What is going on? And welcome to Episode 11 off J T P Radio and Oh, boy, do we have a great show coming up for you guys? Because what a week would've month, everything has been for the Florida Panthers.
And oh, my goodness, has it been fantastic as we will discuss topics today such as the historic come back that we had last night? I mean, I usually don't talk about games in this video in particular, because that's usually meant for my post games on YouTube.
Go check that out sort of Game six.
But tonight it's gonna be a little different, as we will be discussing some key points.
Um, last night, the big comeback and the records that we set the franchise records and just how the team is thriving and how a lot of games we're going to be a home and have the casting capitalize on that.
So let's start it out and we will talk about last night, so J T B radio Episode 11 Let's get right into it.
So last night the Florida Panthers go into Boston.
Now they had already This is a three game road trip before they come home and have 14 of the next 16 games in BB and T Center.
So this was a big one too close at the road trip.
First off, they lost the New York Islanders regulation, where they were arguably robbed of at least a point where Aleksander Barkov tied the game and they took it away for the stick being too high in the air.
Now, I'm gonna talk about this very quickly, as we do.
If we have a planning, we have plenty amount of time on this podcast.
Um So what? The Florida Panthers and Aleksander Barkov getting this goal.
Um, it really wasn't matter off the referee, just not doing what was supposed to be done in this particular situation.
So in this particular situation, what needs to be done is So what happened was Barkov knocked it out of the air and it could have been a high stick.
We're not sure, but it could have been and he knocked it out of the air and the referee says, good goal could go all the way.
And then then what happens is the refs decided to go and discuss it.
And I'm thinking, What could they be discussing now? The calls already made.
You can't change your call on the ice from something at the ref from the other side of the ice was able to see.
I mean, who has a better angle than the ref that was right next to the net.
So there's really no point of getting into this discussion, and then they make the decision that it's no goal based on that conversation alone and no video evidence.
What's this doesn't make any sense.
How can you reverse a call based on the opinions off the other referees from the opposite side of the offense of zone? What's this? Doesn't make any sense in any aspect, and I don't understand.
Other reps came to this conclusion.
Then they go on, get the video to go and check.
And they said bark of stick was over the crossbar when they hit the park.
So this was no going.
The Florida Panthers end up losing and regulation to the New York Islanders to one.
Not a good start for the road trip, Um, and then we get against the New York Rangers, and this was a back and forth game and we end up winning in a shoot out and Sam all Tebow gets the win.
And then last night, the Boston Bruins, after a very back and forth, Um, very tight first period after of ending 00 the Boston Bruins get four goals to make it a for nothing game.
And then in the third period, we start out with their neck blood.
Then we get, um, Frank Vetrano, Mike Hoffman and then keep the ****l time the game and oh my goodness, it's 44 The 42 pandas for the first time, are coming back down four goals in the third period. It's unbelievable.
And then we get the overtime, which was a little back and forth just a little bit and nothing solved there in the shootout.
Sam Autumn really shut it down and some odd goal scorers in the shootout as my cop and got it one.
And it's church.
Check out a nice shot and no Aleksander Barkov in the shootout.
Very bold move by Coach Glenville and Bark. I've got nothing.
He didn't even get a shot because apparently he was gonna go after Hoffman.
But there was all the Panthers needed.
They didn't need Aleksander Barkov, their superstar in the shootout that you should be to go.
And it was pretty insane.
The Florida Panthers, with a ridiculous comeback, win down for nothing in the third period.
Come back to tie the game very late with about a minute I have to go.
Nothing solved in overtime.
They're winning in the shootout.
Obviously, I think this may have to be the biggest comeback, The most exciting comeback for an NHL team this season.
So following that the Florida Panthers are now coming home.
They're coming home, and they got a major major homestand.
Um, Aleksander Barkov.
Really? All the offenses is really clicking right now.
I mean, I I talked about this in the last podcast and how the whole team is clicking.
Um, I kind of feel like I need to go into this again.
And there is some some new opinions I have about the goaltending right now.
And, uh, sorry, guys, for the quality of this podcast.
Thank I got I gotta fix the WiFi or something, but, um, so really, the first line is lighting it up.
They really are. Aleksander Barkov.
Um the street was just broken, but he was on a five game Gold Street, the second most recent Florida Panthers history.
Pretty impressive for bark off.
And then we move on later in the game, and now we move on.
