The Florida Panthers are on a tear

Published May 22, 2023 at 1:16

The Florida Panthers have emerged as a dominant force in the Stanley Cup Playoffs after stunning the top-seeded Boston Bruins.

As the 8th seed, the Panthers have achieved the unimaginable, securing a spot in the Eastern Conference Final. Their success has been propelled by their ability to win five games in overtime on the road, a feat shared only by the 1993 Canadiens and 1980 Islanders, both of whom went on to claim the Stanley Cup.

Matthew Tkachuk has played a pivotal role in the Panthers' remarkable journey, netting three of their five overtime goals and scoring back-to-back game-winning goals. With their latest overtime triumph, the Panthers now rank second all-time for the longest road winning streak in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, trailing only the 2012 Los Angeles Kings who won 10 straight.

Tkachuk's extraordinary performance extends beyond the overtime heroics, as he matches the Panthers' record for most overtime goals in a single postseason and holds the franchise record for most in a playoff run. Since joining the Panthers, Tkachuk has been a valuable asset, tallying an impressive 109 points during the regular season and maintaining his impressive form with seven goals and 18 points in 14 playoff games.

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The Florida Panthers are on a tear

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