Florida Panthers have won their first tournament series since 1996

Carter Verghese got his hands on a handful of pump wheels, and all of a sudden, the discouragement of the Panthers for the Panthers ended.

Florida was the star of the first-round tournament series against Washington and the decision during a sport - scored 2:46 in extra time.

Florida won its first tournament series since 1996, when it extended the Stanley Cup final, in less than 26 years since June 1, 1996, ending the NHL's record longest tournament aridity in a series wins.

Maple Leaves now own the longest active aridity in 18 years of tournament series wins. Panthers said to Alexander Barkov, it is huge.

Here has been a lot of speaking about it and not winning any round, acquiring blacked out in the first round, and things like that. Of course, you do not worry about it, but there it is.

He also said that It doesn't exist anymore, so we are joyful with it and gleeful to be a part of it. But we have a long way to go.

Against the winner of the Lightning-Maple Leaf tournament, the Panthers will have home-ice benefits for their next tournaments.

Florida was on the verge of a controlled success when Panther's protector Gustav Forsling threefold Capitals forward Nicholas Backstrom with 1:09 left in the third period.