(SUNRISE, FL) – Hockey fans will be able to relive some of the most exciting moments of the 2000 – 2001 season by watching FLORIDA PANTHERS ENCORES this summer on Fox Sports Net Florida. The regional sports network announced today it would once again air a sampling of the best match ups from last Panthers season. The first of 12 encore presentations will air this Wednesday, July 4th at 12:00pm, revisiting the Panthers first-ever trip to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets.
Other highlights include Eastern Conference games against Boston, Atlanta, and Philadelphia with additional meetings with Los Angeles and Toronto. Each game telecast will air twice over the summer.
Fox Sports Net Florida’s PANTHERS ENCORES Schedule:
|Air Dates||Time||Opponent||Original Telecast|
|July 4||12:00pm||@ Columbus||November 17, 2000|
Recap: Trevor Kidd stops 30 shots to record his first shutout of the season, and the team kills off four straight minutes of power-play time to earn their second straight win.
|July 17||1:00pm||Boston||December 29, 2000|
Recap: Roberto Luongo stops all 24 Boston shots and sets a new club record for consecutive scoreless minutes played. head coach Marcus Nilson, Ray Whitney, and Pavel Bure score in Duane Sutter’s first game as.
|August 1||12:00pm||@ Los Angeles||January 4, 2001|
Recap: Trevor Kidd stands on his head to stop 46 of 49 shots, while Ray Whitney and Viktor Kozlov both score third period power-play goals, helping to give the Cats their first victory over the Kings since the 96 – 97 season.
|August 14||12:00pm||@ Atlanta||Feburary 10, 2001|
Recap: Right Wing Pavel Bure sets a new club record by scoring five points and registering 14 shots on goal. He ties his own club record by scoring four goals for his seventh hat trick as a Panther.
|*September||TBD||@ Toronto||March 21, 2001|
Recap: The Russian Rocket flies high, breaking his own team record by scoring a goal in his sixth consecutive game. This is the first club win in Toronto since 1995.
|*September||TBD||@ Philadelphia||April 3, 2001|
Recap: The Cats extend their unbeaten streak to five games with a come-from-behind victory over Philly. Pavel Bure sets a new franchise record with his 59th goal of the season on a short-handed breakaway.
*Check local listings for exact dates and times.
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