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The Florida Panthers raise their sticks at center ice to acknowledge the fans after they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs at the BB&T Center on December 28, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Maple Leafs 6-4. (Source: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Top 5 Reasons The Florida Panthers Will Make The Playoffs

The Florida Panthers are in the midst of one of their best seasons this millennium.

01/08/2015

Scottie Upshall #19 of the Florida Panthers celebrates after scoring the final goal of the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the BB&T Center on December 28, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Maple Leafs 6-4. (Source: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Panthers Rally For 6-4 Victory Over Maple Leafs

Brad Boyes and the resilient Florida Panthers put together a big rally against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night.

CBS Miami–12/28/2014

Scottie Upshall #19 of the Florida Panthers skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 6, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Florida Snaps Detroit’s Win Streak, 4-3

Sean Bergenheim and the Florida Panthers ended Detroit’s four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night.

12/02/2014

Willie Mitchell #33 of the Florida Panthers skates with the puck behind the Calgary Flames net during first period action at the BB&T Center on November 8, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida.(Source: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Panthers Continue Road Trip Against Defending Champ Kings

The Florida Panthers are becoming one of the more well-rounded teams in the NHL.

11/18/2014

Scottie Upshall #19 of the Florida Panthers is congratulated by teammates after scoring a first period goal against the Calgary Flames at the BB&T Center on November 8, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Source: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Panthers Wrap Up Homestand Against Streaking Islanders

The Florida Panthers will be facing a team that has been winning games with a similar formula to what they’ve been using in Sunrise this season.

11/14/2014

Derek MacKenzie of the Florida Panthers scored his second goal of the season on Tuesday night against the San Jose Shark.  The Panthers beat the Sharks 4-1. (Source: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Barkov Scores, Luongo Sharp In Net As Panthers Defeat Sharks

Aleksander Barkov scored and Roberto Luongo made 21 saves as the Florida Panthers beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

11/11/2014

Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad has been one of the leagues top rookies so far this season.  (Source: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Panthers Look To Snap Losing Streak Against Visiting Sharks

While the Florida Panthers are enjoying their longest homestand of the season (three games), the San Jose Sharks are in the midst of a tough stretch of games on the road.

11/11/2014

Roberto Luongo #1 of the Florida Panthers looks on during a game against the Arizona Coyotes at BB&T Center on October 30, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Marchand Lifts Bruins Past Panthers, 2-1 In OT

Brad Marchand scored 3:27 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to their ninth straight win over the Florida Panthers, 2-1 on Tuesday night.

11/04/2014

(Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Roberto Luongo, Panthers Edge Flyers 2-1

Roberto Luongo made 36 saves, rookie Aaron Ekblad scored his first NHL goal and the Florida Panthers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Saturday night.

11/01/2014

Roberto Luongo #1 of the Florida Panthers during a preseason game at American Airlines Center on September 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.  (Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Panthers Open Season With Matchup Against Tampa Bay

Steven Stamkos was playing some of his best hockey for the first-place Tampa Bay Lightning when a broken leg in mid-November sidelined him for the next 45 games and the Olympics.

10/09/2014

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