Friday, October 12, 2007

Panthers Finally in the Win Column

Going into last night's home opener at the Bank Atlantic Center against the New Jersey Devils, the Florida Panthers were winless in three games. But the Panthers weren't alone. The Dolphins are currently winless and FIU's football team hasn't won a game since 2005. Well now you can remove South Florida's hockey team from the ranks of the winless with a 3-0 victory over the Devils.

The Panthers got powerplay goals from Olli Jokinen and Nathan Horton and goalie Tomas Vokoun recorded the shutout. Not bad when you consider the Devils are one of the top teams in the league and goalie Martin Brodeur is one of the legends of his position. The Panthers are now 1-3. But keep an eye on this team. The Cats are no threat to compete for the Stanley Cup Finals. But there is a solid core of young players that are starting to emerge. Perhaps it won't be long before fans start showing up to the arena again with rubber rats.

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