The good news for the Florida Panthers on Thursday night is they did pick up one point in the standings as they continue their push for a playoff spot.
The bad news is they missed out on a chance to get an all-important second point by dropping a 2-1 shootout decision to the Philadelphia Flyers. The only reason the game even made it to overtime was this spectacular glove save by Flyers goalie Steve Mason to rob Aleksander Barkov of what could have been a game-winning goal in the final 30 seconds of regulation.
Barkov did score in the shootout for the Panthers, but it wasn’t enough to get them the extra point in the standings.
By not picking up the extra point the Panthers remain behind both the New York Islanders and Toronto Maple Leafs in the Wild Card standings with 69 points. They are also just now two points ahead of the Flyers.