José (Jo-say) Theodore (Thee-uh-dore) was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1994 and played with them until March of 2006, winning the Hart and Vezina Trophies in 2002. He spent two and a half seasons with the Colorado Avalanche. José signed with the Washington Capitals in July 2008 where he played the next two seasons. He was awarded the Masterton Trophy in 2010. He played the 2010-11 season with the Minnesota Wild, and then played 2 seasons with the Florida Panthers.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Gameday, GAME 7!! Panthers vs. Devils, L 3-2 in 2OT
José had a "healthy" workout on the ice during morning skate and "looked good." He was in the "starter's net." We'll see what happens.
After one period the Panthers trail 1-0. Unfortunately the first shot on goal went in against José less than 2 minutes into the period. He stopped all the other 8 shots he faced. That first looked to be a deflection. :( At least the Panthers are getting more shots on goal than last game so hopefully they'll eventually start going in the net.
We're going to OT, folks!! The Panthers were down 2-0 going into the 3rd but got 2 goals!! One with less than 5 minutes left in the game. Wow, my heart has stopped!!
José had some big saves in that period. He's holding down the fort for them, let's just hope the Panthers get a score and fast in OT. I can't handle a long OT. I will be dead for sure. Haha.
The D and the goalies stood strong, and it's now going into a 2nd OT. I want this win so badly for José!!! He deserves it so much.
Unfortunately the Panthers didn't pull this one out, so their season is over. They lost in the 2nd OT after a turnover squeaked between José's legs. But what a great game he had, and what a great season. He ended up saving 33 of 36 shots. I'll write more tomorrow. I'm drained and sad.