The first week of the 2013 NHL season is in the books, and the Panthers sure would love a do-over.
The good news for the Panthers is that a lot of teams around the league are off to rough starts as well. Few teams have separated themselves from the pack just yet.
Despite winning just one of its opening five games, Florida went into Sunday's off day just two points out of a playoff spot.
The Panthers' two points in the standings is last in the Eastern Conference — but they are still not far out of playoff position.
With 43 games left, there is still plenty of season remaining for Florida to put this horrid start in the rear-view mirror. The Panthers are not done yet, but they need to get things going. This funk they are in is definitely unbecoming.
"We're fortunate to have two days off to figure things out," Peter Mueller said.
Florida Panthers aren't only team with slow start to shortened NHL season
Miami Herald | Jan 29