Found January 21, 2012 on
Before any one in Canada or even northern U.S. states calls us wussies, let me explain. If you have ever tried to negotiate Chicago traffic on a Friday evening rush, you know what happens when 6-9 inches of snow is thrown in right at the same time. Needless to say, no one was going any where for a while so the game was pushed back 30 minutes. Still over 21,000 attended—no wussies there.
As for the game, the Panthers (with ex GM, Dale Tallon) brought 5 ex Hawks with them. Versteeg (I always hated seeing him go), Campbell, Kopecky, Madden, and Skille. It was Ray Emery (the BEST off season move by Bowman, in my opinion) 10-3-2 against Jose Theodore (14-8-5). All of the Hawks lines and defensive match ups remained the same for this game as they did for the last game. A very rare occurrence to Coach Q and the boys, to be sure. The Hawks were victorious, 3-1. Their ability to be the only team in the NHL without shutting out the other team also remained.
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Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 8:30 p.m. to watch the Florida Panthers take on the Chicago Blackhawks. NHL Panthers territory.
Looking to lead the Florida Panthers back to the playoffs after more than a decade without a berth, former Chicago general manager Dale Tallon turned to some players who helped the Blackhawks achieve an even bigger goal.
Brian Campbell and Kris Versteeg...
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Kris Versteeg scored two goals and added an assist for the Florida Panthers, who snapped an eight-game, road-losing streak with a 4-3 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.
Mikael Samuelsson scored the Panthers' winning goal of the shootout, which used 14 skaters. Mike Santorelli also scored in regulation for Florida (22-15-10), which...
When the Florida Panthers take the ice at the United Center on Friday night, it will feel like home for more than one of the visitors. Florida General Manager Dale Tallon, the architect of the Hawks’ Stanley Cup championship in … Continue reading →
With two goals Saturday, Kris Versteeg, the Panthers’ leading goal scorer, ends a nine-game scoring drought.
Well, won't this be a fuzzy occasion for everyone?
The Hawks host the Florida Panthers tonight, the team who carries no less than five former Hawks on their roster, as well as the GM who brought them all to Chicago and Florida. Needless to say, the barbs that will be flying on the ice should be quite the entertainment.
Surprisingly, the Cats come in tied for first in their division...
With two goals Saturday, Kris Versteeg, the Panthers leading goal scorer, ends a nine-game scoring drought.
Kris Versteeg scored two goals and added an assist for the Florida Panthers, who snapped an eight-game, road-losing streak with a 4-3 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night. Mikael Samuelsson scored the Panthers' winning goal of the shootout, which used 14 skaters. Mike Santorelli also scored in regulation for Florida (22-15-10), which also ended a four-game skid.
The Panthers struggled in snowstorm traffic to get to the arena in Chicago and then struggled for scoring chances in their eighth road loss in a row.
Scott Clemmensen had 41 saves, and Mikael Samuelsson lifted the Panthers with a goal in the seventh round of the shootout.
The high-scoring Chicago Blackhawks continue to keep pace among the NHL's elite, while a rough six weeks has the Florida Panthers losing their grip in the Southeast Division.
The sliding Florida Panthers will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they visit the Winnipeg Jets for tonight's Southeast Division clash at MTS Centre.
The Chicago Blackhawks' game against the Florida Panthers on Friday night at the United Center started a little over a half-hour late because of snow. The 20,500-seat arena was about 80 percent full when the puck was dropped at 8:08 p.m. The Panthers' bus from their downtown hotel arrived at the arena at about 6:45 p.m.