Three-straight wins pushed the Carolina Hurricanes past Tampa Bay and into the division lead.
After a torrid start to the season that saw the Panthers sit near the top of the Eastern Conference, Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen had to feel better about his first season behind an NHL bench. Coming into the 2011-2012 season, the Panth..
The top three teams in the Southeast Division are now each one point apart from the next team down, with the Lightning not far behind. This tight seeding along with the tightness between seventh and tenth place in the Eastern Conference has made leading the division paramount for Southeast teams.