Panthers get a break as a hot spot for the NHL playoffs
The Panthers have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL this season.
They are now one of four teams in a divisional round series with the New York Rangers, the team that has been their best team all season.
The Panthers are currently one game ahead of the Rangers, who are one game behind the Pittsburgh Penguins for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Penguins are a strong favorite in the series, but it will be interesting to see how the Panthers and Rangers respond to the hot spot.
The two teams play Thursday night at 7 p.m.
EST in Tampa.