TORONTO -- Coach Gerard Gallant said his Florida Panthers cannot afford to be thinking about the past when they play the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; FS-F, TSN4).
The Panthers (33-26-14) trail the Ottawa Senators by five points for the second wild card spot into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference, and allowed two third-period goals against the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 4-3 loss Tuesday.
"It was a tough loss the other night," Gallant said. "We really wanted those two points. But hey, you move on. We know we're still in the race. We've got nine games left and we know we have to win eight or nine of them. You've got to worry about the next game, not the one you just played."