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D-Day closes in as Panthers drop quietly to Thrashers 4-2

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Final - 3.2.2010 1 2 3 Total
Florida Panthers 2 0 0 2
Atlanta Thrashers 2 2 0 4

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Another loss, yes, but the eyes of the league are on Florida and what may be the next step in their "Accountability Tour '10".

Quickly, David Booth (scoring his first goal since October 24th) and Stephen Weiss scored for the Cats, who collectively allowed Atlanta to add an additional two points to their lead over over Florida in the standings. Scott Clemmensen, in his first start since December 27th, stopped 35 shots. It was looking rather depressing early, but Clemmer eventually came to play. At the other end, Atlanta's Johan Hedberg made 34 saves.

No point in hanging on to this one, which looked like every other game over the past 10 weeks in which Florida has failed to score more than two goals. Power play sucked, even-strength sucked, same old.

Judgement Day is mere hours ahead of us, as the NHL Trade Deadline closes at 3pm Wednesday. Join us beginning at 11am for live deadline coverage throughout the afternoon, followed by Panthers - Flyers action at 7.