Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 2/3/13
Game time: 3 p.m. TV: FOX Sports Florida The Florida Panthers are finally feeling some confidence as they begin their first lengthy road trip of the season. Their first opponent on the four-game trek may not know what to make of its own play. The inconsistent Buffalo Sabres try to bounce back from an ugly loss as they play their second matinee in as many days Sunday against the Panthers. Florida (2-5-0) followed up its surprising Southeast Division title from last season with a convincing win over Carolina in its 2012-13 opener, but it lost its next five contests by a combined 23-5. A huge third-period surge finally stopped the bleeding Thursday. Trailing midway through the last 20 minutes against Winnipeg, the Panthers scored four unanswered goals to beat the Jets 6-3, with Peter Mueller and Alex Kovalev posting power-play tallies to put the team ahead. "We did some good things out there previous games and we knew we were moving in the right direction and if we were just goin...
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