• Panthers beat Caps in OT, win 1st playoff series since 1996

    8 days ago - By Bésame

    WASHINGTON — On the wrong side of a comeback effort this time, the Florida Panthers rebounded in overtime and made sure they wouldn’t need to go home to finish their first-round series.
    Carter Verhaeghe scored the OT winner to send the Panthers to the second round by beating the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 6 Friday night. It’s the franchise’s first playoff series victory since 1996 when Florida reached the Stanley Cup Final.
    The Panthers are still eight wins from getting back to the final, but they will have home-ice advantage for their next series against either the...
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