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Mollerisms: Weiss Pays The Price

Panthers radio man Randy Moller calls Stephen Weiss' goal late in the second period against Chicago.

Monday, 06.4.2012 / 12:00 PM ET / News
By Glenn Odebralski  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Mollerisms: Weiss Pays The Price

Welcome to Mollerisms. FloridaPanthers.com takes a look at some of the best goal calls of 560 WQAM radio play-by-play man Randy Moller from the 2011-12 season.

Moller's interesting goal calls actually date back to the 2007-08 season where he used calls such as "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" and "Top Shelf Where Mrs. Moller Keeps The Peanut Butter". They took on a whole new meaning at the start of the 2008-09 season. While doing a crossover show with Dan Lebatard, Lebatard asked if the crew at 790 The Ticket could make suggestions for goal calls. Then from there it branched out to listeners making suggestions. Randy started using memorable one-liners from movies, songs and just about anything else. Lines such as "We've landed on the moon" from Dumb and Dumber, "We're going to need a bigger boat" from Jaws as well as Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me" have been used.

Every Monday during the off-season we will introduce a Mollerism as Moller calls a goal the only way he knows how.

Stephen Weiss scores a second period goal against the Chicago Blackhawks (Getty Images)

Our next Mollerism looks at Stephen Weiss' second period goal in Sunrise against the Blackhawks on November 3, 2011 as Moller uses a popular catch phrase.

As time wound down in the second period, the Panthers were looking for a much needed spark. Chicago had jumped on the board just 4:04 into the game off a Jonathan Toews tip in and then doubled their lead off of a Marian Hossa goal 4:51 into the second.

Potentially staring at a two-goal deficit with a period left to play, Florida turned to their top line. One of the NHL's top trios through the first month and a half of the season struck on a pretty play that finished with a dirty goal by Weiss with just 1:41 left on the clock. Weiss drove to the net and finished off a rush by Tomas Fleischmann and Kris Versteeg, netting his fifth of the season to bring the Cats to within one. For Weiss, it was his 11th point in the first 12 games.

The Blackhawks held that lead for most of the third period but with an all-out offense by the home team (14 shots in the third), relented a goal late in the game. That came off the stick of defenseman Ed Jovanovski as he tipped in a shot with 2:04 left on the clock, sending the crowd and home team into a frenzy and the game into overtime.

Chicago would end up winning the game in the shootout as Patrick Kane was the only skater to find the back of the net but the point the Panthers picked up thanks to the comeback helped them in their push for their first playoff spot in over a decade and first division title ever.

Moller's goal call was made popular by Gary Coleman during his days on Diff'rent Strokes from 1978-86 as he doled out the famous catch phrase "What'chu talkin' 'bout, Willis?".

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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