Panthers-Caps Shootout: 10 Rounds Less than Earps-Clantons

Published on 17-Dec-2014 by J Square Humboldt
NHL / NHL Daily Update

No goalie. No goalie gear.

History has it recorded as a 6-on-4 power play.

Ike and Billy Clanton were joined by four cohorts. The Earp brothers had Doc Holliday.

Western dominance was on the line.

So they got busy in a hurry down in Tombstone, Arizona near the OK Corral. Dudes squeezed off 30 shots in 30 seconds.

Let's go back to the studio for a full analysis:

Meanwhile, back in the East, taking Einstein's space-time continuum into account ...

While this, too, may become the stuff of legends, it's more important for the Panthers to have a 34th notch in their belt -- 13-8-8 -- for the 2014-2015 campaign.

Believe it or not, despite Florida's slow start to the season and issues off the ice, the extra point this marathon provided put the Panthers into the East's second wild card slot, tiebreaker technicalities ahead of the Caps. Yes, it's only December, but these are the Panthers.

Any rays of optimism -- at any time, in any space -- are welcome.

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