The cats won their fifth straight road game when Center Stephen Weiss got a shot past Goalie Miikka Kiprusoff in a shootout. Going back to November 30th, Florida has beaten the NY Rangers, Washington Capitals, Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers, and now Calgary on the road. This marks a franchise record.
With the win, Florida goes to 14-12-3 for the season and are tied for 8th in the Eastern conference playoff standings. Which is incredible in light of how banged up the team is.
Florida’s road trip isn’t over yet. Next up is Vancouver on Sunday, then they come back east to play Carolina. Florida is overdue for a long string of home games. When they return to Florida, the Panthers will have played 19 of their first 31 games this season on the road. Could this be the year Florida breaks through to the playoffs for the first time since 2000?
*- This marked the third straight game Weiss scored the game winner for Florida.
*- Kamil Kreps got his first goal of the year. A short handed affair set up by a poor Calgary pass.
*- Tomas Vokoun in his first start since Nov. 26th, stopped 35 of Calgary’s 37 shots. Now who does DeBoer start against Vancouver- Vokoun or Craig Anderson?
*- Florida got off more shots against Calgary(29) than they did versus Edmonton(16). Still Florida was outshot 37 to 29.
*- Why don’t Vancover play their Sunday games at 5 p.m. local time like many other NHL teams? I’m going to have to stay up till 12:30 on Monday morning if I want to watch the Panthers.
- The incredible Tomas Vokoun
- Malaise- Calgary beats Florida 2-1
- FL Panthers win in Edmonton for the first time since 1996
- Outdueled- Florida Panthers beat Buffalo 6-2
- Clipping their wings- Florida Panthers beat Detroit 2-1
- Will George Johnson of the Calgary Herald please pick up the black courtesy phone
- The dumps- Carolina lose 10th in a row, Florida Panthers wins 3-0
- We’re streaking! Florida Panthers beat Anaheim 3-1
- Kicking mad- Edmonton beats Florida Panthers 3-2
- Payback- Florida beats Atlanta 4-3
- Eight is Enough- Edmonton beats Chicago 8-4
- Lydia Ko wins New South Wales Open
- The Comeback I- Pittsburgh Penguins beat NY Islanders 5-0
- Seattle Mariners Outfielder Greg Halman stabbed to death at age 24
- Hee Young Park wins CME Titleholders Championship
- Oklahoma State Women’s Basketball Coach Kurt Budke dead at 50
- Costly mistake- Blackhawks waive Rostislav Olesz
- Manager Tony La Russa announces retirement
- Puck Drop- Florida Panthers start the 2011-12 NHL season
- 13-time PGA Tour winner Dave Hill dead at 74
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