The Marlins did it, the Dolphins did it and now the Florida Panthers are doing it.
The Florida Panthers entered the 2013 season full of hope. But between injuries and other problems, the Panthers finished with the worst record in hockey. Still, if it wasn’t for bad luck, the Panthers may not have any luck at all.
Martin St. Louis made history. The 37-year old Lightning center became the oldest player to win the league scoring title, finishing with a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay’s 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers in the season finale for two non-playoff teams on Saturday night.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have long been out of the Eastern Conference playoff race, but Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos are still in a race of their own.
Derick Brassard and Rick Nash scored power-play goals in the opening 10 minutes, and Mats Zuccarello, Brassard and Brad Richards turned a tight game into a rout with goals 3:25 apart late in the third period of the New York Rangers’ 6-1 victory on Florida Panthers Thursday night.
No matter how many injured players they are missing, the Pittsburgh Penguins keep on winning.
Last year at this time, the Miami Marlins were the toast of Major League Baseball and South Florida was abuzz with hope the franchise had finally turned the proverbial corner into a true contender. Just a year later, despite one of the best stadiums in baseball, the Marlins are operating about as far under the radar as any team in Major League Baseball.
Ottawa coach Paul MacLean called this meeting with the Florida Panthers a “must win.” His team doesn’t usually have much trouble winning against them anyway.
The Washington Capitals resorted to a familiar formula against the Florida Panthers — find Alex Ovechkin and let him do the rest.
The Florida Panthers are looking to extend their season-best winning streak to four.