ABOUT LAST NIGHT is the morning-after recap of last night’s Florida Panthers game produced by “Hockey Pat” McGrath, a lifelong Cats fan who previously wrote for the Florida Panthers themed blog “TheRatTrick”. It is a followup to Hockey Pat’s hilariously informative gameday article: THE LOWDOWN.
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PANTHERS 3, SENATORS 2 (SO)
Led by another dominating performance from Roberto Luongo, the Florida Panthers overcame a 2-0 second period deficit to defeat the Senators 3-2 in a shootout. Sean Bergenheim and Vincent Trocheck scored goals 23 seconds apart in the second period and Luongo stopped 37 of 39 shots as well as two of the three shootout attempts from the Senators.
Here is what you may have missed:
This is how Twitter was reacting to the Panthers big win in Sunrise last night….
Lu-per man? Okay I’ll leave…
Understatement of the year.
Great save Luongo! Robbed him with the glove. #FlaPanthers— Anthony Murphy (@AMurphyTRT) March 26, 2014
I LOVE Howden's speed. His second gear can be dangerous. #FlaPanthers— Anthony Murphy (@AMurphyTRT) March 26, 2014
Oh wow, you what was better than the save? Methot's reaction to being ROBBED POINT BLANK #FlaPanthers— Anthony Murphy (@AMurphyTRT) March 26, 2014
Pirri and Trocheck! So much little, so much skill!— Paige Lewis (@PaigeLewisFL) March 26, 2014
Holy crap TROCHECK just Huberdeued that guy!!! #FlaPanthers— LauraByTheSea (@LauraByTheSea48) March 26, 2014
Glad that Huberdeau’d is becoming a verb…
Panthers win!!!!!! #FlaPanthers— Agustin rosado^© (@ROMANTIC_787PR) March 26, 2014
The Senators came out flying last night firing 20 shots on Luongo in the first period alone. Lu was up to the task and the Panthers were able to tighten things up on the defensive end, giving their goalie some breathing room.
Florida came out in the second frame and logged 19 shots of their own. The defense limited Ottawa to just five shots in the third and two in overtime.
Trocheck Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Panthers Vote Yes For Victory
Cats Impeach the Sens
Bobby Makes ‘Em Luuu-se
Nothing to See Here…Just Luongo Making Spectacular Saves
Luongo stole the show for the Panthers last night while outdueling counterpart Robin Lehner, who stopped 39 of 41 during regulation.
Here are some of the hits:
Luongo Says No!
One more time for the win!!
The Panthers continue at home this week facing the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday and the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.
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