The Florida Panthers need to realize the urgency that surrounds them upon their trip to Pennsylvania. Having been outscored 11-2 in the opening period of the previous seven games played, it is time to start competing from the first drop of the puck. The Panthers do not enjoy any glaring opulence of skill or physical superiority over opposing teams, and thus, need to rely on good old fashioned hard work to be competitive. Somehow the players donÃ†t seem to have digested this nugget of wisdom quite yet. This was blatantly obvious in the dreadful 2-5 defeat against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday at the Bank Atlantic CenterÃ Complacency again reared its ugly head in that first period and, as always, the consequences were dire. The coaching staff, lead by head coach Peter DeBoer, tried to get ...
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