The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in Sunrise, Florida, in the Miami metropolitan area. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). They play their games at the BB&T Center in Sunrise and are the southernmost team in the NHL. The Panthers have been one of the least successful teams in League history, holding the eighth-worst record in NHL history among active teams when measured in points percentage (points divided by maximum points), and having made the playoffs only 4 times in their 18 seasons. They made one trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996, getting swept by the Colorado Avalanche in four games. The team advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in 12 years in 2012, to ultimately be eliminated by the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in 7 games.. Blockbuster Video magnate H.
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