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LIVE! Rookie Game 2: Predators 5 @ Panthers 1 (FINAL)

MarkstromrookWe're now LIVE! and operational from the Coral Springs Incredible IcePlex on the edge of the Everglades with some exciting rookie hockey game action on a beautiful Thursday afternoon.

Got the Diet Coke flowing, TSN SportsCentre on the big screens and Jacob Markstrom in net for the Panthers.

If you are in the hood, come on by. Don't cost nothin. If you are far away, stick around. LIVE! coverage throughout the afternoon.

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Again, that don't cost nothin either.

-- Markstrom gives up his first goal as a Panther (not really) as Chris Mueller knocks one through at 5:19 of the first. Preds have now outscored the Panthers 6-0 in this rookie series.

-- Ryan "Ain't Nothin' But A" Thang puts the Preds up 2-0 in the first period, scoring at 15:30 of the first. Almost this entire first period has been played in the Florida zone.

-- Also, Brady Calla in for Chris Clackson today...

-- Just as I type that, Calla fills Clackson's role by fighting Michael Latta...

END ONE -- END ONE -- END ONE

Stats

Goals: NSH Chris Mueller (Mark Santorelli, Austin Watson) 5:19 1st; NSH Ryan Thang (Ryan Ellis, Taylor Beck) 15:30 1st

Shots: NSH 12, FLA 11

Goalies: NSH Anders Lindback 11-11; FLA Jacob Markstrom 10-12

PP: NSH 0-0; FLA 0-0

Pens: NSH Michael Latta (fight maj) 17:10; FLA Brady Callas (fight maj) 17:10

START SECOND -- START SECOND -- START SECOND

-- Preds make it 3-0 just 39 seconds into the period, Mueller bangs one in for his second goal of the night.

-- Gabriel Bourque makes it 4-0 for the Sabretooths...

END SECOND -- END SECOND -- END SECOND

Stats

Goals: NSH Chris Mueller (Mark Santorelli, Austin Watson) 5:19 1st; NSH Ryan Thang (Ryan Ellis, Taylor Beck) 15:30 1st; NSH Mueller (Roman Josi) :39 2nd; NSH Gabriel Bourque (Latta, Ryan Flynn) 5:59 2nd

Shots: NSH 30, FLA 23

Goalies: NSH Anders Lindback 21-21; NSH Chet Pickard 2-2; FLA Jacob Markstrom 26-30

PP: NSH 0-1; FLA 0-0

Pens: NSH Michael Latta (fight maj) 17:10; FLA Brady Callas (fight maj) 17:10; FLA Erik Gudbranson (trip) 10:52 2nd; FLA Gudbranson (fight maj) 19:54 2nd; NSH Blake Geoffrion (fight maj) 19:54

THIRD -- THIRD -- THIRD

-- Taylor Beck drives in on Markstrom, slides puck through...Preds lead 5-0 midway through the third...third goal in this series for Beck; he had two last night...

-- Got to hear Mitch's 'Panthersssss..." goal call for the first time as Corey Durocher breaks the scoreless streak for the Cats as he knocks in a puck....Only a few minutes left in this one...

STATS WHEN I GET THEM -- FOR THOSE WHO CARE

-- Panthers also lose five-shot bonus shootout 2-0....goals from NSH: Roman Josi and Bourque....

Comments

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Sounds like it's going to be just like yesterday.

How is Markstrom looking?

What are the lineups?

Our rookies are just like our veterans :D...

Wow, are their rookies that good or are we that bad, GR? Maybe both?

wow...can we at least score a goal

Ay buzz about Ballards comments that most players hate PD and his shouting matches???

Wow Ag where did u read that???

Ballard didn't make the comment per se, the reporter insinuated it from Ballard's comments.

10-1 in two games. And they are saying our Depth is good now???? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA THIS ORGANIZATION IS A JOKE, EVEN THE KIDS CAN'T SCORE AGAINST THE OTHER TEAMS KIDS.

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

Markstrom wow he's good!

I can't wait to see Weiss/Booth/Frolik and the rest of the bums play this season.

10 YEARS AND COUNTING FELLAS!!! NOTHING TO BE PROUD OF, GLAD TO SEE THE OWNERS AND COACHES HAVING A GOOD TIME THO.

BUILDING OUR D FIRST?

10 GOALS TO 1 ISN'T EXACTLY BUILDING D.


NEW GAME PLAN, HOW ABOUT WE GET SOME SCORING!!!!!! THANKS.


BURE 2000 SCORER, SNIPER, FEARED! = PLAYOFFS!

AFTER BURE - NO ONE TO FEAR ON OFFENSE = A TEAM THAT HASN'T MADE THE PLAYOFFS SINCE BURE.

Don't think it is as bad as written. I'm sure PDB rubs some guys the wrong way....name a coach who doesn't...anyway, check back later...got some good stuff from pete on the subject...

I guess the rookies received Yormark's memo,

The rookies came to play, Nashville came to win.

10-1 in two games is amazing for what the panthers are advertising

If the players are tired of PDR ranting then Tallon needs to show them the door, this team hasn't been good in 10 years and no they don't need a Bure, they do need scoring but they need someone that shows up and has some pride and wants to win and is willing to work hard to win, the country club attitude has to end

Clean out the rest of the bums if the comments are correct

Thx for inquiring GR, cant wait for his smirky response; we have been horrific since the Boynton incident; coincidnence? ....

..."It's hard to know for sure why this (the trade) came about but certainly one of the contributing factors may have been the screaming match, or matches, he had with Florida coach Peter DeBoer during their closed-door meetings that became so bellicose last year.

The Panther players are quick to let everyone know, of course, because DeBoer is extremely unpopular with most of the Florida players because he largely treats them like juniors.

This year, he's expected to modify that approach significantly, given he has a new general manager in Dale Tallon at the helm, and as most coaches know, when the GM that hired you is gone, you're sometimes not on such solid ground.

But as the story goes, Ballard was one of the guys who decided he'd taken enough and wasn't going to put up with much more, at least not without letting his feelings be known."

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Ballard+good+pickup+bring+earplugs/3526424/story.html#ixzz0zivSM9Za

He wasn't snarky at all...

Gotcha GR. i didnt mean snarky, I'm referring to the coy little smile he had on his face loss after loss; probably just my read.

But this is bad George. If Ballard, a well respected vet, had to be traded as the result of the inexperience of the coach and his ability to handle developed NHL players, we will have ongoing issues keeping players we wish to and attracting others. Just my humble opinion. been wrong before, ask my wife.

sthsd1...Ballard is the furthest thing froma bum my man.

That's just it...he wasn't traded because of that...he was traded because of his big contract...still working the story..will be up by 7

Thanks again GR for being all over this!!

we need to tank!!! we need to get larson

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