Panthers Fight Back for Win in Winnipeg

The Panthers scored twice in the third period for a 3-2 win over the Jets on Tuesday

The Florida Panthers came from behind for a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday at MTS Centre in Canada.

The win from Florida put an end to a two-game skid for the team. The Panthers had suffered a pair of tough losses and were in danger of losing their hold on the Atlantic Division. The win gives Florida 80 points on the year, and some breathing room in the division.

Reilly Smith got the scoring started for Florida with his 20th goal of the year. The score came at the 13:48 mark of the first period and had assists from Vincent Trocheck and Steven Kampfer on it.

After Smith's goal, the Jets strung together a pair of goals to take a 2-1 lead into the third and final period of play. The two goals for Winnipeg came within a span of three minutes and caught Florida a little off-guard.

At the 1:46 mark of the third period, Smith added another goal to tie the game up. Smith's 21st goal of the year was a monumental one as one of the assists on it went to Teddy Purcell. Playing in his first game with Florida, Purcell was joined by Trocheck on the assist.

Jaromir Jagr was the man to put home the game-winning goal for the Panthers when he scored his 21st of the season. Jagr's goal came with roughly 16 minutes left in the contest and came with assists from Jussi Jokinen and Dmitry Kulikov.

The Panthers will stay on the road for a game against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday at 9 p.m.

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