The Florida Panthers are in a tough spot. They are down 3-1 in a series where they have been out played and have looked like a team ready to pack it in and get ready for exit interviews before starting the summer. It is definitely a tough spot, but it is a position they have been in before.
One game at a time starts tonight for Florida Panthers
The Panthers were down 3-1 against the Boston Bruins, the best team in NHL history, and they found a way to win three straight games. Since that moment, the Panthers have not faced as much adversity as they are now with the Golden Knights, but that doesn’t mean Florida is done just yet.
The Florida Panthers need to win three games to get win this series. The Golden Knights need to win tonight to take home the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time in franchise history, needless to say the pressure is on both sides tonight.
The Panthers season is on the line, but all the team should focus about tonight is just this one game. Not about pushing the series to six games or the fact that the Stanley Cup is in the building, if the Panthers can just focus on winning there next shift and eventually this one game they will be able to get back in this series.
It might be a little strange to say, but really the pressure is on Vegas. If the Panthers can win tonight, which without a doubt will not be easy, they will head back to Florida with momentum playing in front of their own crowd. Then after that they can head back to Las Vegas for an incredible Game 7.
If everyone is ready to declare the Golden Knights the Stanley Cup Champions, what do the Panthers have to lose? It’s a best of seven series for a reason. Maybe I am a little bias here, I am a Chicago Cubs fan, and they managed to come back from a 3-1 deficit in 2016 to win their first World Series since 1908, anything is possible.