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The Descent Continues....

The Florida Panthers entered Tuesday’s game with the Washington Capitals looking to avoid their ninth consecutive loss. One minute and twenty seconds into the game, it looked clear that number nine was an inevitability. That’s when Mike Knuble knocked in a power play goal past Scott Clemmensen. Jason Chimera scored a second PPG to close out the period to add to a lead that grew to 4-0 into the third.

David Booth and Mike Santorelli added late third period goals to make the score look somewhat respectable before Alexander Ovechkin’s empty netter made it a 5-2 final.

And so the depressing finish to a season that looked somewhat respectable just a few weeks back continues. Not a whole lot else you can say about it that hasn’t been said already. The Panthers will be in Tampa on Friday for the Lightning‘s home regular season finale before closing out the 2010-2011 season against these same Capitals Saturday Night.

As a Panther fan, I should be this, but the ending to this season is hard to take.  Maybe because I could get behind this team more because of the effort they put out every night, no matter the results.  Maybe I’m thinking of what could’ve been if some of those one goal losses were one goal victories.  The record and the numbers are what they are, but, in the end, they won’t tell the full story of this season.

You can check out the TSN recap here.

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