Recognition doesn’t come easily for any Florida Panther hockey player, but when it does, we want to make sure that it doesn’t go unnoticed.
As a result of his stellar play in the opening week of the season, Panther goaltender Tomas Vokoun has been selected the NHL’s first star of the week. A very deserving honor. Vokoun has stopped 99 of 104 shots which included Saturday nights game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. That victory was the second shutout in a row for Vokoun who is in midseason form.
The second star of the week was Chicago Blackhawk forward Marian Hossa who had four goals and two assists in four games for the Blackhawks. The third star was Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf who accumulated eight points in four games on 2 goals and 6 assists.
In other Panther’s news forward Kenndal McArdle has been placed on waivers. There’s a slight chance that he’s picked up and the Panthers seem willing to take that chance, as McArdle has appeared in only one game so far this season, with about six minutes of ice time. If he clears, he’ll then be headed for Rochester to get some regular ice time, and would get in line for a call up should an injury occur. Kinda saw this one developing and am not at all surprised.
Defenceman Jason Garrison is listed as day to day with a groin injury that happened in Saturday’s contest against the Lightning. No moves have been made yet, as the Panthers are off until Thursday when they take on the Dallas Stars here at home. Should a defenceman be needed, look for Keaton Ellerby to get the call. Rochester plays Tuesday night, which is the other reason no call has been made yet.
Check out this video below on how to properly get dressed for a game. Thanks to Tyson Nash for the lesson.
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