The Florida Panthers are the Atlantic Division Champions. After having a 12-game winning streak, the Panthers continue to dominate NHL. As of April 21, 2022, they are also at number one for the Super 16 in NHL. It is no surprise that the Panthers are on a hot streak as the regular season is drawing to a close. As the excitement continues, it is time to take a look at what it takes for the Panthers to have a probable win at the Stanley Cup. Will they still have a chance to make it all the way? It is time to take a look and glimpse into the Panthers’ mindset.
Panthers 12-Game Winning Streak
It is no surprise that the Panthers have talented players on their roster and an amazing coaching staff led by head coach, Andrew Brunette. The 12-game winning streak is not a surprise. This is the second time in franchise history that they have a 12-game winning streak. It is very exciting to see a team that has been taking NHL by storm for the past few seasons. Having recent wins against the Detroit Red Wings to the Toronto Maple Leafs proves that the Panthers are here to stay and to fight.
What This Means to the Panthers
Being the Atlantic Division Champions does bring the opportunity from different perspectives. In retrospect, the Panthers can prove their ability by having a solid core and playing well even if they were behind. This is why they are sometimes called the “Comeback Cats”.
The other perspective of opportunity is when they have talented players. They can contribute to the team by having their unique ways of playing as well as scoring. For the offence, Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, Claude Giroux, and Anthony Duclair have contributed to the overall play and control of the puck. This can be seen through Barkov’s recent “Hat Trick” to Huberdeau having the top spot in total points combined.
The defence does not slack either. With the Spring Trade, Ben Chiarot has been a nice addition to the Panther’s defence as well as Brandon Montour and Petteri Lindbohm. These fellows have been able to keep the other team from hardly or no scoring at all. The goalies have also been on point. Sergei Bobrovsky, Jonas Johansson, and Spencer Knight have been on fire because of their ability to stop the puck from getting in between the pipes.
Possible Presidents Trophy Winner?
The Presidents Trophy is an award that NHL presents for the most points by a team by the end of the season. As of right now, the Panthers are not far behind. They are only trailing the Colorado Avalanche by a few points. Do the Panthers have a chance of winning the Presidents Trophy? If they beat by game points against the Avalanche within the next few games, then yes. If not, it is okay because they have the fighting spirit and the skills that are necessary for them to win it all.
Stanley Cup In Their Grasp?
The ending of the regular season is drawing to a close and the Stanley Cup playoffs are starting next month. The question remains, will the Panthers make it all the way and win the Stanley Cup? There is no doubt about the depth of the players with their talent and awesome coaching staff, it is always possible for them to go all the way. All this needs to be done is to be consistent in their goals on and off the ice. Also keep making the plays, scoring on power plays, keeping up with the penalty kills, and keeping the same energy with offensive, defensive, and goalies. The coaching staff and the loyal Panthers’ fans will keep cheering them on, even if they do win the Stanley Cup.
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