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Both goalies up to the task in scoreless match
Posted By Joe Haggerty On February 21, 2009 @ 8:17 pm In General | 1 Comment
SUNRISE, Fl. — Florida Panthers  goaltender Tomas Vokoun leads the NHL  with a .946 save percentage over the last 30 days, and he’s been showing tonight why exactly he’s been such a hot goalie as of late. He made a couple of solid standout saves in the first period, but he had an absolute stunner midway through the second when he slammed the door on a Blake Wheeler /Milan Lucic  rush up the ice.
Wheeler was carrying the puck and flipped toward the net with a fire-breathing Looch storming toward the cage. Lucic put a good tip on the puck, but Vokoun stretched out the pads and made the nice leg save. He was able to subsequently smother the puck despite both Lucic and Florida defenseman Karlis Skrastins bearing down on him.
B’s goalie Tim Thomas  has been equally good on the other end, alternately turning away Radek Dvorak in the first period and kicking away a Nick Tarnasky redirect in the second period.
The B’s and Panthers are still scoreless at the end of two periods, and Vokoun has looked immense in making 26 saves through two periods.
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