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A Great Opening Night

from Mike Berardino of Sun Sentinel,

What more could you ask from a home opener?

Just look at all this one provided.

A near-capacity crowd of 18,352 at BankAtlantic Center, eager to see these new-look, red-clad Panthers.

Three solid, entertaining periods against their cross-state division rivals from Tampa Bay, Eastern Conference finalists last spring.

Excellence?

How about a strong bid (ultimately foiled) for a second shutout in three outings by new Panthers goaltender Jose Theodore?

Nostalgia?

Five-time NHL All-Star Ed Jovanovski supplied the opening goal in his first home game back with his original franchise after more than a dozen years in exile.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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