Got to admit, I got nervous around the 10:00 minute mark of the third; recent history, and all. But Florida kept it in check, never lost a step, and played it through to the victory. Impressive. Next up: a National Hockey League franchise on Monday in Montreal.
Notes: They kept their composure! Granted, the Isles are not yet one of the more fright-inspiring clubs - at least among opposing teams, to say nothing of their fans - but the Cats have never in the past decade been known for their ability to stay cool in the latter half of games they have a lead in. Kudos to Pete DeBoer for keeping the troops oiled; the oft-expected meltdown ceased to appear. That's all coaching. A LARGE challenge looms on Monday. More tomorrow.