Anderson secures 2nd consecutive shutout

Anderson secures 2nd consecutive shutout

There are 31 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 4, 2008, titled Anderson secures 2nd consecutive shutout. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

There's no guarantee Craig Anderson will be in goal for the Panthers ' next game Thursday, but the chances he will are close to the percentage of shots he has stopped his past three games.

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GCoach

United States

#1 Mar 5, 2008
It took a whole losing season to Martin, Potvin the "expert" for 20 years, and everyone else to figure out who should be # 1
RED BARON

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Mar 5, 2008
I wonder how long Anderson can bail out our anemic defense and lack of offense? Thankfully he's been fresh and ready to take on the challenge. Poor Vokoun was probably sitting on the bench shaking his head in disbelief last night. Stopping 40 shots is better than 53, but still not great. I pretty much thought this game was going to be over when I saw Boston skating around in our zone like they had an endless PP. Thankfully none of their shots could squeak through. I guess this is the plan for the rest of the season. Score one goal, let our goaltenders get shelled and hope for the best.
DK Schrute

United States

#3 Mar 5, 2008
That's been the plan since the inception of the franchise (excluding the Bure years). That's why it's always tee time in April instead of the playoffs. Maybe one day they'll figure out that if you score 3 or 4 goals it's much easier to win.
Fire Martin

United States

#4 Mar 5, 2008
"As long as you have one more goal than the opposition, who cares?" he said. "We've had other games where we've scored four goals and lost them." - Jacques Martin... This is the reason Martin should be fired. How many times have you seen teams win and demand more out of their teams because of alarming trends. Anderson deserves all the credit, but 2 games 2 goals and giving up 93 shots isn't something that as a team they should be propud of, and that Martin should be taking a "who cares?" attitude.. Fire Martin
Louie

Deerfield Beach, FL

#5 Mar 5, 2008
Another excellent effort by Anderson. He is a hot goalie right now. Let him play. And the Cats defense was a bit better, although their power play was horrible. Someone needs to explain to the Cats that when on a power play they should shoot the puck. Is that a difficult concept? Horton got lucky with an OT shot but he needs to shoot more and step up. All in all, however, the Panthers didn't quit and fought hard. Go Cats, on to the playoffs.
Jolly

United States

#6 Mar 5, 2008
Oh, watch out Mr. Briere, Philly is about to lose the eighth and final playoff spot to a hot Buffalo team. Didn't you say the Flyers would for sure make the playoffs this year? If they don't that will be two straight years, making them pretty much just as productive as a franchise as our lowly Panthers.

Welcome to the perennial April tee time dance lol. All your talk of how Philly "demands" excellence is quite laughable right now, mind you.
JimH

Miami, FL

#7 Mar 5, 2008
I thought they should have put Vokoun back in the net. Boy was I wrong. Andy's now got two NHL records in his past two games (saves in a shutout, saves over consecutive shutouts). Vok's gonna have issues when he takes the net again: Over the last six games Andy is 3-0 and Vokoun is 0-2-1. Jacques should have been playing Anderson more often this season.

I'm not so sure that giving Vokoun to Malkin and Crosby is such a good idea, but I still think that's the way to go. He's the #1 guy still.
Hockey Dave

AOL

#8 Mar 5, 2008
JimH wrote:
I thought they should have put Vokoun back in the net. Boy was I wrong. Andy's now got two NHL records in his past two games (saves in a shutout, saves over consecutive shutouts). Vok's gonna have issues when he takes the net again: Over the last six games Andy is 3-0 and Vokoun is 0-2-1. Jacques should have been playing Anderson more often this season.
I'm not so sure that giving Vokoun to Malkin and Crosby is such a good idea, but I still think that's the way to go. He's the #1 guy still.
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JIm JIm Jim....You keep playing your goaltender with the hot glove right now. Vokoun has had his chance to be # 1 but has not preformed up to what this team needs lately. Ride Anderson and hope he can keep standing on his head and keep winning us games that should be lost.
Captain

Pompano Beach, FL

#9 Mar 5, 2008
By winning with two shutouts you almost have to put Anderson in net for next game, Vokoun who hasn't sat too much may be a little cold and if the Panthers get behind they can't score enough goals to bail Vokoun out. The pressure is on Vokoun to perform. Put Anderson in if he continues to dazzle, great, if not there is less pressure on Vokoun. Panthers forwards have forgot how to score. Jokinen needs to find his game, we need to score goals you can't depend on your goalie to keep getting a shutout or you are doomed to failure.
Panther Fan

United States

#10 Mar 5, 2008
I watched them play Boston 2 weeks ago, the defense looked like they were in another game. Boston spent so much time in our zone, I thought they were playing half court.

