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.
The Florida Panthers hockey team chose the perfect time to tie a streak not seen since 2008. Saturday’s victory over Buffalo gave the Panthers their fourth consecutive win, tying a 2008 streak, but more importantly, padded the team’s lead in the Southeast division.
With just more than a month to go in the NHL’s regular season, the Florida Panthers have positioned themselves to fight to the last game for the chance to win the Southeast Division title.
Coming off a three-game winning streak, all the Florida Panthers had to do Wednesday night was knock off the Ottawa Senators at the Bank Atlantic Center.