Even we get on with it, get a doubt it off.
He gets from the goals going. Jonathan Huberdeau is still lighting it up.
Vince Intro check.
He hasn't really caught up even strength or anything on special teams, but he started to catch up in the shootout, giving two game winners for the Florida Panthers.
I mean, one time wasn't a game winner, but he's got to shoot out Golden winning efforts in the shootout.
And then you got Mike Hoffman, who's hopefully starting to score again, as he hasn't really been lighting up the lamp lately since the 1st 6 games of the season.
He's going last night against Boston on a lucky one and break Tano.
Brian Boyle has been a great addition to this team and really nothing bad to say about the offense for the for the Panthers and it really is great.
I think, in my opinion, that the Panthers are really getting all contributions from all four lines and know which always been great.
When Dominic Donato had to step in, he was good.
I mean, like, he's not an All Star.
But he did exactly what we needed to do, and he even scored a goal.
Frank Vetrano is finally starting to light it up.
He's got six goals this year.
Dennis Morgan has been a force under Joel Quenneville system.
I mean, the depth is there, it really is.
And I I don't see the steam slowing down anytime soon of us they get.
It's a major trouble in terms of deft scoring and defensive capability.
Speaking of defensive capability, let's move down to the blue line, um, Aaron Act.
When he started his career, I was a major major fan, a major advocate off her neck.
But then the last few seasons, my that opinion has really gone down the toilet, and I really didn't think I was gonna like every night blood again.
I really didn't, but he's been doing some great offensive things.
He had a sick one timer last night, but aside from that, you know, at what has that what a warm flip that he does to get it across the ice from his own zone and have it not be icing, and I sort of long flip if you're gonna call it anything else.
He's really starting to play the body.
He's not playing scared.
And I really think that having a coach that didn't have a personal relationship and wasn't his neighbor is really starting to benefit as his defensive play overall has been fantastic and break up passes and moving with the offense and staying up top.
And really, just describing every part of his game is really just exactly what we need out of him.
I recently wrote it out.
An article for the Rat Trick on.
Now he's really stepping up lately.
I mean, he just returned to the lineup, but he's had a good start.
Mark Pasic jumping back from forward to defense wherever he is.
He seems to contribute either way, and he's been getting real aggressive on the defensive side, which I like for Mark Pesic.
It's kind of what we need from him, as he's really starting to catch fire here for the Cats.
Anton Stroman is finally adjusting to the system.
I mean, he had some turnovers early earlier in the year, he got dangled by.
But the Rangers the other day, which led to one of their goals and, um, MacKenzie weaker, even though he's out of the lineup right now, He's been an All Star for the Cows this year on the back end, he's doing well with points.
He's doing really well in terms of defense.
I mean, he is just his stick has been great and the body has been great, and just the way he moves the puck so quickly has been great.
And I really do think the defense of the Florida Panthers is playing better.
They're not great.
They're not where they need to be exactly.
But they are playing better.
Nothing goes in the last two games, but they also have won the last two games in a row.
So Mmm, the defense is getting better, and I think they can only get better from here.
Um, now we move on to a wearily where my opinion has changed on the goaltending.
Um, Sam Mancebo.
It seems that the opinions of really starting Thio flip.
So what Sam Mancebo.
Different from what I said last week, He's really, really starting to pick up.
He had a bad game against the Rangers. He did.
And at that point, I was saying I didn't know if Sam Montavo was MH already.
If he could come into a crease and give the cat's a chance to win when they really needed When Circe Bobrovsky needs his occasional rest, we'll get to him in a second.
But Sam Ensemble stepped in after bobrovsky was pulled after period number two, and he really did everything out there.
He was making big saves.
He was fantastic in the shootout.
He made some game, savors its terms that if the Bruins had scored on when they're big offensive chances, the Cats would have been done.
And Monta Mo was so I think it's gonna be great.
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So, Sigurd bobrovsky, I'm not going to say that I was wrong.
Has got a lot to prove for the rest of the week.
But a lot of people were criticizing him because of statistics and overall goals.
He's been letting up based on just the quality of the goals and the low quantity of shots and the hiking.
But what Sergei Bobrovsky From what I saw last night, my opinion is starting to shift in terms that I was giving Sergei Bobrovsky kind of get out of jail.
He was playing great, giving the captain a chance to win on a nightly basis, and he was making big saves.
