If the Panthers don't score first, they're in trouble. That's been the case all season and was again in back-to-back losses to the Devils on Saturday and Islanders on Sunday.
They're now 1-16-4 when their opponent scores first.
"Last year that was not an issue at all. We'd get down, we'd come back," Coach Kevin Dineen said, adding that it definitely is a concern this year. "It's something we know and that we talk about. We're looking to create offense and try to find that balance. Certainly, when we get the first goal, it's very helpful."
Said defenseman Brian Campbell: "We're not scoring a lot of goals. Therefore, it's tough coming back. Then sometimes you open yourself up a little defensively to score goals. ...That's why we can't let games get out of hand, especially early, which we did for a stretch there."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun