SUNRISE, Fla. — A strong effort Friday night in his first appearance
of the season earned Florida Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom a second
consecutive start Sunday afternoon against the Boston Bruins.
Markstrom, who was called up from San Antonio of the AHL on Wednesday, stopped 37
of 40 shots in Friday's 3-1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The 23-year-old Swede, considered one of the top goalie prospects in
the NHL, appeared in eight games with the Panthers over the last two
seasons. He was 16-15-2 with a 2.65 GAA and a .920 save percentage
with San Antonio this season.
As was the case Friday night, Jose Theodore is serving as Markstrom's
backup against Boston, with Scott Clemmensen a healthy scratch.
Defenseman Filip Kuba and forward Alex Kovalev, celebrating his 40th
birthday, are the other Florida scratches.