The Florida Panthers were all set to break out the champagne and celebrate the team’s first playoff berth in more than a decade, then the Winnipeg Jets finally showed up for Tuesday’s game and put the celebration on ice.
Ilya Bryzgalov has been the goalie of the month in the NHL. Scott Clemmensen was easily the goalie of the night, and that was all the Florida Panthers needed to stretch their lead in the Southeast Division.
The last time the Florida Panthers saw the Philadelphia Flyers on the ice, the Cats were on the wrong side of a 5-0 shellacking. Tuesday night, the Panthers hope they can continue their momentum towards the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Florida Panthers continued their streak of losing at home Sunday with a shutout loss to the Anaheim Ducks. The loss not only was the team’s third straight, but it also left the Cats clinging to a one point lead in the Southeast division.
Carl Hagelin had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots, and the New York Rangers earned a 4-1 victory against the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers took advantage of some sun and fun during their trip to Florida. The rest appears to have been time well spent. Danny Briere, Braydon Coburn and Matt Read scored and Ilya Bryzgalov made 31 saves in the Flyers’ 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night.
Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun earned his fourth shutout of the season to lead Florida to an easy 5-0 win over the Flyers on Monday night.