The Florida Panthers again failed to win the opening game of a postgame series as they lost 2-1 to the New York Islanders in Game 1 of their best-of-five Stanley Cup qualifier on Saturday afternoon.
You have to go back 23 years to find the last time Florida won a Game 1 of a postgame series.
In 1997, the Panthers trounced the Rangers 3-0 at Miami Arena before dropping the next four.
Since then, the Panthers have gone 0-4 in Game 1s including Saturday’s loss in the qualifier.
Game 2 is Tuesday at noon.