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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

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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