Our goalies are very good, but how can you expect them to stop 50+ shots every game? We can't win if we get out-shot by 20-30+ shots on goal every game.
Snatch

United States

#11 Mar 5, 2008
Captain wrote:
By winning with two shutouts you almost have to put Anderson in net for next game, Vokoun who hasn't sat too much may be a little cold and if the Panthers get behind they can't score enough goals to bail Vokoun out. The pressure is on Vokoun to perform. Put Anderson in if he continues to dazzle, great, if not there is less pressure on Vokoun. Panthers forwards have forgot how to score. Jokinen needs to find his game, we need to score goals you can't depend on your goalie to keep getting a shutout or you are doomed to failure.
Then again, you're assuming they knew how to score in the first place.
DK Schrute

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Mar 5, 2008
Voukon is still #1. I think he's just beaten down from playing so many games in back of that
sorry defense. Anderson has been incredible. He is responsible for winning this pathetic bunch their last 3 games.
Not Sure

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Mar 5, 2008
It's not Voukon's fault that he's been totally over used this season; he's understandably exhausted now. Great job by Anderson single handedly winning these last two games. Unfortunately, it's too little too late; this season ended in Buffalo a few weeks ago.
NO WAY HE GOES WITH VOKIE

Hamilton, Canada

#15 Mar 5, 2008
NO way in this world you sit a goalie who had 2 back-to-back shutouts...I don't think any coach in their right mind would..ESPECIALLY with a day off in between. If he goes with VOKOUN and they lose---WATCH OUT! He may be fired on the spot. Of course we're all hoping that occurs sooner than later with JM
Tom

Boca Raton, FL

#16 Mar 5, 2008
It is what it is...Anderson is hot, but Vokoun's still the #1. Ride Anderson until he loses and continue to play Vokoun 75-80% of the games down the stretch.
Jim

Boca Raton, FL

#17 Mar 5, 2008
The kid is as hot as it gets right now. Go out and support the team.. pack the BAC and lets get them into the playoffs!!!
firethecoachorgm

Miami, FL

#18 Mar 5, 2008
Exactly right, and had JM done that from day one both goaltenders would have been better off...
Tom wrote:
It is what it is...Anderson is hot, but Vokoun's still the #1. Ride Anderson until he loses and continue to play Vokoun 75-80% of the games down the stretch.
original florida native

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Mar 5, 2008
Hockey Dave wrote:
<quoted text>.
JIm JIm Jim....You keep playing your goaltender with the hot glove right now. Vokoun has had his chance to be # 1 but has not preformed up to what this team needs lately. Ride Anderson and hope he can keep standing on his head and keep winning us games that should be lost.
Dave you are correct!
Mel

AOL

#20 Mar 5, 2008
This guy is playing out of this world. They need to continue to play him while he's hot
RED BARON

United States

#21 Mar 5, 2008
Jolly wrote:
Oh, watch out Mr. Briere, Philly is about to lose the eighth and final playoff spot to a hot Buffalo team. Didn't you say the Flyers would for sure make the playoffs this year? If they don't that will be two straight years, making them pretty much just as productive as a franchise as our lowly Panthers.
Welcome to the perennial April tee time dance lol. All your talk of how Philly "demands" excellence is quite laughable right now, mind you.
The fact that Philly is even in the playoff hunt after last season is a miracle. They've got top line scorers like Gagne, Richards, Lupul and now Briere out of their line-up. That would be like the Panthers without Jokinen, Horton, Booth or Weiss in the line-up and with an average goaltending tandem to boot. They're forced to lean on guys like Prospal and Carter to keep them in the playoff hunt. I'm no Philly fan, but they are doing quite well given the circumstances. May I add that their GM also made moves that mattered before the trade deadline while our GM must have been staring at his blank computer screen during the Florida power outage we had.

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