Posted December 13, 2011 on AP on Fox
The Florida Panthers hope returning home will be all they need to bounce back from a disappointing road trip. Looking to avoid matching a season high with their third straight defeat, the Southeast Division-leading Panthers aim to regroup when they open a four-game homestand Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils. After beginning the three-game trip with a 2-0 win over Boston on Thursday, Florida (16-9-5) fell 2-1 in overtime at Buffalo before giving up its most goals of the season Sunday in a 6-1 loss to the New York Rangers. "It was just one of those games,'' said rookie defenseman Erik Gudbranson, who scored his first career goal versus New York. "Glad I was able to score but really, all that matters is how we played overall, and how we respond to it. "What happened, happened, it's on us now to make something good out of it. This is about us, as a team, and how we react to it.'' The Panthers, owners of a six-point lead over Washington ...
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