Panthers fight, score in post-deadline destruction of Flyers 7-4


Final - 3.3.2010 1 2 3 Total
Philadelphia Flyers 0 3 1 4
Florida Panthers 2 4 1 7

Complete Coverage >


Good thing for Florida that Philly didn't offer much for goaltender Tomas Vokoun at today's deadline, if anything. GM Paul Holmgren's club is almost certainly regretting it.

The Panthers began the game with a fire under their belt little seen at any point this season. If two fights in the opening five seconds doesn't grab your teammates' attention, little will. Nick Tarnasky went twice with Arron Asham, among other scuffles, but the headliner was David Booth taking on former purveyor of pain Mike Richards. Don't get too excited: it wasn't much of a fight; one of those "okay, everyone's expecting it, let's get it over with" deals which is nonetheless always a hoot. Controversy ended.

Cats defenseman Jason Garrison channeled his inner-Paul Coffey throughout the evening, making numerous rushes into the offensive zone, picking up not only his first NHL goal, but an assist as well. He looked good.

David Booth ended the evening with four points (1g, 3a, 4sog) as did captain Bryan McCabe (1g, 3a). Believe it or not: this was Booth's first goal on BAC ice of the season.

Michael Frolik had two goals (8sog) while Stephen Weiss grabbed his 23rd of the year. Keith Ballard finished with two assists.

Not to be forgotten, center Shawn Matthias (1a) looked fantastic at times.

Tomas Vokoun - still thankfully a Panther - stopped 38 of 42 shots. Brian Boucher and Michael Leighton combined for 36 saves.

Chris Pronger and Blair Betts both ended with two assists apiece as Jeff Carter, Ville Reino, Daniel Briere, and Ryan Parent scored for the visitors.

Next up: Carolina Saturday in Sunrise.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Litter Box Cats

You must be a member of Litter Box Cats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Litter Box Cats. You should read them.

Join Litter Box Cats

You must be a member of Litter Box Cats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Litter Box Cats. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker