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What We Learned: Florida Panthers made it look easy in Eastern Conference Final

You do not have to be a genius to understand what makes the Florida Panthers so successful. They have a deep and scary forward group, a very strong blue line, and solid if unspectacular goaltending.

The way they play, they are going to get like 53-plus percent of the expected goals over a long enough timeline, and they have the skill at both ends of the ice to outperform that number pretty consistently. They've been outplayed in terms of all-situations expected goals just five times in 17 games this postseason, which is a marked improvement from what they did in their last run to the Cup Final, and gives them the air of a team that really is just churning through these wins — most of them tight, admittedly — like it's not that big of a deal. No one is really built to win one-goal games beca

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