The Florida Panthers haven't made the playoffs since 2000, and they've never won a division title since entering the NHL in 1993. The NHL Network will be on hand Thursday to see if the Panthers can end both of those droughts.
Florida visits Washington in one of 14 games on the schedule. The Panthers can lock up their first division title with a point against the Caps, who could have put more heat on Florida but lost 4-2 at Tampa Bay on Monday. The Panthers missed a chance to lock up the crown but couldn't hold a 3-0 lead against Winnipeg on Tuesday; they settled for one point in a 5-4 overtime loss.
The NHL Network will air the game in the United States, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.