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Lightning, Panthers to play for “Governor’s Cup”

  • Arun Morace

In an effort to spice up the in-state rivalry (“rivalry”) between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, the winner of the four-game regular season series between the two teams will be awarded the Governor’s Cup. More specifically, whichever team earns more total points in the four games (two points for a win, one point for a shootout/overtime loss, zero for a regulation loss) will win the Cup.

We’re sure the Panthers’ legions of fans will be thrilled.

All kidding aside, this is actually not a bad move. The NHL often does suffer from a lack of attention, most notably in the southern United States, and this should add some bragging rights, or at the very least a yearly point of interest for both teams from the Sunshine State.

S/o to Pro Hockey Talk

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