Oct 25, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT
Florida Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom was brilliant last night in Montreal. The 21-year-old rookie stopped 40 shots, helping his team to a 2-1 victory over the Canadiens.
Markstrom’s play was so stellar that PHT’s very own James O’Brien suggested Panthers coach Kevin Dineen might have a goaltending controversy on his hands.
Not so fast, says Dineen. Jose Theodore is still the number one in Florida.
“Theo’s our starter and a great player,” Dineen said, as reported by the Sun Sentinel. “He’s going to get back in there soon. Jacob not only earned that start but earned that victory.”
The Panthers (5-3-0) are one of the surprise teams of the NHL season. They’re getting good production from newcomers like Kris Versteeg, Brian Campbell and Tomas Fleischmann, and they’re playing hard for new coach Dineen.
Saves like these help as well.
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- Report: Fedorov denies contract offer was made to Johansen 7
- Report: Johansen has gotten no shortage of KHL offers 36
- Update: Drouin out with upper body injury, not expected to miss preseason 1
- Report: NHL officials to participate in preseason without new CBA 1
- Evander Kane: I know I can score 50 goals 14
- ‘C’-less Thornton comes out swing against Wilson’s ‘tomorrow team’ talk 18
- Joe Sakic’s now general manager in name too 6
- Update: Giroux out two weeks with lower-body injury 26
- Update: Crosby on ice with Penguins teammates Friday, leaves early 5
- Heeeeeere’s Johnny! Davidson shreds Johansen’s agent for ‘baffling, nonsensical’ contract demands (65)
- Jackets reveal Johansen offers — including an eight year, $46M deal (55)
- Will the NHL publicize divers? (48)
- No icing on the PK? The USHL will see how that looks (43)
- Just how damaging are heated negotiations between Jackets, RFA Johansen? (38)