CHICAGO - The Panthers hadn't scored a goal since 13:26 into Saturday's tilt with the New York Islanders. They were hoping for a reversal of luck and a chance to rebound after Tuesday's tough 1-0 loss in New York to the Rangers, but instead their scoreless drought continued as they fell 4-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Panthers have not scored in 133:34. Tomas Vokoun was on his game, stopping the first 21 shots against him, but the next 10 proved to be too much, as he allowed four of them to get behind him.
With a 1 goal lead, Chicago was not comfortable. They went into the intermission and third period with one goal. The came out and achieved that goal 46 seconds in. Patrick Kane started the rush with a defenseive end interception. He passed it to Towes down low, who found Viktor Stalberg on the other side of the crease. He wristed it past Vokoun's arm to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead.
They were not done yet. Keith has received the puck from Seabrook. He then passed it to Kane in the circle. He somehow got a wrister off before falling down. The puck appeared to take a funny hop and just somehow make its way into the net to make it 3-0. The Panthers were looking like this would not be their night. It was Kane's 25th at 12:04.
Tomas Kopecky who had a WIDE open net to score on, and he did just that. It was 4-0 and that was the final.
CAT BYTES: Corey Crawford was amazing in the game, stopping all 23 shots he faced. The Panthers continue their season-long 5 game road trip Friday in Buffalo when they take on the Sabres.
- Brent Seabrook (1 G 1 A)
- Jonathan Towes (0 G 2 A)
- Corey Crawford (W 23 SV)