Winning the President’s Trophy for achieving the best regular-season record in the NHL was nice, but as the playoffs open, the Panthers have their sights set on something even better.
It’s Stanley Cup or bust.
“We still have our eyes on a bigger prize, and this group has been really good at just kind of keeping it day to day,” Panthers interim coach Andrew Brunette said.
The Panthers host the Washington Capitals on Monday in the first game of the best-of-seven series.
Florida wants to become the NHL’s first No. 1 overall seed to win the Cup since Chicago in 2013.
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