The Florida Panthers had the opportunity to right the ship against an equally struggling Montreal Canadiens team Thursday night at the BB&T Center. Instead, solid goaltending and a quick score in overtime gave the Canadiens the victory in overtime, 1-0.
The Florida Panthers have dug themselves a deep hole to start the abbreviated 2013 season. The Panthers are just one point out of last place in the Eastern Conference, but just four points out of the final playoff spot.
After battling knee injuries for two seasons, Andrei Markov is playing like his old, dominant self. The veteran defenseman scored a pair of goals — his first in only 17 games played since Nov. 9, 2010 — as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Tuesday night.
The Florida Panthers don’t have any time to lick their wounds after getting destroyed by the Ottawa Senators Monday night. The Cats have traveled to Montreal for their third game in four days Tuesday night.
It was a special night for Stephen Weiss even before he scored twice. Weiss led the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 victory Sunday against the Montreal Canadiens after he was honored for becoming the franchise leader in games played.