Stanley Cup Notebook: Florida Panthers have flipped NHL script to be here
LAS VEGAS – The Florida Panthers nearly followed the script everyone expected.
They fell behind 3-1 in their first-round series against the Boston Bruins, they were about to be buried by the best regular season team in NHL history.
But Florida fought back, won Game 5 in overtime and set the state for a historic comeback and ensuing series victories against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes.
Since being down 3-1, the Panthers have gone 11-1, the only loss coming in Game 4 of their series against the Maple Leafs.
So what changed?
According to Matthew Tkachuk, the Panthers MVPs stepped up and set the tone. And he wasn’t talking about himself.
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