The Florida Panthers hit the quarter mark of their 2021 NHL season in first place in their division. If one were to offer a grade on this season, so far, it has to be an A-plus.
There just has not been much to complain about as the Panthers are exceeding just about everyone’s expectations.
Perhaps even their own.
On Wednesday night, the Panthers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime, improving their record to 10-2-2, putting them atop the Central Division and giving them their best start in the franchise’s history.
The Panthers will go into Friday’s game in Detroit the top team in their division with 25 percent of their season complete.