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LIVE! Monday Night Hockey: Carolina Hurricanes 3 @ Florida Panthers 2 (F-OT) ... Goals: Bouwmeester and Stillman (FLA); Ruutu, Eaves and Whitney (CAR)

Pantherscanes Welcome to another edition of On Frozen Pond LIVE! It's a Versus Blackout edition, although tonight's game can be found online and through the league's Center Ice package.

Will be checking in here throughout the night for all of those who may not be near a computer, or a radio, or a television with Center Ice.

So basically, I'm doing this for the dozens who may be watching score updates from a cellphone with internet access.

Should be a lot of fun tonight. Huge game for the Panthers, so big it appears they've brought in a new anthem singer. Sounded a lot like LaRae during the warmups.

Come on back throughout the night, and I'm sure they'll be more to be told than who is singing before the game.

-- If you get on your horse, 790 The Ticket is giving away free tickets for tonight's game at their mobile van. The van is parked on the south side of the arena (the entrance closest to Sunrise Boulevard). So, if you're in the neighborhood and want to see some pro ice hockey, there you go.

-- Pete DeBoer's Quote of the Day: ''It's up to us. We're right where we want to be, we just have to take advantage. If we can't play above .500 and win some games, we don't deserve to get in.''

-- DeBo on the lineup change for tonight: ''I thought Eminger struggled the last game. He's dealing with some minor injury stuff. We're going to juggle the lineup on the front and back end down the stretch in trying to get as much energy and jump as possible.''

-- Television listings for tonight: The game can be seen live on the NHL Center Ice Package on channel 629 on Dish Network, 771 on DirecTV and Game 5 on Digital Cable at 7:30 p.m. The game can also be viewed online on Game Center Live on NHL.com. Panthers 790 The Ticket radio announcers Randy Moller and Bill Lindsay will have the call while footage will come from the BankAtlantic Center’s in-house feed.

-- Getting ready to roll. Scratches -- CAR: Kaberle, Cullen, Ryan, Walker. FLA: Stewart, Tarnasky, Eminger.

-- LaRae sings the anthem in 1:15. That's how you do it...

GAME ON -- GAME ON -- GAME ON

-- Watching the Center Ice feed in the press box. Feel like I'm at Jai-Alai.

--Dvorak almost makes it 1-0...darn cross bar...good job by the CPR line so far...they have brought it...

-- Goldie Report coming in the first intermission.

-- So far, 12:00 left, Florida outshooting the Canes 5-2...

Dannycaddy AND JAY BOUWMEESTER SHOOTS AND SCORES! DO YOU DO DRUGS DANNY? EVERY DAY! SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?* THE PANTHERS LEAD 1-0...

-- (*) Actual Randy Moller goal call coming at next break...

-- (*) Actual Moller call: ''Hit me baby one more time!''

-- Shots with 8:27 left: FLA 9-3

-- First power play of the night goes to the Hurricanes; Kreps in for tripping @ 13:13 of the first...

-- If there's a problem in your section tonight, you can text me and I'll take care of it for you..

HURRICANES GET A POWER PLAY GOAL, TUOMO RUUTU SITTING ON LEFT SIDE OF NET, FOLLOWS A BIG REBOUND...COMES @ 13:47 OF THE FIRST...1-1...

-- Dvorak goes down while racing up ice, Carolina gets a penalty...Florida power play on Joni Pitkanen @ 16:25...and the FLA power play looks like its usual sharp self...

-- The Panthers cleared the puck four times. Themselves.

--OK, going to take a break here, score tied 1-1 after one. It's like a brand new game, only there's only 40 minutes left and both teams have scored a goal...

Second period about to begin...shots: FLA 13-11

-- A few good chances for both teams, but so far, no change...

-- Florida goes on first power play of the second, Jussi 'Olli' Jokinen going into the box and feeling much shame with 4:04 remaining...shots: CAR 22-19

CAROLINA TAKES ITS FIRST LEAD OF THE NIGHT, SCORING WITH 12.5 SECONDS LEFT IN THE SECOND PERIOD...PATRICK EAVES KNOCKS IT THROUGH...

