When the season started, the one thing we all knew was the Panthers needed to continue feasting on the Detroit Red Wings if they hoped to make the playoffs.
Although Detroit beat Florida twice in 2021, in an eight-game series, that’s not too bad.
On Thursday night, the Panthers put a big fat bow on their season series with Detroit, taking their sixth of eight with a 3-2 OT win at BB&T Center.
It was Florida’s fourth consecutive win as the Panthers remained tied with Tampa Bay for first place in the Central Division with 52 points each.
But, as usually is the case when Thomas Greiss is in net, this one did not come easily.
”It,” Joel Quenneville said, “was a tough game.”