This is what happened to the ice at CSA after last year's season finale. Just moments after Mike Van Ryn scored in overtime to beat Atlanta, workers began chopping and pounding at the ice (notice someone painted a smiley face on the panther at center ice).
Don't think they're killing the ice today, not with Disney on Ice coming to town. But make no mistake about it, today is Florida's last game on home ice this season.
Now six points out and needing everyone in front of them to completely choke the rest of the way, Florida goes back to finishing the string and playing role of spoiler -- even though it looks like Carolina is in the same position as your Florida Panthers.
Anyway, it's been a fun season.
Post your favorite highlights -- and lowlights -- of the Panthers 2006-07 campaign below. What I'll remember from Florida's home season this year:
Todd Bertuzzi leading the blowout of Boston on Opening Night; that cheesy Hard Rock intro featuring Olli and the boyz; daily chats with Eddie; the team ignoring it's 1000th game; the team heaping praise on JM and Gratts for their 1000th game; Nathan Horton's "the rainmaker is upfront and honest;" losing 7-0 to the Kings; the Panthers finally beating Atlanta here just a few weeks ago; the bobblehead promotion that wasn't promoted.
Sure, there are more good and bad memories, but I'm trying to keep things short.
And for those who missed it, here's the Hard Rock video: GREAT LAUGHS Thanks again to Matty for posting that on YouTube.