Reporting Tim Kephart
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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSMiami) – The Florida Panthers are riding high after the game 5 shutout pitched by goalie Jose Theodore. But, Theodore will not be in net for the Cats in game 6.
The Panthers announced they have recalled goalie Jacob Markstrom from the San Antonio Rampage in the AHL. In addition, the Panthers said Tuesday morning that Scott Clemmensen would be starting the game for the team in game 6 against the Devils, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
The combination of moves has raised eyebrows as the team looks to clinch its first playoff series win since the mid-1990’s.
According to the Herald’s George Richards, he was told that Theodore was injured, but not seriously.
Clemmensen started game 4 for the Panthers, which they lost 4-0. He also came in to relieve Theodore in Game 3 and pitched a shutout during his playing time in that game.
Markstrom appeared in seven games with the Panthers this season and was 2-4-1. He had a .923 save percentage and gave up 2.66 goals per game during that stint. In San Antonio, Markstrom was 17-12-1 with a .927 save percentage and is 2-0 as the Rampage play in AHL playoffs.
Florida’s game 6 matchup with the Devils in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals will have the puck dropped at 7:30 p.m.