It was just one of those nights. The Panthers did everything right and still lost. They dominated the game like Atlanta was an AHL team and couldn't catch a break. Though the scoreboard showed they lost, Florida was clearly the better team in this game.
Stephen Weiss was back, and though he was sent to the fourth line, he looked like the Stephen Weiss we've come to know and he brought Michael Frolik back from wherever the two had been hanging out during October.
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- It was a butt-kicking on the shots board and the scoring chances. Chris Mason was the difference.
- After the two quick goals in the second, Atlanta didn't have a scoring chance for 15 minutes.
Olesz - Matthias - Reinprecht
Booth - Santorelli - Bernier
Stillman - Reasoner - Dvorak
Higgins - Weiss - Frolik
Allen - Wideman
McCabe - Kulikov
Garrison - Weaver
- Now that Weiss is back, Michael Santorelli can slide back to the lower lines and play his defensive game.
- Weiss and Frolik had a dominating night, and if you look at the head-to-head chances below, the bulk of the chances came against Atlanta's second and fourth lines.
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