The Florida Panthers once again find themselves near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, following yet another loss, this time to the Buffalo Sabres.
It’s their fifth defeat in the last six games, although there is the belief from the players that the Panthers have probably deserved a better fate at times.
Take, for example, Friday’s 3-1 defeat to the lowly Buffalo Sabres. The Panthers put 45 shots on Sabres’ netminder Jhonas Enroth and he turned away all but one of them for Buffalo’s second win of the season.
Go back further. In three of Florida’s last four defeats, they have lost by one goal. They’ve conceded late goals, fallen in the shootout and haven’t been able to score themselves when the time calls for it.
“I don’t know why the hockey gods aren’t shining on us right now,” Panthers forward Kris Versteeg, who recorded five shots on Enroth but finished Friday’s game a minus three, told the Miami Herald.
“I have no answers. Personally, I’ve never been this snakebitten in my life. And it sucks. Really bad.”