The Panthers have bared their fangs a little more of late after some spirited efforts against cross-state rival Tampa Bay (whom they just split a home-and-home series with), Philadelphia and the Sabres.
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'But with Hamel out of the lineup, a torn knee ligament having ended his season, Tsyplakov could find himself back in the lineup on a regular basis beginning with tonight's game against the Florida Panthers at the National Car Rental Center.'
'Buffalo is by no means a great club but it is one that is in the hunt with more than at least a half dozen teams that could make noise in the Eastern Conference. If Hasek can get on a roll, for which he has become so well known such as during the 1999 Stanley Cup run, the Sabres could at least have a chance.'