Suddenly, those NHL-record-tying three straight overtime defeats don't seem so bad.
The Panthers ended a dismal four-game homestand with a 3-0 loss to the road-warrior Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night in a BB&T Center that rang with chants of, 'Go Leafs Go,' from the Canadian snowbirds.
At least the previous three losses garnered three points for the Panthers, who have lost five in a row for the second time in a condensed season that's only 15 games old.
The soaring Leafs have won six of their last seven while improving their road record to 7-2, the second-best mark in the Eastern Conference. It was just last season that the Panthers swept the Leafs while scoring five goals in every game.
Leafs blank Panthers 3-0 to end dismal homestand
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Feb 19