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Mollerisms: In A Flash

Panthers radio man Randy Moller calls Tomas Fleischmann's goal in the third period against Minnesota.

Monday, 06.11.2012 / 12:00 PM ET / News
By Glenn Odebralski  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Mollerisms: In A Flash

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.

Forward Tomas Fleischmann potted his team-leading 25th goal against the Minnesota Wild. Flash led the way with a career-high 27 goals on the 2011-12 campaign. (Getty Images)

Our next Mollerism looks at Tomas Fleischmann's third period goal in St. Paul against the Minnesota Wild on March 20, 2012 as Moller uses a radio host's name as part of the goal call.

Looking for their second win in a row to start off a crucial four-game road trip after coming back to defeat Montreal two nights before in a shootout, Florida found themselves in another heated battle with Minnesota.

After a scoreless first period, Scottie Upshall got the Panthers on the board with a second period power play goal. That 1-0 score would be the score heading into the final period of play.

The Wild, playing for draft seeding at that point in the season, came out strong and tied the game just 1:03 into the final stanza.

Florida had a great opportunity to take the lead once again about midway through the period as the home team took back-to-back penalties with Kyle Brodziak (tripping) and Mikko Koivu (delay of game) being sent to the box nine seconds apart. While a Kris Versteeg penalty for high-sticking killed off the two-man advantage three seconds after Koivu's penalty, the Panthers made due with a four-on-three penalty.

With all kinds of space with less players on the ice, Brian Campbell found Jason Garrison in the high slot who in turn found a crashing Fleischmann for the forward's team-leading 25th of the season with 19 seconds remaining on the power play. That gave the visitors a 2-1 lead with 6:44 left in the game and it looked like the Panthers would skate away with a huge two points.

Unfortunately the Wild had a different idea as to the outcome of the game. Pulling their goalie for the extra attacker, the home team scored on a rebound with 31 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. Then Koivu won the opening face-off in the extra five minutes and was sprung by Tom Gilbert and beat Jose Theodore just 15 seconds in to nab the extra point out of the hands of the Panthers. While disappointing in just taking one point, the point Florida picked up helped them in their push for their first playoff spot in over a decade and first division title ever.

Moller's goal call can be attributed to South Florida host Billy Bag-O-Donuts who is a morning show host on 550 AM WIOZ.

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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