’07-’08 Florida Panthers Advance to 2nd Round After Sweep of ’21-’22 Hamilton Tigers

Keith Ballard via miamiherald.com

Keith Ballard via miamiherald.com

The ’21-’22 Tigers kept games close, but the ’07-’08 Florida Panthers were the better team in this 1st Round matchup. Winger David Booth led the Panthers offensively with five goals and two assists for seven points. Defenseman Keith Ballard produced some solid offense from the blue line with one goal and five assists for six points. Tomas Vokoun was good enough in net, but nothing spectacular, posting a 2.25 GAA and a .906 SV%.

The best player for the Tigers was Hall of Fame center Joe Malone. He totaled five goals on 17 shots for five points. 9-year NHL veteran defenseman Leo Reise also had a good series with two goals and four assists for six points. Only center Mickey Roach and defenseman Goldie Prodger maintained a positive plus/minus rating for the series. Howard Lockhart posted a better save percentage than his Panthers counterpart in the series at .916% along with a 4.50 GAA.

Here are this series’ links:

Three Stars of the Series:

  1. FLA – D – Keith Ballard – 1 G   5 A   6 P   +5   10 S   6 Star Points
  2. FLA – LW – David Booth – 5 G   2 A   7 P   +7   24 S   3 Star Points
  3. FLA – RW – Richard Zednik – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +7   9 S   3 Star Points
  4. FLA – C – Michael Frolik – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +2   14 S   3 Star Points
  5. HAM – C – Joe Malone – 5 G   0 A   5 P   Even   17 S   3 Star Points

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#42 ‘21-’22 Tigers 2 0 0 2
#24 ‘07-’08 Panthers 3 1 2 6

GAME SUMMARY: FLA – 6   HAM – 2 (1-0 FLA)

1st Period:

  • FLA Goal: R. Zednik (1) assisted by N. Horton (1), D. Booth (1)
  • FLA Goal: G. Campbell (1) assisted by W. Belak (1), J. Cullimore (1)
  • HAM Goal: J. Malone (1) assisted by M. Roach (1), L. Reise (1)
  • HAM Goal: J. Malone (2) assisted by M. Roach (2), L. Reise (2)
  • FLA Goal: M. Frolik (1) assisted by C. Stillman (1)

2nd Period:

  • FLA Goal: M. Frolik (2) assisted by S. Eminger (1), C. Stillman (2)

3rd Period:

  • FLA Goal: D. Booth (1) assisted by J. Cullimore (2), N. Horton (2)
  • FLA Goal: D. Booth (2) assisted by K. Ballard (1)

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#42 ‘21-’22 Tigers 2 0 1 0 3
#24 ‘07-’08 Panthers 1 1 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY: FLA – 4   HAM – 3 (2-0 FLA)

1st Period:

  • HAM Goal: L. Reise (2) assisted by C. Wilson (1)
  • HAM Goal: J. Malone (3) assisted by L. Reise (3), C. Wilson (2)
  • FLA Goal: R. Zednik (2) assisted by N. Horton (3), D. Booth (2)

2nd Period:

  • FLA Goal: D. Booth (3) assisted by N. Boynton (1)

3rd Period:

  • HAM Goal: J. Malone (4) assisted by H. Mummery (1)
  • FLA Goal: N. Horton (1) assisted by R. Zednik (1), K. Ballard (2)

Overtime:

  • FLA Goal: R. Zednik (3)

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#24 ‘07-’08 Panthers 2 2 1 5
#42 ‘21-’22 Tigers 0 2 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:

1st Period:

  • FLA Goal: C. Stillman (1) assisted by M. Frolik (1)
  • FLA Goal: K. Ballard (1) assisted by S. Weiss (1)

2nd Period:

  • HAM Goal: J. Malone (5) assisted by L. Reise (4), A. Arbour (1)
  • HAM Goal: J. Matte (1) assisted by G. Prodgers (1)
  • FLA Goal: G. Campbell (2) assisted by S. Weiss (2), V. Peltonen (1)
  • FLA Goal: B. McCabe (1) assisted by S. Weiss (3), V. Peltonen (2)

3rd Period:

  • HAM Goal: L. Reise (2) assisted by C. Wilson (3), M. Roach (3)
  • FLA Goal: D. Booth (4) assisted by N. Horton (4)

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#24 ‘07-’08 Panthers 1 0 3 3
#42 ‘21-’22 Tigers 0 0 1 1

GAME SUMMARY: FLA – 3   HAM – 1 (4-0 FLA)

1st Period:

  • FLA Goal: C. Stillman (2) assisted by B. McCabe (1)

2nd Period:

3rd Period:

  • HAM Goal: G. Prodgers (1) assisted by C. Wilson (4), J. Matte (1)
  • FLA Goal: D. Booth (5) assisted by K. Ballard (4), J. Bouwmeester (1)
  • FLA Goal: M. Frolik (3) assisted by R. Dvorak (1), K. Ballard (5)

 

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