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FHN Today: Sad Days in Sunrise as Florida Panthers Struggle
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SUNRISE — There is no joy in Pantherland these days as the Florida Panthers look lost.
Well, not every night, but they certainly did not put up a very good showing in their past two losses to the Lightning on Saturday and Kraken on Sunday.
The Panthers hoped to bounce back on Sunday — only to watch the Kraken score 64 seconds in.
Then tied at 1 in the second, Andre Burakovsky scored not long after Eric Staal did and the Kraken would not give up the lead.
Sergei Bobrovsky, who was problematic last month, has been solid in net regardless of how bad his stats in the past two look.
There is still plenty of hockey left to be played and perhaps the Panthers are just tired from all the travel. Perhaps more guys are sick than are out of the lineup.
Regardless, this has not been a fun stretch for the team.
And everyone is ready to lash out.
So, have fun with that.
FLORIDA HOCKEY NOW
The Florida Panthers have now lost two consecutive games and three of their past four after losing to the Kraken on Sunday night.
— The Panthers have been getting a lot of help from the Charlotte Checkers as both Zac Dalpe and Chris Tierney have two goals since coming up.
— Miss any news about the Panthers this past week? Check out the FHN Panthers Wrap for everything about the Cats you would need.
Oh, did you know the Panthers are 30 years old now?
Man, time flies.
— A lot of video from Sunday night on the FHN YouTube Channel including postgame reactions from Paul Maurice, Eric Staal, Sergei Bobrovsky and Matt Kiersted.
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NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Morgan Frost had himself a night for the Philadelphia Flyers but it was not enough as they lost in overtime to the Coyotes in Tempe.
— Sidney Crosby for the Hart?
— Don’t look now, but the Washington Capitals have won four straight.
— The Boston Bruins got a measure of revenge against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday.
— We don’t ask these questions in Sunrise, but which Colorado Avalanche players should get a statue?
PANTHERS ON DECK
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS AT FLORIDA PANTHERS
- When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
- Where: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise
- TV/Streaming: Bally Sports Florida; ESPN+
- Radio: WQAM 560-AM; WBZT 1230-AM (Palm Beach); WCTH 100.3-FM (Florida Keys); SiriusXM
- Panthers Radio Streaming: SiriusXM 932
- Season Series (Columbus leads 1-0): Blue Jackets 5, Panthers 3 (Nov. 20)
- Last season: Florida won 2-1
- All-time regular season series: Florida leads 19-16-10
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The ’96 team made it to the cup final and management at the time felt like they needed to get “grittier” so they traded Stu Barnes for Chris Wells… we had a good showing against the Isles in 2016 and thought we needed to be more “analytical” and traded away Gudbranson, Kulikov, et al… Last year we made it to second round but management felt like we had to play a more “grinding” style, so they traded Hunerdeau and Weegar for Tkachuk (i would make the trade all day) AND got rid of the entire coaching staff… does anyone see… Read more »
What good is a playoff style of hockey if it’s not even good enough to make it to the playoffs in the first place?? This system seems to stymie offense yet are no better defensively than they were last year. Five guys are on Pace to have career lows in points this year. For whatever reason, the guys just aren’t embracing this system. I ask you, what is the Panthers identity as a team? There has been zero consistency from this club, the effort level is all over the place on a night to night basis, and in my opinion… Read more »
the coach knows the game inside and out. the is that either his systems are bad or the coaching is bad or a combo of the two. this going like this will not make the playoffs.