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VIDEO: Tomas Vokoun key to Florida Panthers success

This year’s installment of the Florida Panthers is a long way from the 1996 team that advanced to the Stanley Cup final. But one thing the two incarnations have in common is a reliable goaltender patrolling the crease. In 1996 it was John Vanbiesbrouck, today it is Czech native Tomas Vokoun.

Vokoun, who was acquired in a trade with Nashville on June 22, 2007, is trying to lead the Panthers back to the post-season for the first time since 2000. While the goalie market continues to become more unpredictable, Vokoun has had at least a .919 save percentage each year since the lockout and is again posting impressive totals.

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THN’s Ryan Kennedy caught up with the Panthers netminder as he settled into his fourth year with the Panthers.

REPORTER: Ryan Kennedy | EDITOR: Mark Gougeon | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper

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