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TIMMY'S BACK IN VANCOUVER: Panthers Trying to Break Losing Streak

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VANCOUVER -- Panthers coach Peter Horachek opened Tuesday's morning skate by reminding his team that the Florida Panthers had never won a game in this building.

"I have,'' goalie Tim Thomas responded, drawing laughs from Horachek and his teammates.

Thomas, obviously, knows how it feels to win at Rogers Arena as he beat the Canucks in Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals here. Before Monday's workout, Thomas hadn't been back.

Florida came into Tuesday's game with no wins in 11 games (five ties) at Vancouver's GM Place/Rogers Arena. The Panthers lone Vancouver win came in their first visit during their expansion year of 1993-94 and came at the Canucks' former home, the Pacific Coliseum.

-- Mike Weaver was declared out of Tuesday's game after missing the morning skate because of his illness. Weaver also missed Saturday's game at Colorado. Scott Gomez (groin) and Sean Bergenheim were also out of the lineup.


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