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Rapid Fire: The Final Four, Panthers Style

Saturday, 03.31.2012 / 3:18 PM ET / Rapid Fire
By Bill Lindsay  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Rapid Fire: The Final Four, Panthers Style
Welcome to Rapid Fire. Panthers broadcasters Steve Goldstein and Bill Lindsay will hit five different thoughts on a daily rotating basis. It's up to them as far as what topics they want to talk about as teams, and more specifically the Panthers, make a push towards the playoffs and the Stanley Cup.


With the Panthers having just four games left on the schedule, Bill Lindsay takes a look at the five things the team has to do over those final games..

1. Find Some Energy: It has been a tough stretch with a very busy schedule but that happens when an 82 game schedule is packed into five and a half months. The players have to dig deep and find what ever gas they have left in the tank. Let it all hang out. The Panthers have to find a way. Anyway, anyhow. No excuses.

2. Believe:  This is a good team and they have proven that throughout the season. It's  been pretty much the same personnel the entire season. They have to believe in their abilities and trust in each other.

3. Veteran Leadership: The veterans have to provide the leadership. The Cats have a lot of players with Stanley Cup rings and a lot of NHL experience. They have been in tough spots before and have gotten the job done. It's crunch time and its time for the leaders to lead.

4. Power Play: The power play has to generate offense. The Panthers are having trouble scoring goals and have been for most of the sesaon so when they get the man advantage, they have to look to capitalize.

5. Playing To Potential: They need everyone to play to their potential. The Panthers are an average team when they only have five or six players going. They need the whole team on board and pulling on the rope and in the same direction.

Author: Bill Lindsay | FloridaPanthers.com

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 73 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jagr 71 15 26 -2 41
J. Jokinen 75 8 33 -2 41
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 75 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 66 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 65 14 17 -1 31
B. Campbell 76 3 22 2 25
B. Pirri 43 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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