Panthers coach Kevin Dineen has been more than a little unhappy with his team's perceived treatment from officials this season - and it does seem the Panthers have, as general manager Dale Tallon said Sunday, get "no respect."
On Sunday, Dineen was livid after officials missed, or just didn't call, a obvious trip from Ottawa's Erik Condra on T.J. Brennan during a third period power play.
Florida would have had an extended 5-on-3 chance had the trip been called. Kulikov scored during that power play anyway. Florida was 1-for-1 on the power play Sunday; the Sens were 0-5.
"We worked so hard to get some respectability last year,'' Dineen said. "These guys are human; they look at the standings before the game and go 'this thing should play out a certain way.' We get no respect and it's our fault. Our situation is what it is.''
Goc, who scored Florida's first goal, was bloodied after a stick to the mouth that not only didn't draw a four-minute penalty but wasn't called a penalty at all.
Last month, officials didn't penalize New York's Rick Nash after he left his feet to deliver an elbow to Tomas Kopecky's head - yet ejected Colby Robak for a soft tap the next game.
Florida has been on the penalty kill 125 times this season and has had the advantage 120 times.