If you can stop a hockey puck, the Florida Panthers desperately need to talk to you. The Panthers went to Washington hoping to right the ship, but instead were blown off the ice by the Washington Capitals, 7-1.
With growing confidence, the Washington Capitals are playing some of their best hockey of the season.
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.
The Florida Panthers gave fans everything they could ask for during Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Capitals.
So far this season very little has gone right for the Washington Capitals.
Very little has gone right for the NHL-worst Washington Capitals, who failed to keep up again their last time out.
The Florida Panthers came into the lockout-shortened 2013 season hoping to duplicate last season’s successful playoff run. But through six games of the season, the only thing colder than the ice the Panthers skate on has been the Panthers’ scoring.
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 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.
There are seven teams in the four major professional sports that haven’t been to the playoffs in the last decade. That list could shrink to six teams if the Florida Panthers beat the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night.