Then, hopefully, there will be the Playoff Final win in April............. ;D ;D ;D
....and here we are almost a month after the Playoff Finals and my hopeful prediction of a Panthers victory was SPOT ON!!! What a weekend, two glorious gutsy come from behind victories that will live in the memory forever.
This was the Big One that puts all of the other games and victories of the past in the shade. WELL DONE THE PANTHERS OF 2011. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Only one choice for me, one little game against Newcastle in 2001.
Hadden won the face-off, fed it back to Hoffman, he switched the play left to 'Chocolate' Bob Nordmark and the rest is history. Colin Fray went mental, the Panthers block erupted. 4.4 seconds remained on the clock, no time at all for Newcastle to respond. We'd made it, the Great Escape was complete.
one that sticks in my mind.. April 1989...the 8-6 (I think) win in the play-off group game against Murrayfield.
This was the game that finally clinched our place at Wembley and on the same day as the Hillsborough disaster only hours before.
There was a minutes silence, then the most incredible atmosphere and IIRC an amazing couple of goals from Doc Durdle along the way. I still remember that game, and although the arena is fabulous, it will never be able to recreate nights that that...
I have been able to find some information to go on for now.
The final total after the game was a whopping 453 PIM, 230 for Panthers and 223 for Steelers.
404 PIM was given in one period alone which had involved the brawl, 211 for Steelers and 193 for Panthers, how many was for the brawl and how many other calls was made in that one period I am unsure about as I cannot remember.
Although I can't recollect much information about the whole game, I'm just glad I was there to witness what now feels like a once in a lifetime game that still gets everyone talking about it year after year for the past almost 14 years.