After a dominating regular season where they had the NHL’s best record, the Panthers find themselves in a near must-win situation in their first-round playoff series against the Capitals.
Florida returns home Monday after losing 6-1 Saturday at Washington. The Panthers now trail the best-of-seven series 2-1 and they’re searching for answers.
“To me, frustration’s taken over, for some reason,” interim coach Andrew Brunette said. “When you get frustrated, it usually means you’re not working hard enough.
“Our compete has not been what it has been all year. It could be nerves. But we have to find a way.”
– Joe Henderson, Extensive Enterprises Media