Panthers' Goc Gets Shutdown in Adler Mannheim Victory

Florida forward kept off the scoresheet in 5-4 win over Dusseldorfer EG.

Florida Panthers center Marcel Goc went pointless in Adler Mannheim's 5-4 road win over Dusseldorfer EG in Tuesday action from the D.E.L. (German Elite League). Goc also failed to register a shot on goal and finished with an even rating while skating on the second line with Christoph Ullmann and Adam Mitchell.

Yanick Lehoux scored a natural hat trick in the third period after setting up the Eagles first two goals to power Adler Mannheim to the win and another three points in the standings.

Lehoux fed Frank Mauer at the 1:43 mark of the first period to give visiting Adler a 1-0 lead. Justin Bostrom tied the game for Dusseldorfer with an even strength goal. Lehoux combined with Craig MacDonald to set up former Panther defenseman Dennis Seidenberg for a power play tally to put Alder back ahead before the end of the opening frame.

In the second period, Daniel Kreutzer and Manuel Strodel beat Alder's backup goaltender Felix Bruckmann, who was getting a rare start, to give Dusseldorfer a 3-2 lead.

In the final frame, Lehoux exploded for three even strength goals in just over a seven minute span to give Mannheim a 5-3 lead. Justin Bostrom scored his second goal of the night to make it close with 2:43 remaining but Adler would hold on to win in regulation time.

Bruckmann made 19 saves to post the win while Robert Goepfert took the loss in goal for Dusseldorfer EG.

Marcel Goc now has 14 points in 13 games for Adler Mannheim.