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Play Of The Week: 12.20.10 - 12.26.10, 12.27.10 - 01.02.11

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Welcome to the Panthers "Play Of The Week". Here fans can vote for the top moment in the 2010-11 season on a week to week basis. At the end of the season, we'll have our Top Play vote based on the top plays throughout the season.


Each week, floridapanthers.com will select the top highlights; including goals, saves and hits for you to vote on. Plus it's just another chance to see the best plays in one spot from the week past.

Take a look at the nominees below and choose the one that you think should merit "Top Play Of The Week".

*Notice - Plays are listed in chronological order and are not ranked by floridapanthers.com.

WEEK 10 WINNER (Dec. 13 - Dec. 19): Double Drop Power Play Goal (29.3%) Watch It Here
WEEK 9 WINNER (Dec. 6 - Dec. 12): Weiss Wins It In Overtime (34.4%) Watch It Here
WEEK 8 WINNER (Nov. 29 - Dec. 5): Booth Ends His Drought (27.6%) Watch It Here
WEEK 7 WINNER (Nov. 22 - Nov. 28): Matthias' Spinning Shot (34.2%) Watch It Here
WEEK 6 WINNER (Nov. 15 - Nov. 21): Santorelli Picks The Corner (35.8%) Watch It Here
WEEK 5 WINNER (Nov. 8 - Nov. 14): Matthias' Breakaway Tally (33.3%) Watch It Here
WEEK 4 WINNER (Nov. 1 - Nov. 7): Booth's One Man Show (30.0%) Watch It Here
WEEK 3 WINNER (Oct. 25 - Oct. 31): Booth's Penalty Shot Winner (44.1%) Watch It Here
WEEK 2 WINNER (Oct. 18 - Oct. 24): Dvorak's Open Net Winner (26.5%) Watch It Here
WEEK 1 WINNER (Oct. 10 - Oct. 17): Booth & Olesz' Two On One Rush (34.7%) Watch It Here
With time winding down in the opening period, rookie winger Evgeny Dadonov gets behind the Flyers defense and then makes a nice move on Russian netminder Sergei Bobrovsky before sliding the puck past him with 44 ticks to play.

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Putting pressure on the Flyers defense, Steve Bernier takes the puck and feeds Mike Santorelli who is all alone in front of the net and buries the pass to make it 4-0 13:12 into the second.

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Down 1-0, Stephen Weiss picks up the puck just outside the Penguins blue line and after taking several strides fires one far side on Brent Johnson to tie the score 2:43 into the first period.

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Trailing 2-1, Tomas Vokoun keeps just the way it is as he stops Aaron Asham on the rush and then Craig Adams not once but twice on the rebound .

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Working the pass perfectly, Bryan McCabe finds Michael Frolik who in turn finds Stephen Weiss for the 5-on-3 power play goal, giving the Panthers a 2-0 lead 12:10 into the first against Buffalo. 

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After giving up a 3-0 lead and allowing the Sabres to tie it, Jason Garrison makes sure Florida grabs the two points as his end-to-end rush finishes off with a fake pass to David Booth before beating Ryan Miller for the game-winner with 7:07 left to play in the third.

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Looking for the tying goal with two extra men (power play, goaltender pulled) Buffalo's Drew Staffors can't find the equalizer with 39 seconds left as Tomas Vokoun is there to stop his point blank shot.

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Stealing the puck in the Boston zone, David Booth turns and then fires a shot off the post and past Tim Thomas to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead 1:02 into the second period.

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Knotted at one, Boston looks to take the lead on a rush as David Krejci sends a cross ice feed to Michael Ryder. Scott Clemmensen reads the play perfectly and gets over to deny the winger with 6:42 left in the second.

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With Florida and Boston changing chances off of rushes in overtime, Scott Clemmensen has to come up big with 45 seconds to play in the extra session. Blake Wheeler sets up David Krejci off a nice saucer pass but Clemmensen is there to deny the Bruin.

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Already up 1-0 against Montreal, Dmitry Kulikov doubles it 2:13 into the second period as his shot from the point deflects in off a stick and past former Panther Alex Auld.

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With the clock running down (3:22) in regulation, Tomas Vokoun has to be on his toes, stopping three different Habs chances, including shots on captain Brian Gionta on the rush and James Wisniewski from the point. 

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Sneaking down from his defensive position, Dan Girardi gets a great opportunity to put the Rangers on the board but Tomas Vokoun is in the perfect position to deny the Ranger 13:05 into the second period.

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Brandon Prust finds himself all alone after a turnover in the Panthers zone but he is foiled by Tomas Vokoun 5:07 into the third, keeping the Panthers up 1-0 in the game.

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A great individual play by Chris Higgins as he first steals the puck in the defensive zone then works his way up the ice in a two-on-one with Michael Frolik. The forward fakes the pass, does a toe drag around the defenseman and then fires it past Martin Biron to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead 8:50 into the third period.

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