Vokoun continues ascent to Papacy; Panthers shut out Islanders 2-0

The Cats are going to have to build a school or library or WalMart in Karlovy Vary if this keeps up.

It was all T-Vo on a Sunday afternoon in Sunrise as the netminder made his 15th straight start, stopping 33 New York shots en route to a 38th career shutout.

Vokoun wraps up January with an 8-4-2 record (4 SO). The importance of this man cannot be overstated on a team which has scored nine goals over their past seven games.

As for skaters, it was a defenseman's paradise featuring goals by Keith Ballard and Jordan Leopold; the blueliners trailed Florida's forwards by one SOG (13-12).

Michael Frolik had 2 assists.

The night was significant for the return of winger David Booth, who collected an assist and 3 shots. BankAtlantic Center did not lack in "Booooooooooth" chants, nor in effort or energy. He looked terrific.

The Isles' Rick DiPietro made 23 saves.

Back into the playoff mix. Keep an eye on the Rangers and Avs at 8.