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Sunrise Edition: Back From Beantown

Friday, 11.13.2009 / 3:45 PM / Sunrise Edition
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What a crazy night it was in Boston on Thursday. When I got to T.D. Garden for the Panthers-Bruins’s game, I had no idea we were about to witness 65 minutes of scoreless hockey. But, as I watched the game with representatives from our wonderful new partner JetBlue, in addition to executives from Saveology, Dunkin’ Donuts, Patron and Beyond The Seat, I have to say, it was about as exciting as scoreless hockey can get.
 
The third period itself was an up-and-down, edge-of-your-seat affair, with every chance potentially representing the game-winning goal. But in the end, I would have taken two points anyway they came, and veteran Cory Stillman made sure we got them when he scored in the fourth round of the shootout against goalie Tim Thomas. Kudos to Thomas for playing a great game, including an incredible save on Nathan Horton in the first period.
 
But even more credit to our goalie, Tomas Vokoun, who made 40 saves and earned his third shutout in the last four games. Simply put, it was a great win for the team, and hopefully a springboard to a pair of big home games against John Tavares and the New York Islanders tomorrow night and Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night (it’s a 50% Off Monday by the way.)
 
But that’s not all that’s happening on Monday. In case you haven’t noticed on our web site, we have a big ownership announcement coming that afternoon. I am not obliged to release details yet, but I feel confident that our fans, media, partners and other supporters will be extremely excited about the announcement.
 
Keep checking back to FloridaPanthers.com for more details, including live video streaming from Monday’s press conference, new feature profiles and more.
 
But this weekend, I’m looking forward to spending a little time with my twin brother Brett, the President & CEO of the Nets, as he is in town to play the Heat on Saturday night. I’m sure D-Wade and Miami will be geared up to rebound from last night’s exciting high-scoring loss to LeBron James and the Cavs.
 
That said, I hope our fans are looking forward to two incredible Panthers games over the next four days, and are ready to Rock The Rink at the BankAtlantic Center. Thanks for reading and go Cats.
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