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The Florida Panthers Now Face Elimination

from Dave Hyde of the Sun-Sentinel,

One goal. That’s it. That’s all the Florida Panthers scored again. Just one. There’s no need to belabor the point by now, especially since it’s just one lonely point.

The record-setting Panthers scored one goal in only three of 82 regular-season games.

They’ve now scored one in all three losses to Tampa Bay this playoff series after Sunday’s 5-1 loss in Game 3.

Frustrated? Sure, that was evident by their play, as well as their words afterward. But maybe they’re exposed, too, as a pretty team that lacks enough blue-collar grit in the playoffs.

“They have more will and more desire than we do,’’ Panthers coach Andrew Brunette said after the loss. “It shows if you watch the game, shift after shift right now. We need to dial it in deeper and harder and want it more.”

That’s the kind of thing you don’t expect to hear from the team that had just lost the opening two games of this series at home. You expected frenzied desperation, unbridled passion.

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Below are the game highlights.

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Frustrated? Sure, that was evident by their play, as well as their words afterward. But maybe they’re exposed, too, as a pretty team that lacks enough blue-collar grit in the playoffs.

Methinks the price for Tyler Bertuzzi just went up.

Posted by exor54 on 05/23/22 at 07:55 AM ET

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If they get eliminated swiftly - this will be a lesson learned by a somewhat young team.  The Panthers have been pathetic.  This year’s Islanders would have been a much stronger opponent.  The BOB is not getting it done.  We saw him with CBJ and if THAT Bob was in nets - things might be different, but OTOH, is it BOB or the Florida D ? 

Sometimes you have to fail spectacularly in order to succeed later on. 

I am a big Barkov fan, but he has to watch how McDavid is playing and go out there and just refuse to be contained.  I think the Panthers have been a little unlucky too. 

Special Team dominance is how they can win.  Gotta tighten up on the PK and maybe dress Jumbo and put him on PP? 

But with all this - I would bring in Barry Trotz and fire Andrew Burnette. I think FLA is a immensely talented team.  But their lack of urgency and structure (compared to TB) is on the coach.

Posted by Kaszycki and his Krew on 05/23/22 at 10:43 AM ET

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Sometimes you have to fail spectacularly in order to succeed later on. 

Something the Wings learned against NJD in the ‘95 SCFs.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 05/24/22 at 01:20 AM ET

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