Jokinen's Historic Night Lifts Panthers Over Flyers

Sets records with Florida's 4-3 win
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2007 12:10 AM CDT
Philadelphia Flyers center Jeff Carter, top, celebrates as the puck gets past Florida Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun, (29) of the Czech Republic as the Flyers scored a goal in the second period during a...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With two early goals last night, Olli Jokinen earned the title of all-time points and goals leader for the Florida Panthers en route to handing the Flyers a 4-3 defeat. The loss ended Philly's five-game winning streak as the team began an eight-game road trip. The Flyers also lost wing Simone Gagne to dizziness after a first shift hit. Both of Jokinen's records were previously owned by Scott Mellanby.

"Jokinen [had] the puck way too much. The big focus going in was defending really hard one-on-one, and I didn't think we did a very good job there," said Flyers coach John Stevens after the game. "The puck wasn't sticking to me the way it had been. It was bouncing in areas I didn't want it to bounce," said Flyers goalie Martin Biron.