The old Panthers would have wilted, but this team fought back, and a quick transition at their blue line led to a 3-on-2 the other way and Evgeny Dadonov snapped a wicked wrister past Bryzgalov to draw Florida back within a goal.
Didn't pay off in the win column, but still an intriguing game from start to finish. With another two or three minutes - and the absence of a certain penalty-shot marker by Matt Read - who knows? Regardless: off to Dallas...
PHI @ FLA game highlights above. Got to expect a bundle of video sessions and power-play scrimmages before the Cats face Dallas (22P) on Tuesday.
Why last night rocked:
Vancouver over the Isles (11P), 4-1
Why last night jonesed:
There was that home-loss thing courtesy of the Flyers...
Why tonight matters:
Philadelphia (21P) at Carolina (15P)
Tampa Bay (18P) at Winnipeg (13P)
Buffalo (20P) at Montreal (16P)
Also: NHL All-Star Game voting has begun.