-- Well, that's the second. Panthers have to make a comeback here. And they don't look like a team with the offense to do it...

-- Florida has gotten jobbed on a pair of non-calls, and the last one really cost them. Just before the Carolina goal, the puck hit Eric Staal's skate as he was coming off, so there were seven players on the ice. The puck hit Staal off the Carolina bench setting up a 3-on-2 chance for the Hurricanes and they score. The officials also missed a too-many-men call just before they called Jokinen for hooking.

The fans in the shoot twice zone let the officials have it as they came off the ice. As they probably should have.

We'll be back for the third momentarily...

Goldie2 THE GOLDIE REPORT: Well, we need a big third period. If this isn't the season, it's close to it. The forward have to find a way to work harder and score. It would also help if that goal didn't count. It was too many men, and it wasn't even close. That's disappointing, but the Panthers have to overcome that. Referees make mistakes, it's part of the game. The forwards can't just say they are desperate, they have to be desperate. In many ways, we're going to find out what this team has. Vokoun has been great, hasn't been beaten on a real shot. He's doing his job. If the Panthers can get a power play, they have to convert. They have to score. 

-- Back here in the third, there's 5:10 left and the Panthers are on the power play; Carolina's Rod Brind'Amour to the box for high sticking...

-- Cory Stillman dragged down in the Carolina zone, penalty on Erik Cole.

FLORIDA with the 5-on-3 power play for 1:26.

H-U-G-E....

Caddyshack CORY STILLMAN OFF A DAVID BOOTH REBOUND, HE SHOOTS AND SCORES! NOW I KNOW WHY TIGERS EAT THEIR YOUNG...PANTHERS TIE IT AT 2 WITH 4:05 LEFT...STILL ON THE POWER PLAY...

--Florida can't take the lead but had their chances...we're going to overtime...

IT'S A FINAL FROM SUNRISE, THE HURRICANES TAKE HOME A 3-2 WINNER. RAY WHITNEY SCORES IT FOR CAROLINA, THE GOAL COMING 1:37 INTO THE EXTRA FRAME...

-- Pete DeBoer on the missed call in the second: 

'It could have either too many men or offside,'' said DeBoer. ''We had them for both, take your choice. But that happens. He had an explanation. They saw it different. We've had some of those go our way over the months so you have to deal with it.''

-- Pete on the loss:

''We played hard, we played well,'' said coach Pete DeBoer, whose team only won once during its recent five game homestand. ''It was a hard fought point. Maybe we deserved better, but that's the way it goes this time of year.''

-- Got's to finish up and move on down the road, flying out in the morning for Buffalo and points north. And west. Whatever. Anyway, everyone drive careful and have a good night. Big roadie coming up for the Panthers, we'll see what they got. Need some scoring though. Bad.


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Is the game sold out George?

I would seriously doubt that...

Resisted all season long but finally signed up with NHL Game Center, the online deal. This one's simply too important.

Hoping for the best, and stoked for Moller's TV "debut".

LaRae = Smoking. Her mom isn't too bad either.

I'm stuck at work still so was there really too many men on the ice as Moller/Lindsay said on the second Carolina goal?

what the hell just happened? jeez...

jeff: absolutely...

yea like 7 Hurricanes.

They were like 9 hurricanes on the ice when they score. If u watch the Panthers every night like i do from CT we never get any calls going are way like if they called two many men on the ice like they should of!! ( nice going refs. btw these refs have like 50 years under there belt and they missed that call . COME ON MAN IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF U) Nothin goes r way i mean they had to give us those called at the end the messed up .

YEAH , Carolina had half the city of Raleigh on the ice (8 skaters) on the ice when they took possesion of the puck and still had 6 on the ice when the puck was in the net. I only wish there was a sky cam type of picture for that moment to show just how aggregious a missed call it was.

Still in both the second ant third periods with less than 30 seconds left the Panthers started clock watching and Carolina bore down on us with scoring chances they scored the illegal goal in the second and damn near did it again with seconds left in the third.

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