The Panthers are struggling right now. They just fired their head coach and send their goalie of the future to the minors. They're beginning another rebuilding project, leaving many players without a sense of direction. Florida made the playoffs a few years ago but now it seems like they're all turned around.
So, really, their defense on this goal by the Rangers in the first period pretty much sums up the state of the franchise right now.
The Rangers lead 1-0 midway through the first period.