The Florida Panthers Go For The Sweep Tonight In Game 4 Of The Eastern Conference Finals.  The Panthers host the Carolina Hurricanes from FLA Live Arena, 8pm on TNT.

Teams that take a 3-0 series lead in best-of-7 series have a 200-4 series record all-time (.980) in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

That’s including a 46-0 series record in the round immediately before the Stanley Cup Final (either Conference Final or League Semifinal).

The Carolina Hurricanes are 15-15 in playoff games when facing elimination in best-of-7 series in their NHL history (1979-80 to present).

That includes a 2-3 record in Game 4’s when trailing 3-0 in a series (last Game 4 win when down 0-3 in a series: 2001 Conf. Quarterfinals vs NJ).

Hurricanes Scoring Downgraded To A Drizzle

The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 1.0 goals per game in this series (3/3, LINK) after averaging 3.6 goals per game in first 2 rounds of 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Hurricanes are also 0-4 on power play in last 2 games after going 2-6 with man-advantage in Game 1 of series.

Florida Panthers Fun Facts

The Panthers lead 3-0 in a best-of-7 series for just 3rd time in franchise history.  They lost Game 4 in both previous instance (1996 Conf. Quarterfinals vs BOS & 2023 Second Round vs TOR – went on to win both series in 5 games).

The Panthers are trying to earn a 2nd Stanley Cup Final berth in franchise history with win (only previous Cup Final appearance was in 1996 – lost in 4 games to COL).

In Florida’s last 7 games in this postseason have been decided by 1 goal.  Only 6 teams in Stanley Cup Playoff history have had streaks of 8 or more consecutive games decided by 1 goal in a single postseason (most recent: 2017 Senators, 8 games).

The Florida Panthers Brilliant Bobrovsky

Sergei Bobrovsky has been brilliant between the pipes.  He’s 10-2, 2.91 GAA, .935 save pct in 13 appearances (12 starts) this postseason.

He’s also 3-0, 0.69 GAA, .978 save pct in this series (recorded 1st career playoff shutout in Game 3).

Bobrovsky has 132 saves so far in this series are a new record for most saves through first 3 games of a Conference Final/League Semifinal series (old mark was 125 by Johnny Bower in 1960).

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