The Eastern Conference in Florida won six straight games to add a lot of fun to the wild card race. Can the cat keep good times?
The Florida Panthers were red-hot and only a month before the wild card looked quite distant. This is an incredible return for a team that seems to have suffered heart failure again, and it’s going to 13-3 in the last 16 (including an ongoing six-game winning streak) as the job is not over yet.
Why did the cat get up? Well, it’s a hockey team game and for this reason, there are a lot of important participants.
One of the biggest balancers was star striker Roberto Luongo, who won six times seven times after returning back from less body injury. Such disturbances certainly contributed to the earlier shake of Florida, as both Luongo and veteran James Reimer were shot. At one point, Panthers had to call young actor Samuel Montembeault. Considering that Montembeault played the first hockey season, it was something they did not hesitate to do.
Sateri himself deserves a credit for saving the Florida season. Despite the fact that he no longer returned to the younger children, the Finnish coach collected four straight wins at the end of February / early February and helped Florida throw a taxi.