Riley Nash and Alexander Semin scored 87 seconds apart early in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 5-1 rout of the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
It looks as if Alexander Semin got the message. Semin scored two goals in the third period to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
The Carolina Hurricanes finally found their way to the top of the Southeast Division, and they did it with their first win of the season against a divisional opponent.
The Florida Panthers ended one of the longest playoff droughts in major North American sports Thursday night despite a 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals, who also earned a postseason bid to complete the eight-team field for the Eastern Conference.
Tomas Vokoun blanked his former team with a 20-save performance, and the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 3-0 on Tuesday night to improve to 5-0, the best start in franchise history.