Well, it's a point.
Regardless of a somewhat slow progression up the Eastern conference ladder, Florida now has 51 of them.
That's the good news.
On the other end, the Panthers quickly allowed a one-goal lead to evaporate against Dwayne Roloson and his formerly putrid 5.10 GAA versus the Cats this season.
Blake Comeau tied the score at 11:39 of the second period, erasing Nathan Horton's 17th of the year just three minutes earlier.
The Cats had several strong stretches but faded as the game wore on. New York - conversely - grew stronger, particularly in the second frame with 16 SOG.
Tomas Vokoun, making his 194th consecutive start of the season, stopped 35 of 36 attempts, and remained sharp throughout. Seriously: what more can he do for this club?
Roloson finished with 33 saves.
Quick Notes: Dmitry Kulikov returned to the Florida lineup after a prolonged absence due to injury; he was pointless but "even" with 15:57 TOI. Dennis Seidenberg logged 30:49. You read that correctly. Shawn Matthias led all Panthers forwards with 4 SOG.
More to follow soon.