Clem­mensen helps Pan­thers pull out shootout win

The Pak Banker - - International3 -

GLEN­DALE: Michael Fro­lik scored in reg­u­la­tion and the fifth round of a shootout, and backup goalie Scott Clem­mensen stopped 40 shots to lift the Florida Pan­thers to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coy­otes Satur­day night.

Fro­lik scored in the sec­ond pe­riod, then squeezed a shot be­tween the pads of Ilya Bryz­galov in the shootout af­ter Clem­mensen stopped Lauri Kor­pikoski at the other end. Clem­mensen stopped two other shots in the shootout in his first start in place of To­mas Vok­oun this sea­son to help Florida pull out a tough win af­ter los­ing five of its pre­vi­ous six.

Martin Han­zal scored his sev­enth goal in reg­u­la­tion and Bryz­galov made 36 saves, but Phoenix failed to score on its fi­nal two chances in the shootout for its third loss in four games.

Clem­mensen did his best to keep this one close against a flurry of good chances early by Phoenix. He stuffed Tay­lor Py­att's one-timer from just out­side the crease in the open­ing min­utes and made sev­eral other close-range saves in the first pe­riod. He also stopped a 2-on1 break­away by Keith Yan­dle on a short-handed chance in over­time. -Ap

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