The Panthers played 'desperate' late on the road. The goal now: Quicker starts

Miami Herald
The Panthers played 'desperate' late on the road. The goal now: Quicker starts
The Panthers played 'desperate' late on the road. The goal now: Quicker starts

Watch the Florida Panthers at work during the third periods over their just-finished three-game road trip, and see what they look like at their best. The final tally: A combined 6-1 scoring advantage in the final 20-minute period during those three contests. An offensive-minded attack. A team that looks the part. Ultimately, how the Panthers would like to be playing from start to finish. The problem? This surge, this heightened level of play, has occurred primarily after the Panthers put themselves into an early hole. They rallied from deficits against the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders to force overtime and eventually game-losing shootouts and scored five unanswered goals — including

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