The torrid Florida Panthers cooled off for at least a night Sunday, dropping an 8-4 decision to in-state rival Tampa Bay.
The home-ice loss snapped a franchise-record 13-game winning streak for the Panthers, but they still sit atop the NHL standings with a record of 57-16-6. They now head out on the road for the Panthers, who will close out their regular season with three games on the road.
“It would’ve been nice to finish on a high note at home, but unfortunately it didn’t happen tonight,” Panthers interim head coach Andrew Brunette said.
The playoffs will start next week.
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