Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 2/9/12

UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 12: Sean Bergenheim #20 of the New York Islanders skates during the game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Nassau Coliseum on January 12, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
SUNRISE, Fla.- It's early February, and the Florida Panthers already are scoreboard watching. OK, so left winger Sean Bergenheim claimed he just happened to be looking up at the time Washington's shootout defeat was displayed Thursday night at the BankAtlantic Center. But don't think Bergenheim wasn't happy when he viewed it. "It was on board I think like with two or three minutes left," Bergenheim said about the Capitals' 3-2 loss to Winnipeg being displayed late in Florida's 3-1 win over Los Angeles. "That was good to see." It sure was for the Panthers, desperately trying to earn their first playoff berth in 11 years. They're locked in a battle with Washington that has resulted in playoff intensity showing up in South Florida two months before the end of the regular season. Because the two teams are in the Southeast, the Yugo of NFL divisions, it's possible only the winner will get a playoff berth. With the Panthers and Capitals flip-flopping first place in the division this w...
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