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Game Action Pix vs. Thrashers
Florida Panthers versus Atlanta Thrashers, 1-2 SO. In a close, low-scoring game, the Cats looked set to win this game - but - allowed the Thrashers back into the contest late in the third period and fell in the subsequent shootout.
Johan Hedberg, the Atlanta Thrashers' goaltender had a good night in South Florida and kept his team in the game despite quality chances from the Cats to win the game clean without an overtime.
In a surprise move Tomas Vokoun was ready to face the Atlanta Thrashers again and had a very good game between the pipes for the hometeam. Here he gets help from Dennis Seidenberg to keep the puck protected underneath his legs.
Gimme some of that ice hockey love! Bryan Allen sticks up for his teammate Michael Frolik, who was sent off the ice for a iffy boarding call, and takes a few on the chin for his team along the way.
It wasn't just the netminders great play between the pipes that kept this game tied with no goals scored until the third period - a few lucky escapes on both sides of the ice helped as well... Finally it was Stephen Weiss that managed to break the dealock in the third period; redirecting a heavy Dmitry Kulikov slapshot in a rare powerplay tally.
The Panthers would survive multiple scares as the Thrashers had too many man-advantages to count in the game, and yet would not be able to take advantage. However, late in the third the visitors would get Ilya Kovalchuck in position to score the heartbreaking equaliser. It then went to the shootout where Rich Peverley scored the winning penalty in the 4th round. In truth the Cats deserved better from this game, but, in hockey one has to close games out to win...