The slide to end the year continues as the Florida Panthers lost their fifth game in a row, a 2-1 lost to the Calgary Flames. The Panthers put up a great fight, controlling most of the action by doubling up the Flames in shots on goals (35-17).
But Joey MacDonald stole the show, stopping 34 shots in his first start since March 14. Kenny Agostino scored his first NHL career goal and Michael Cammalleri scored the game winner, his 500th career NHL point.
Vincent Trocheck scored a power play goal, his fourth marker of the season. The Panthers outshot the Flames 17-6 in the third period but still ended up on the short end of the stick in the deciding frame.
Brandon Pirri extended his point streak to three games after getting the secondary assist on the Trocheck call.
Depending on the outcome of the Edmonton Oilers game (ongoing as this article is being written) the Panthers could move ‘ahead’ of them and be second from the bottom – with only the Buffalo Sabres having fewer points.
Florida plays the second of their season ending five game home stand with a Sunday contest against the Dallas Stars. They finish up with the Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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