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Cats Blank Sens

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:43 AM

Associated Press

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Cats Blank Sens
Florida Panthers 3, Ottawa Senators 0

OTTAWA (AP) -Tomas Vokoun and the Florida Panthers took full advantage of a timely game against the injury-ravaged Ottawa Senators.

Vokoun made 24 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Rostislav Olesz scored twice in the Panthers' 3-0 victory Saturday night.

"We knew they were missing key people," Vokoun said. "We knew we had to take advantage and I think we did."

Nathan Horton also scored for Florida.

The Senators dropped their third straight game.

"We can't feel sorry for ourselves, nobody's going to," Senators coach Cory Clouston said. "We've got to keep working hard and I thought our guys battled and obviously we're missing some offense, but we've got to somehow find it. It's not the way you want to go on a long road trip that's for sure."

 

 
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Tonight’s Mayors Jewelers Three Star Selections of the Game are:
 
1st: Rostislav Olesz
2nd: Nathan Horton
3rd: Tomas Vokoun
Mayors is the Official Jeweler of the Florida Panthers, please visit www.mayors.com or your local South Florida Mayors location.  

Despite two early power-play opportunities, the Panthers managed just two shots on goal in the first period. The Senators had one shot on goal on their first power play and failed to get a shot on Tomas Vokoun in the second.

"Obviously, the power play is a big concern," Clouston said. "There's some different guys out there with the injuries that we have and somehow we have to manufacture some offense."

The Panthers managed to end the period with a 1-0 lead after Horton picked up a big rebound and beat Brian Elliott high to the glove side.

Things didn't get much better in the second as Elliott allowed two bad goals, reinforcing Ottawa's goaltending woes.

On the first, Elliott made a bad pass behind the net and never managed to get back in position - giving Olesz the whole left side of the net. On the second, Elliott mishandled Olesz's wrist shot that then slipped into the net.

The Senators lost Jesse Winchester with what appears to be an injury to his right knee after a collision with Keith Ballard. Filip Kuba left early in the third period with an upper-body injury and didn't return.

NOTES: The Senators were without RW Daniel Alfredsson (shoulder), C Jason Spezza (knee) and LW Milan Michalek (upper body). The Panthers were without LW Kenndal McArdle (arm), D Dmitry Kulikov (knee) and LW David Booth (concussion).

scoring summary
1st Period
11:54
FLA
Nathan Horton (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Dennis Seidenberg (16), Stephen Weiss (21)
1 - 0 FLA
2nd Period
13:45
FLA
Rostislav Olesz (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Reinprecht (18), Cory Stillman (10)
2 - 0 FLA
16:08
FLA
Rostislav Olesz (10) Slapshot - ASST: Cory Stillman (11)
3 - 0 FLA
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
01:06
OTT
Alex Kovalev  Tripping against  Rostislav Olesz
04:24
OTT
Zack Smith  Boarding against  Bryan Allen
13:30
FLA
Dominic Moore  Holding against  Jonathan Cheechoo
16:55
FLA
Rostislav Olesz  Slashing against  Erik Karlsson
2nd Period
08:45
OTT
Chris Campoli  Cross checking against  Gregory Campbell
3rd Period
02:00
FLA
Rostislav Olesz  Hi-sticking against  Nick Foligno
05:33
OTT
Zack Smith  Fighting (maj) against  Bryan Allen
05:33
FLA
Bryan Allen  Fighting (maj) against  Zack Smith
10:54
OTT
Jarkko Ruutu  Tripping against  Dennis Seidenberg
11:44
OTT
Mike Fisher  Slashing against  Bryan McCabe
14:17
FLA
Dominic Moore  Slashing against  Peter Regin
16:51
FLA
Bryan McCabe  Misconduct (10 min) against  Jarkko Ruutu
16:51
OTT
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Gregory Campbell
16:51
OTT
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Gregory Campbell
16:51
OTT
Chris Neil  Misconduct (10 min)
16:51
OTT
Jarkko Ruutu  Misconduct (10 min)
goalie stats
Tomas Vokoun
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
Saves: 24EV: 18 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: 1.000SH: 1 - 1
Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott
10-11-3
SA: 19TOI: 59:56
Saves: 16EV: 9 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .842SH: 2 - 2
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