It would have been easy for the Panthers to sit Jose Theodore on Friday against the Penguins. It was, after all, Florida's second game on consecutive nights with a third game coming Sunday.

Coach Kevin Dineen instead went back to Theodore, lifting any perceived blame for the 5-0 loss in Philadelphia off his starting goalie's shoulders in the process. Theodore further entrenched his spot as the starter, holding the high-scoring Penguins to just one goal in a 2-1 shootout loss in Pittsburgh. It was the first time Theodore started on consecutive nights this season.