Scottie Upshall cannot pinpoint the difference maker.
Newfound health? New linemates? A new coach with a familiar system?
It may be a combination of the three, but the winger discovered something within and turned into one of the Florida Panthers' most consistent players.
"There's a lot of factors that play into it," Upshall said before his team embarked on its current five-game roadtrip. "I definitely think right now there is new light. There is new opportunity. I think it all just starts by looking in the mirror and being better. I'm expecting more out of myself on a daily basis."
So far this month he's contributed four goals and five assists. His 11 points in 20 games this season have surpassed his output of the previous two regular seasons combined.
More importantly, his on-ice performance is translating into points for Florida.
In the 10 games when the Panthers have recorded at least one point in the standings, the veteran has appeared on...