But the goals would just happen, and they wouldn't be as fault.
It would be to the fault of the defense.
But yesterday there were some goals where he really could have stopped him.
He really cut off.
And I feel like the Cats are ones.
Like once Bobrovsky is struggling, they kind of lose their mo mentum, and they can't have nothing else to say for themselves there.
It seems like that they want to rely on so Ueberroth's, they have to play a tight defensive game, and Bartowski's really got to step it up.
He's making $10 million a year.
Bobrovsky talk about the coaching staff up all day and how great they have been, but we just don't I mean, we have time, but I don't really want to get into that.
We're moving on to the home stand.
The four Panthers have it a major homestand coming up.
They've already played 30% of their road games.
They played arguably the hardest schedule in the National Hockey League.
They have not played the Ottawa Senators, the San Jose Sharks they have played and leave it there.
They have played the Detroit Red Wings on Lee once off their four times this year.
They are playing some great teams now.
They have not played a team like the ball.
The Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Looks like Tammy Territorial, Thank you, but overall, this homestand is major, and we haven't played any off the bad teams yet.
I mean, we have been playing.
Some mean we did play Detroit and we are getting wins against teams that didn't make the playoffs last year at the New Jersey Devils, who are towards the bottom of the league.
But I'm looking at our schedule right now.
That's what I'm pulling up.
We've been playing teams like Carolina and Buffalo in the Islanders and the Avalanche and the Preds and the Pang use and in the Flames in Evanston to Vancouver, playing fantastic right now, when the Capitals and the Rangers are a good team.
We've made the bruise like we have played some fantastic teams all the way through, and it seems like we've only played like two or three or maybe four games against really, really bad team, really bad teams, just bad teams or teams that didn't make the playoffs last year.
And now I look at the rest of November.
We got two teams like Winnipeg and the Rangers and the Flyers and the Ducks.
That's four straight games at home off teams that didn't make the playoffs last year.
It seems like when I beg, you don't have defense, and our offense is really just on fire right now.
A team like the Rangers, who were still trying to figure out what's going on at their blue eyed the Flyers, who are still adjusting under new head coach even though there are in a little bit of a hot streak right now, The Anaheim Ducks, who aren't really much of anything, even after their hot start, The cats have a major opportunity.
I mean, I'm looking at this schedule and a lot of these air nonplayoff teams.
A lot of them are.
And then you get some of the good teams like you get Nashville, you get the Lightning, you get the Islanders in the Bruins and the Stars and the Canadians.
But that's really it.
Out of the 16 home games of the 14 home games coming up for the Panthers, I mean, the future is bright in terms off on paper of their schedule.
And it all starts against the Winnipeg Jets, a team that they need to make that make a big jump on.
And in the New York Rangers, once again, they just beat them, but also a very winnable game.
If you play your defensive game and especially at home, when there's gonna be blue shirts all over the crowd, you gotta put your game and you got to use the crowd to your advantage and make sure the Rangers don't get ****y at all.
And they're running like Ray sources.
Okay, so really, a major homestand coming up for the Florida Panthers, starting with the Jets tomorrow night, and they really got to step it up.
I mean, they have been stepping it up, but it's a matter that they have stepped it up and really just riding it through in playing with that same mentality in that same grits in the same desire.
Toe win, I'm just getting word.
Now that the Islanders beat the Maple Leafs tonight, the sends pulled one out against the devil's somehow.
And if you if we look at the standings right now, things couldn't look better for us.
We're tied for second in the vision with the Montreal Canadians, after everything that they've been 11 3 and four record worth three points behind the Boston Bruins were appointed head of the Toronto Maple Leafs with Oh, yeah, a game in hands are sorry.
Two games in, And even better, the New Jersey Devils are at the bottom of the conference.
The Ottawa Senators and the Detroit Red Wings are higher than the New Jersey Devils.
That's crazy, and we have a major opportunity to take what's being given to us.
We have a major opportunity to keep a division spot, maybe moving the second and knockout Montreal if they can get on a bad streak.
Who knows? Maybe we can talk even bigger and talk about first place in the division.
We really want to start dreaming.
It doesn't matter.
The Cats have a major homestand and they really can't step it up within the next few weeks in with this month of November and starting in December.
This is going to be good, guys.
This is the they're not so confident under Babuji, not so confident they can get the stuff done.
Not so confident, they really had the, um and really not the pressure but the influence.