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Vokoun Selected to 2008 All-Star Game

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Goaltender Tomas Vokoun (Getty Images)
Vokoun to Make Second Career All-Star Appearance


SUNRISE, Fla. – The National Hockey League announced today that Florida Panthers G Tomas Vokoun has been selected to play for the Eastern Conference at the 2008 NHL All-Star game, which will be played in Atlanta, GA on Sunday, Jan. 27.

TOMAS VOKOUN'S GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Vokoun, 31, ranks among the NHL leaders with 39 games played (3rd), 1,106 saves (2nd), 19 wins (7th) and three shutouts (T-6th). He will be making his second All-Star appearance after representing the Western Conference at the 2004 All-Star game, stopping eight of 12 shots in the second period.  Vokoun has played in 39 of the Panthers 44 games this season, making 30 or more saves on eight different occasions and 40 or more saves four times this season. He also has posted a 4-1 mark in shootouts this season, most recently leading the Panthers to a 3-2 shootout win over the Atlanta Thrashers last night.


Vokoun’s Season Statistics:
Season
GP
MIN
W
L
OT
GA
SA
SO
GAA
SV%
2007-08
39
2,241
19
17
2
99
1,205
3
2.65
.918

 
“It’s always a great honor to be selected to an all-star game among so many great players,” Vokoun said. “The first time I went to an All-Star Game I didn’t know what to expect and I was very excited. This time I have a good understanding of what’s going on and what it will be like.”

The Florida Panthers, who sit five points out of first place in the Southeast Division, host the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Fans who arrive early will be able to watch all the NFL divisional playoff action on the BankAtlantic Center’s numerous televisions that will air all the playoff games. Great tickets for Saturday night’s game can still be purchased by calling (954) 835-PUCK. 

The Florida Panthers 2007-08 season is presented by the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Home to more than 185 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center is consistently a top 20 United States venue according to Pollstar. The BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year and is also the home of the Sinatra Theatre presented by BankAtlantic and two monthly South Florida publications: Unrestricted and Panthers Insider.


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