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Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

May 15 @ 10:09 AM ET
Matt Ross: It’s Almost Time...
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

May 15 @ 10:11 AM ET
Looking forward to this match up
ThatDarnCat
Joined: 04.01.2010

May 15 @ 10:47 AM ET
Heck, with big glassmen coming back for the playoffs (Stamkos at least),



fixed

One shift, get his name on the cup.


Ratsreign
Florida Panthers
Location: The red light is burning bright tonight
Joined: 10.27.2017

May 15 @ 12:27 PM ET
With all the years of being a joke organIzation, the most frustrating part was the fiasco that began to unfold after the 15/16 division win and the quick first round exit. The owners butted in and derailed the train, and FL was left spinning their wheels for a few seasons. This team now looks ready to take the steps that were expected several years ago. They are the real deal this year, and those who haven’t been paying attention to the Panthers are in for an eye opener when they actually watch them play. They can not only hang with the best teams, they can beat anybody.
Go Panthers!!
Can’t wait to walk in to the BB&T tomorrow evening. This is gonna be a good battle.
Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

May 15 @ 12:45 PM ET
Looking forward to this match up
- Buff36


Heck yeah!
Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

May 15 @ 12:46 PM ET
With all the years of being a joke organIzation, the most frustrating part was the fiasco that began to unfold after the 15/16 division win and the quick first round exit. The owners butted in and derailed the train, and FL was left spinning their wheels for a few seasons. This team now looks ready to take the steps that were expected several years ago. They are the real deal this year, and those who haven’t been paying attention to the Panthers are in for an eye opener when they actually watch them play. They can not only hang with the best teams, they can beat anybody.
Go Panthers!!
Can’t wait to walk in to the BB&T tomorrow evening. This is gonna be a good battle.

- Ratsreign


Exactly, Rats.

Also…make sure you chime in tomorrow during the game (if you can) to let us know how the atmosphere is at BB&T!
JimboCoppertone
Florida Panthers
Location: Sunny SoFla
Joined: 01.22.2016

May 15 @ 12:49 PM ET
Great summary, Matt!

Excited for the game tomorrow. It'll be my first one at BB&T this year.

TB seems to be sputtering into the playoffs. Lost last 3 games by a combined score of 14-3. I don't know about their team internals, but the confidence of those predicting Tampa seems to be based on prior experience and pedigree and less on this year's performance and momentum.

Panthers, on the other hand, on a 6-game win streak and 8-2 in last 10 games. Panthers actually passed TB in goal differential with the 2 wins over Tampa; all season long, Tampa has been an order of magnitude higher than the Panthers so catching them in that category is quite an accomplishment.

Zito and Q have really put the Panthers in a position to succeed and the players have really stepped it up this year and are finally playing to the potential that we all know that they have.

Something tells me that Verhaeghe and Vatrano are going to be difference makers and the Bennett line is going to be very impactful.

Winning the Stanley Cup in a tough and late bubble environment, having a shortened off season, and playing a condensed all-division schedule this year, may be a bit too much wear and tear on TB this year. The Panthers series is going to be fast and physical. I like the Panthers in 5.

Go Panthers!
eastcanadAREaholes
Calgary Flames
Joined: 09.28.2020

May 15 @ 1:32 PM ET
Bennett should wear the number 0 because that's how much integrity he's got.
Ratsreign
Florida Panthers
Location: The red light is burning bright tonight
Joined: 10.27.2017

May 15 @ 2:52 PM ET
Bennett should wear the number 0 because that's how much integrity he's got.
- eastcanadAREaholes

Which #9 jersey did you get, home red, road white, or the way cool reverse retro?
Enjoy the game, buddy
The_Inkwell
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Buffalo, NY
Joined: 06.29.2006

May 15 @ 4:04 PM ET
I can't wait to watch this series! Cats in 5. Hope you guys win the cup this year.
GudbransonFan
Florida Panthers
Location: Fort lauderdale, FL
Joined: 02.29.2016

May 15 @ 4:10 PM ET
Bennett should wear the number 0 because that's how much integrity he's got.
- eastcanadAREaholes
. I would be as bitter as you are if the guy sucked for my team and then grabbed 15 pts in 10 games. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. This time, YOU LOSE.




Shynes57
Florida Panthers
Joined: 11.12.2019

May 15 @ 5:29 PM ET
I did my nhl.com bracket challenge. In a total homer move im going with the panthers i think i said 7 games. Also chose leafs out in rd 1 in true leafs fashion. Heres hoping im correct, im usually really terrible at picking.
Ratsreign
Florida Panthers
Location: The red light is burning bright tonight
Joined: 10.27.2017

May 15 @ 5:39 PM ET
. I would be as bitter as you are if the guy sucked for my team and then grabbed 15 pts in 10 games. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. This time, YOU LOSE.
- GudbransonFan


He listens to this on a loop while watching Bennett play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zEm-U1hC7E
And after every one of those 10 games I bet this guy looks like Randy Marsh after an internet “session”. (Hope he doesn’t get any on his brand new Bennett #9 jersey).
Perhaps he’s mostly pissed about his increased expenditures for hand lotion...
Justbecause
Location: World, ON
Joined: 02.08.2020

May 15 @ 5:55 PM ET
Bennett should wear the number 0 because that's how much integrity he's got.
- eastcanadAREaholes

Quit acting like a jilted lover. Good for that kid getting out of that tire fire.
Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

May 15 @ 9:13 PM ET
Great summary, Matt!

Excited for the game tomorrow. It'll be my first one at BB&T this year.

TB seems to be sputtering into the playoffs. Lost last 3 games by a combined score of 14-3. I don't know about their team internals, but the confidence of those predicting Tampa seems to be based on prior experience and pedigree and less on this year's performance and momentum.

Panthers, on the other hand, on a 6-game win streak and 8-2 in last 10 games. Panthers actually passed TB in goal differential with the 2 wins over Tampa; all season long, Tampa has been an order of magnitude higher than the Panthers so catching them in that category is quite an accomplishment.

Zito and Q have really put the Panthers in a position to succeed and the players have really stepped it up this year and are finally playing to the potential that we all know that they have.

Something tells me that Verhaeghe and Vatrano are going to be difference makers and the Bennett line is going to be very impactful.

Winning the Stanley Cup in a tough and late bubble environment, having a shortened off season, and playing a condensed all-division schedule this year, may be a bit too much wear and tear on TB this year. The Panthers series is going to be fast and physical. I like the Panthers in 5.

Go Panthers!

- JimboCoppertone


Thanks, Jimbo - can’t wait for tomorrow!
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

May 16 @ 9:48 AM ET
This could turn into the best series of them all. Should be a war.