Photo credit: Joel Auerbach

Ever since the Panthers beat the tar out of the Lightning 7-4 on Monday, they’ve struggled to put the puck in the net. On Tuesday, they traveled up to DC to face former teammate Tomas Vokoun and got blanked 3-0. Thursday, the trend continued.  Down one goal to the Sabres after 30 minutes of listless hockey, Florida was  looking for momentum.

Enter Matt Bradley.

After a neutral zone faceoff, the former Capital skated with purpose towards Paul Gaustad and shoved him. You know what happened next.


Bradley’s scrap failed to ignite his teammates, as the Panthers were shutout 3-0. “I don’t think we tried hard enough,” coach Kevin Dineen said to On Frozen Pond. “It’s got to stop right now.” Yeah, probably.

Through six games, the Panthers sit in third place in the Southeast Division– ahead of Tampa Bay, who fell one-game short of the Stanley Cup Finals last year. Not bad for a ragtag crew.

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Matt Bradley For Life.

  • jack

    Still wish Matt was bleeding for the Caps…

  • Melissa

    Aww, Brads…. *sniff*

  • Peter


  • Semin must have had a word with talked with Mr. Gaustad before the game.

  • wow … ((