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Panthers Wrap-Up: Hurricanes 3, Panthers 0

Cats fire 35 shots on net but can't solve Khudobin in loss.

Thursday, 03.27.2014 / 11:10 PM ET / Wrap Up
By FloridaPanthers.com Staff
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Panthers Wrap-Up: Hurricanes 3, Panthers 0
Thu
3/27/2014
0-3
1 2 3 OT T
Panthers 0 0 0 0 0
Hurricanes 1 2 0 0 3
FLA - NONE
CAR - J. Tlusty (13), J. Tlusty (14), J. Skinner (28)
  
   

SUNRISE —  (NHL.com) - Roberto Luongo’s first appearance against the Carolina Hurricanes in more than five years isn’t one he’ll remember fondly. At the other end, Anton Khudobin enjoyed another successful night against the Florida Panthers.

Khudobin made 35 saves for his third career shutout, first this season, to help the Hurricanes to a 3-0 victory against the Panthers at BB&T Center on Thursday. Carolina completed a three-game season sweep of Florida, and Khudobin was in net for all three games.

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"He played very well. We had a ton of chances obviously…Early in the game I was asking for them to give more second chances…We had some looks around there and some second opportunities around the net."

- Panthers interim head coach Peter Horachek on Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin.
 
1. You Win Some, Tlusty Some: Number 19 in black scored in the first and it was Jiri-ly similar when Tlusty scored his second to make it 2-0 in the middle frame. The Cats, despite pressure and great chances, couldn't come back from that hole.

2. Kudos To Khudobin
: For the second straight game, Anton Khudobin stood tall in the Canes net against Florida, finishing with 35 saves on the night. Many of the saves were top quality scoring chances that seemed like they would end with a red light being lit behind him.

In the other net, Dan Ellis replaced Roberto Luongo (11 saves) following a first period collision (left game as precaution) between Luongo and former Panther Radek Dvorak. Ellis finished with 18 saves in the final 40 minutes.


3. Uncle! (Jesse): Khudobin robbed Cats forward Jesse Winchester on a beautiful breakaway attempt with 30 seconds to play in the second period. The puck slid past Khudobin but stopped short of the thin red line. The play offered a microcosm of the night for the Cats.
 
Memorable twitter posts from the game.

@Sam_jo_flo: My boy @NBjugstad72 played a hard game tonight. Well get em Saturday! @FlaPanthers

@tyler_sansone: Down but not out lets go #FlaPanthers !!!

 
Memorable fan posts from the game.

Jeff Hernandez: Khudobin stood on his head, and nothing is tougher to beat than a goalie who is hot. Tough game but certainly something to build off of..
 

1. Thursday was the lone visit for the Carolina Hurricanes this season. Carolina and Florida had played six times a year (three in each city) while Southeast Division rivals.

2-3-3. In his first game back from injury, defenseman Erik Gudbranson saw 19:08 of ice time, and recorded two shots on net, three hits and three blocked shots on the night.

3. Carolina’s Jiri Tlusty scored twice, making this his third consecutive game with a point (2-2-4).

7. Panthers’ points leader Scottie Upshall finished with a game-high seven shots on net.

19. Nick Bjugstad was solid in the face-off circle, winning 53% of his draws. The forward’s 19 face-offs taken (10/19) were the most on the team.

 
Anton Khudobin
Came up with big save after big save to keep the Cats off the board. Was especially impressive in the second (14 saves) and third periods (12 saves).

35 Shots, 35 Saves, 1.000 SV%
 
 
Florida closes out their three-game homestand against Montreal on Saturday. After that, the Cats will have their last road trip of the season, up to the frigid northeast, to face the Devils and Islanders, before returning home to finish the last five games of the season. Montreal sits third in the Eastern Conference and second in the Atlantic Division (42-26-7) after the Canadiens outlasted the Red Wings on Thursday. Reigning Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban (10-42-52) and forward Max Pacioretty (33-18-51) lead the team in points while Carey Price owns a 31-18-5 record with a 2.39 GAA and .924 save percentage.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
12 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 52 17 23 14 40
J. Huberdeau 55 11 29 12 40
J. Jokinen 55 11 27 12 38
V. Trocheck 55 17 18 3 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 55 18 16 12 34
B. Pirri 51 11 13 -3 24
A. Ekblad 51 11 13 19 24
B. Campbell 55 5 18 20 23
N. Bjugstad 40 9 10 -3 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 13 5 .927 2.23
A. Montoya 8 4 1 .926 2.06

 
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