and unable to mount an attack in the first two periods. Coming off a season-high, seven-game road trip, Winnipeg went more than 23 minutes without a shot during one span, and had only 10 shots through two periods. A sedate crowd at the usually raucous MTS Centre finally found some hope as the Jets cut their deficit in half six minutes into the third period. Stapleton scored a power-play goal, and Ladd tipped in Zach Bogosian's shot from the point get Winnipeg within 4-2. The Jets peppered goalie J...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Versteeg hat trick sends Panthers into first place

Kris Versteeg had his first career hat trick, and the Panthers cruised past the Jets to move atop the Southeast Division.

Florida Panthers’ Jack Skille finally achieves his goal

After another frustrating offensive performance last week, Panthers winger Jack Skille joked that it might just take him 100 shots on goal to finally put one through.

Versteeg hat trick lifts Florida by Jets (AP)

Kris Versteeg had three goals and an assist, and the Florida Panthers bolstered their already strong start with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Jason Garrison and Mike Santorelli also scored to help Florida (8-4-3) build a 4-0 lead after two periods. Brian Campbell added three assists as the Panthers won their second consecutive game and stretched their point...

Thursday’s Three Stars: First-place Panthers; big Avs rally

No. 1 Star: Kris Versteeg, Florida Panthers Versteeg tallied his first hat-trick in the NHL during a 4-point night, helping Florida to a 5-2 win at the Winnipeg Jets and first place in the Southeast Division. Versteeg scored twice in the first period and into an empty net to ice the game, giving him eight goals on the season. He also assisted on Jason Garrison's sixth goal...

Recap: Winnipeg vs. Florida

Kris Versteeg notched the first hat trick of his career and added an assist as the Florida Panthers took a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre.

Versteeg's hat trick gives Panthers win over Jets

Kris Versteeg had three goals and an assist, and the Florida Panthers bolstered their already strong start with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

Versteeg's hat trick keeps Panthers hot vs. Jets

Kris Versteeg had three goals and an assist, and the Florida Panthers bolstered their already strong start with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

Versteeg records hat trick as Panthers beat up sluggish Jets

Kris Versteeg had three goals and an assist, and the Florida Panthers bolstered their already strong start with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

Kris Versteeg has 3 goals and an assist, Florida Panthers beat Winnipeg Jets 5-2

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)

Flyers-Panthers Preview

Kris Versteeg wasn't a perfect fit after the Philadelphia Flyers traded for him during last season's stretch run. The Florida Panthers, though, couldn't be happier with how the left wing has meshed with his new teammates after acquiring him from the Flyers. Coming off his first career hat trick, Versteeg looks to help the Panthers post their first seven-game point streak...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.