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Tlusty scores twice, Khudobin stops 35 shots to lead Hurricanes to 3-0 win over Panthers

Thursday, 03.27.2014 / 10:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Tlusty scores twice, Khudobin stops 35 shots to lead Hurricanes to 3-0 win over Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. - Jiri Tlusty scored twice and Anton Khudobin stopped 35 shots to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Khudobin recorded his first shutout this season and the third of his career. His last shutout was March 31, 2013, at Buffalo. Jeff Skinner also scored for the Hurricanes.

Dan Ellis started the second period in relief of Roberto Luongo and made 18 saves. Luongo left the game after the first period with an upper body injury sustained in a collision with Carolina's Radek Dvorak. The Panthers described it as a precautionary measure. Luongo stopped 11 of 12 shots.

Dvorak was assessed a game misconduct at 12:48 of the first when he crashed into Luongo and sent him into the net, knocking it off its moorings. Florida's Erik Gudbranson was assessed a roughing penalty for engaging Dvorak in retaliation.

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I had one really not-good game. I came back to the hotel and he [his father] was on Skype. My mother called first and said, 'Your father wants to talk to you.' So he moved my mother away, and he yelled at me for like 30 seconds. I understood him, and then he said, 'I'm done.' And he was gone. The next game I got my first shutout.

— Anton Khudobin recalls a fond memory, explains why he was so sharp in the Hurricanes' 3-0 win against the Capitals on Friday
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