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Panthers Wrap-Up: Flames 2, Panthers 1

Vincent Trocheck scored a second period power play goal but Joey MacDonald made 34 saves as the Flames downed the Panthers.

Friday, 04.04.2014 / 11:20 PM / Wrap Up
By FloridaPanthers.com Staff
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Panthers Wrap-Up: Flames 2, Panthers 1
Vincent Trocheck scored a second period power play goal but Joey MacDonald made 34 saves as the Flames downed the Panthers.
Fri
4/4/2014
1-2
1 2 3 OT T
Panthers 0 1 0 0 1
Flames 0 2 0 0 2
FLA - PP - V. Trocheck (4)
CGY - K. Agostino (1), M. Cammalleri (26)
  
   

SUNRISE —  (NHL.com) - Roberto Luongo returned to action on his 35th birthday Friday, but the Calgary Flames spoiled the party.

Mike Cammalleri scored a goal for his 500th NHL point, Kenny Agostino scored his first NHL goal, and Joey MacDonald made 34 saves when the Flames defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1 at BB&T Center.

FULL RECAP
 
"A win would have been nice, but the effort was there. We just couldn’t get the equalizer."

- Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo.
 
1. Serving Up The Goods: Making his season debut, Panthers forward Bobby Butler made his presence felt the entire game. Butler displayed some nifty moves while playing on one of the Panthers’ top lines alongside Scott Gomez and Sean Bergenheim. Head coach Peter Horachek threw the 26-year-old right into the fire as Butler recorded 15:16 of ice time.

2. Just Won't Go
: The Panthers caused a stir when Gomez came within inches of putting the Cats on the board in the first period. With Florida on a powerplay and less than a minute left in the opening stanza Gomez lifted a shot past Flames goaltender Joey MacDonald but the puck hugged tight to the goal line before bouncing off the post to safety.

3. Big Mac: The Panthers dominated the possession battle and outshot the Flames 35-17 but they could not solve Calgary netminder Joey MacDonald more than once. MacDonald recorded 34 saves and played an instrumental role in Calgary’s 2-1 victory. MacDonald’s biggest save of the game came with just six ticks left on the clock when the 34-year-old got a shoulder on a Bergenheim shot from close range to preserve the lead for the Flames.
 
Memorable twitter posts from the game.

@turbuLENTZ: @FlaPanthers #FlaPanthers Players standing on the bench to salute the members of the Military pic.twitter.com/YjQiVccj5T

@dweissmon: @FlaPanthers Thanks to everyone in our armed forces past and present for your service to and sacrifice for our great country! #LetsGoCats !

 

1. Vincent Trocheck recorded his first career NHL powerplay goal with his second period score. The 20-year-old center now has six points (4-2-6) in sixteen games since his March call-up.

3. Brandon Pirri recorded an assist on Trocheck’s second period powerplay goal to stretch his point streak to three games (2-1-3). Florida’s trade deadline acquisition now has 10 points (5-5-10) in his last 14 games.

5. Jimmy Hayes recorded a team high five shots in the game, a season high for the Panthers forward.

800. With his start tonight against the Flames, Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo played in his 800th career game. It was not the only milestone reached on the night as Lu also celebrated his 35th birthday.

 
Joey MacDonald
The Flames netminder kept the Panthers frustrated all night long, finishing with 11, 16 and seven saves in each of the periods.

35 Shots, 34 Saves, .971 SV%
 
 
The Panthers continue their season-ending five-game homestand on Sunday as they host the Dallas Stars. Florida came back to down the Stars 4-2 in the season opener back on Oct. 3 with rookie Aleksander Barkov keying the comeback with his first NHL goal. Dallas is currently in eighth place in the West with 85 points (37-28-11), just ahead of Phoenix for the final playoff spot. They’re led by young pivot Tyler Seguin who has 78 points (34-44-78) in 74 games while Kari Lehtonen has posted a 30-19-10 record with .918 save percentage and 2.46 GAA.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 76 16 22 -14 38
S. Upshall 76 15 22 1 37
B. Campbell 82 7 30 -6 37
B. Boyes 78 21 15 -6 36
S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
A. Barkov 54 8 16 -3 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 25 23 7 .919 2.40
S. Clemmensen 6 7 1 .896 3.09
 
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