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FITZPATRICK MAKES THE SAVE, 1993
Mark Fitzpatrick made a save during the first month of Panthers hockey in October 1993. Fitzpatrick started in goal for the first time on Oct. 19 (a 2-2 tie with the LA Kings) and went on to provide critical backup for John Vanbiesbrouck for several seasons, including during the 1996 Stanley Cup Playoffs run. Fitzpatrick […]
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FITZPATRICK’S GAME-USED GOALIE STICK, 1990s
Mark Fitzpatrick was one of the first Panthers goalies, coming to the team in the expansion draft. He appeared in two playoff games in 1996, serving as the backup to John Vanbiesbrouck.
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MARK FITZPATRICK LEG PADS, 1990s
Goalies need all the help they can get when it comes to protecting themselves from pucks. Leg pads are a vital part of their equipment, as they can be used to shield the player and the net.
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MARK FITZPATRICK PRACTICE JERSEY, 1990s
To keep game uniforms as well-preserved as possible, players have a different type of uniform for practice. Even the practice jerseys, such as this one worn by Mark Fitzpatrick, carry the Panthers logo.
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SUPERSTITIOUS MARK FITZPATRICK’S MASK
Mark Fitzpatrick joined the Panthers when the team was formed in 1993, presenting him with the chance to help set the tone for the team’s style. But for Fitzpatrick, his gear was about more than style. The superstitious netminder always removed his mask during the national anthem while playing home games, but would not remove […]
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