Kevin Dineen didn’t need to yell and scream at Scott Clemmensen to get the message across. The Panthers weren’t happy with their goaltending situation and Dineen said he didn’t even meet with his struggling backup goaltender. Bringing in Jacob Markstrom, the Panthers’ hot-shot prospect, was probably better than any speech Dineen could have conjured up. On Thursday night, one day after Markstrom arrived from the minors, Clemmensen had by far his best outing of the season. Clemmensen stopped 32 shots and had a shutout going for 53 minutes before Philadelphia scored twice in the final minutes, the game’s decision already decided. “You wish you had that everyone had to play under those kind of situations sometimes,” Dineen said afterward. “Now you move forward. If performance isn’t there and someone is nipping at your heels, you don’t need a coach yelling at you for motivation. This really makes that part of the job easy for me.”
Florida Panthers’ Scott Clemmensen picks up his play
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