Even after a defeat, the Florida Panthers still feel good about themselves.
Looking to bounce back from their first loss in more than a week, the Southeast Division-leading Panthers try to continue their recent success against the New York Rangers on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.
Florida (16-8-5) had its three-game winning streak snapped with a 2-1 overtime loss at Buffalo on Friday, but the Panthers still have a six-point lead over second-place Washington in the Southeast. They also felt pretty good about their latest effort, which came one night after a 2-0 victory over the reigning Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.
"It was disappointing we lost, but the disappointment we feel is positive,'' said backup goaltender Scott Clemmensen, who made 18 saves and lost for the first time in four starts this season.
"Not everything is going to be perfect. We got a point, so we need to look at the bright side.''
Defenseman Jason Garrison added to his c...