Vokoun’s 2nd straight shutout leads Panthers
Vokoun made 32 saves, including 21 in the first period, for his second straight shutout and the
“Tomas allowed us to survive the first period,” Florida coach Pete DeBoer said. “It wasn’t exactly the way we drew it up. We knew we were facing a desperate team. Carolina was very good right off the bat.”
Vokoun, who beat St. Louis 4-0 on Saturday, got a measure of revenge against the
That was the last time the
“We were a little bit sluggish out of the gate but we survived it and took the game over from the second period and I think we outplayed them,” Vokoun said.
“I thought we played well,” Ward said. “Obviously, it’s no secret we’re having a tough time. It’s not easy when you’re on a losing streak, but you’ve got to take the positives away from tonight.”
“I’m glad we’re on the other end of it now,” DeBoer said. “They’re a better team than their record indicates and they’re playing better than their record indicates. We found a way to get a win tonight. It wasn’t picture perfect, but it was a good two points.”
Carolina, 0-7-3 during its losing streak, was shut out for the third time this season. The
“We looked so much more like our selves through a big part of that game,”
Reinprecht scored his ninth goal of the season when Stillman’s wrist shot bounced off his leg and through Ward’s pads. Stillman made it 2-0 at 13:46 when he tipped
“We’ve been crashing the net, getting pucks there, things have been bouncing around and getting lucky,” said Reinprecht, whose goals have all come in Florida’s last eight games. “When you go to the net, sometimes you get bounces.”
Carolina dominated the first period, outshooting Florida 21-4. It was the
Carolina had three power plays in a span of 7:56 in the period, but failed to score. The
“We played a very, very good game,” Maurice said. “We didn’t win, so we don’t get the good feeling we deserved, but we did so many good things in that game.”
Florida controlled play in the second period, thanks in part to four Carolina penalties in a span of 8:55.
In all, Florida had six power plays in the second and third periods.
“I don’t think we took a step back,” Maurice said. “I think we just had to kill too many.”
NOTES: Carolina C