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What We Learned: The Florida Panthers ceiling keeps rising

Here is a list of situations where the Florida Panthers, despite being almost halfway through the season, do not rank among the top five teams in the NHL:

  1. Goals for per 60.

End of the list.

In the aforementioned statistic, following Saturday night's impressive eight-goal triumph over the highly regarded Colorado Avalanche, the Panthers find themselves in 16th place. They fall short of their expected-goal rate by 0.62, indicating that the Panthers have the potential to perform even better.

Consider that this is the same team that reached the Stanley Cup Final last season, currently standing comfortably in second place within a competitive division, third in the conference, and sixth in the league. Remarkably, they boast the lowest goals against tally in the league (99 in 39 games) and have scor

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