Tom Gilbert and Tomas Kopecky scored in the final three minutes, and the Florida Panthers topped the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win.
Jonathan Huberdeau is getting quite comfortable in Philadelphia. Huberdeau and Peter Mueller each had two goals to help the Florida Panthers snap a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Flyers on Thursday night.
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 will lift a division championship banner to the rafters soon, but if they are to hang another one and make it deeper into the playoffs it all may rest on the shoulders of a former top draft pick.
The Florida Panthers went into Boston Thursday night to play the defending Stanley Cup Champion Bruins and walked out tied for second place in the Eastern Conference after a shutout victory, 2-0.