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POWERED DOWN: Panthers Power Play Trying to Avoid History

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Panthers coach Peter Horachek spent a big portion of Wednesday's practice working on Florida's woeful power play.

The Panthers have scored on 9 percent of their power play chances this year; the NHL record for worst power play percentage belongs to the 1997-98 Lightning which scored on 9.35 percent of its chances.

The franchise record for power play futility is a comparatively robust 13 percent (2000-01).

"I don't know the stat, won't look it up and don't care about it,'' Horachek said. "Someone telling me a stat doesn't change anything.''

Well, wait, there's more.

Florida is also on pace to obliterate its franchise record for fewest power play goals.

The Panthers have scored 17 power play goals in 58 games this year; last year, despite playing just 48 games, the Panthers had 29. Florida is on track to score 24 this year. Florida's fewest power play goals in a full season: 35 (2010-11).

"It would certainly generate some confidence and get things jumping,'' Horachek said.

 

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