First, the Florida Panthers made it to the NHL playoffs for the first time in a dozen years. Now, they do it as division champs, a win against the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night giving the Cats their first division title in team history.
The last time the Florida Panthers made the playoffs, you could buy gas in South Florida for a buck and a half a gallon and the team’s home ice was in Overtown, not west Broward. But at last, the Panthers are back in the Playoffs, and tickets went on sale Saturday.
The Florida Panthers were all set to break out the champagne and celebrate the team’s first playoff berth in more than a decade, then the Winnipeg Jets finally showed up for Tuesday’s game and put the celebration on ice.
The New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 6-1 on Sunday night for as comprehensive-looking a win as New York has enjoyed all season.
The Miami Marlins need starting pitching, and they may address that in a big way with Mark Buehrle; who the Fish are pursuing hard heading into the baseball winter meetings.
Florida’s Tomas Fleischmann went for a postgame medical evaluation after taking an elbow to the head Wednesday night. That left Panthers teammates to discuss his clutch performance.
In one of the most exciting World Series games of all-time, the St. Louis Cardinals, down to their final strike in both the ninth and 10th innings, forced a decisive Game 7 when David Freese capped a game for the ages with a walk-off home run to center field.
Professional athletes often purport that they play for their team’s faithful fan base, above all else. And almost as frequently, for right or for wrong, someone will sigh in response.
Thanks largely to Tomas Vokoun, the Florida Panthers returned to .500 for the first time in six weeks.