Vernon Leads 2nd-seeded ’99-’00 Panthers Over 6th-seeded ’08-’09 Panthers in Six Games

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The ’99-’00 Panthers are headed to the Final of the 2015 Florida Panthers Qualifying Tournament with Mike Vernon providing some good play in net. (via boards.sportslogos.net)

It was the 6th-seeded ’08-’09 Panthers that got off to a better start with a 4-3 win in Game 1. Radek Dvorak posted two goals and one assist and Nathan Horton potted two goals himself as they led the ’08-’09 Panthers to the win. The 2nd-seeded ’99-’00 Panthers then got on the board in the series with a 4-2 win in Game 2. Pavel Bure scored twice to lead them to a 4-2 win. Then, in Game 3, with the game tied 1-1 after two periods, Bure scored at the 12:08 mark of the third to give the ’99-’00 Panthers a 2-1 lead, which would be the final. The ’99-’00 Panthers then took Game 4 by a score of 3-2 as they scored one goal in each period while defenseman Bret Hedican scored the game-winner nearly halfway through the third. The ’08-’09 Panthers, now facing elimination, won Game 5 by a score of 3-1 with David Booth accounting for two of their goals. However, the ’08-’09 Panthers did not stave off elimination any longer than that with the ’99-’00 Panthers winning Game 6 by a score of 4-2. Mark Parrish and Mike Sillinger led them to that win in Game 6 as they both posted a goal and two assists. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Panthers 3 0 1 4
’99-’00 Panthers 2 1 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 FLA – 4   ’99-’00 FLA – 3   (1-0   ’08-’09 FLA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Radek Dvorak (’08-’09 FLA) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +3   5 S

2nd Star: C – Nathan Horton (’08-’09 FLA) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   -1   7 S

3rd Star: D – Jay Bouwmeester (’08-’09 FLA) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +1   7 S   4 PIM

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Panthers 0 1 0 1
’99-’00 Panthers 1 1 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’99-’00 FLA – 4   ’08-’09 FLA – 1   (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Pavel Bure (’99-’00 FLA) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +4   6 S

2nd Star: LW – Ray Whitney (’99-’00 FLA) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +4   2 S

3rd Star: C – Viktor Kozlov (’99-’00 FLA) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +4   3 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’99-’00 Panthers 0 1 1 2
’08-’09 Panthers 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’99-’00 FLA – 2   ’08-’09 FLA – 1   (2-1   ’99-’00 FLA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Mike Vernon (’99-’00 FLA) – W   1.00 GAA   .980 SV% (48 SV’s)

2nd Star: RW – Pavel Bure (’99-’00 FLA) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   2 S

3rd Star: D – Bryan McCabe (’99-’00 FLA) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   1 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’99-’00 Panthers 1 1 1 3
’08-’09 Panthers 0 2 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’99-’00 FLA – 3   ’08-’09 FLA – 2   (3-1   ’99-’00 FLA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Mike Vernon (’99-’00 FLA) – W   2.00 GAA   .949 SV% (37 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’08-’09 FLA) – L   3.00 GAA   .927 SV% (38 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – Robert Svehla (’99-’00 FLA) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +1   6 S   2 PIM

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Panthers 0 2 1 3
’99-’00 Panthers 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 FLA – 3   ’99-’00 FLA – 1   (3-2   ’99-’00 FLA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – David Booth (’08-’09 FLA) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   11 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: G – Mike Vernon (’99-’00 FLA) – L   3.00 GAA   .933 SV% (42 SV’s)

3rd Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’08-’09 FLA) – W   1.00 GAA   .970 SV% (32 SV’s)

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’99-’00 Panthers 2 1 1 4
’08-’09 Panthers 0 1 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’99-’00 FLA – 4   ’08-’09 FLA – 2   (4-2   ’99-’00 FLA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Mark Parrish (’99-’00 FLA) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   2 S

2nd Star: C – Mike Sillinger (’99-’00 FLA) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   7 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: RW – Radek Dvorak (’08-’09 FLA) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   3 S

So, the Final of the 2015 Florida Panthers Qualifying Tournament will be the 2nd-seeded ’99-’00 Panthers against the 5th-seeded ’93-’94 Panthers!

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