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Rapid Fire: The Final Four, Panthers Style

Saturday, 03.31.2012 / 3:18 PM / 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 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 TOR 49 22 23 4 143 152 48
11 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 45 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 45 6 21 5 27
J. Huberdeau 42 8 17 1 25
J. Jokinen 44 4 21 -2 25
B. Boyes 43 10 11 2 21
J. Hayes 37 13 7 -1 20
S. Bergenheim 34 7 9 1 16
A. Barkov 34 5 9 -5 14
T. Fleischmann 38 5 8 9 13
V. Trocheck 28 4 9 6 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 17 11 8 .920 2.43
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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