The Florida Panthers ended one of the longest playoff droughts in major North American sports Thursday night despite a 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals, who also earned a postseason bid to complete the eight-team field for the Eastern Conference.
The Florida Panthers were no match for the Nashville Predators who have found a winning combination mixing newly acquired players with their experienced veterans.
The Florida Panthers had two goals Tuesday night, beat the Washington Capitals and stay in first place in the Southeast Division. The only problem is they couldn’t do either one of them.
If you look at the calendar it says December 2011, but the Florida Panthers are playing the best hockey South Florida has seen since the mid-1990’s.
In the offseason, the Florida Panthers decided they didn’t need goalie Tomas Vokoun anymore. Tuesday night, Vokoun made the Panthers pay for that decision.
Tomas Vokoun blanked his former team with a 20-save performance, and the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 3-0 on Tuesday night to improve to 5-0, the best start in franchise history.
The Florida Panthers started the day more than $20 million below the NHL’s salary cap floor and when the clock struck noon, Panthers general manager Dale Tallon came out swinging to try to help rebuild the moribund franchise.
The Florida Panthers were hoping to build off some recent improving play when they took the ice against the Ottawa Senators Thursday night. Instead, the Panthers lost another close game, 2-1.
Todd Bertuzzi had two goals, including the tiebreaker with 7:32 remaining, to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
Dennis Wideman scored a power-play goal in overtime and the Florida Panthers beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Tuesday night to end a three-game losing streak.