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 Buffalo Sabres are hoping a two-game winning streak is a sign of better things to come. Nathan Gerbe scored his first two goals of the season, Ryan Miller made 38 saves and the Sabres beat the struggling Florida Panthers 4-3 in a shootout Thursday night.
Benoit Pouliot scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-5 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday.
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.
Very little has gone right for the NHL-worst Washington Capitals, who failed to keep up again their last time out.
Blown out at home last month by the Flyers, the Florida Panthers would not be embarrassed twice. Jonathon Huberdeau and Peter Mueller both scored goals in a shootout to lead the Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday 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.
Not long after the Florida Panthers paid tribute to their past, Jonathan Huberdeau offered a glimpse of their future.
The Florida Panthers have only been in training camp since Monday, but with no preseason games; the team will hold a scrimmage Wednesday night to prepare for Saturday’s opening game against the Carolina Hurricanes.