It’s going to be a long year for South Florida hockey fans. From AP-
GLENDALE, Ariz. â€“ Olli Jokinen had a goal and an assist against his former Florida teammates in the Phoenix Coyotes’ 4-1 win over the Panthers on Saturday night.
Jokinen was traded from Florida to Phoenix for defensemen Keith Ballard and Nick Boynton during the offseason.
Mikkel Boedker added a pair of goals for Phoenix, marking the first multigoal game of the rookie’s early NHL career.
Florida has lost six straight (0-5-1).
Phoenix’s Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 26 shots to improve to 5-5 this season.
The Panthers took an early lead when Richard Zednik scored during a goal mouth scramble at 13:49 of the opening period. It was Zednik’s third point in 11 games.
Zednik is just one of a group of over the hill vets filling Florida’s roster. Can’t this team find players in the minors, Sweden, or Outer Mongolia that can produce more than Zednik, Bret McLean, Radek Dvorak etc?
Florida’s six losses have come against- St. Louis, Ottawa, Nashville, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. None of these teams have more than 14 pts. This is the easy part of the schedule! Tonight Florida plays Anaheim, before returning home to play among other teams, The Detroit Red Wings.
It’s true, I’ll be watching almost every game. Just like I did last night. I am truly the Florida Masochist.
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