If the Panthers had any thoughts of getting back into the playoff hunt, a regulation win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night had to happen.
So, you’re saying there’s a chance?
The Panthers got two goals from Jonathan Marchessault, a career-high four assists from Thomas Vanek and James Reimer made 28 saves against his old crew as Florida rolled to a 7-2 win at BB&T Center.
Not only did the Panthers snap a five-game winless streak but picked up two points on at least one of the teams in their way for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Florida came into the night with losses in eight of nine.