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QUARTERFINAL PROGRAM, 1996
The franchise’s first trip to the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal in 1996 was a milestone for the young Panthers. Not only was it their first trip ever to the playoffs, but they would also notch their ...
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STICK THAT SCORED FIRST PLAYOFF GOAL, 1996
Ray Sheppard made Panthers history with this stick when he scored the franchise’s first-ever playoff goal in the first period of a 6-3 win over the Boston Bruins in Miami Arena.
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INAUGURAL PLAYOFF GAME PUCK, 1996
The magical “Year of the Rat” saw the Panthers embark on their first-ever trip to the postseason.
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PLAYOFF TOWELS FOR “CUP CRAZY” FANS, 1996
Panthers fans rallied around their team in the 1996 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, waving towels like this one, which was distributed in Game 2. The rally towel did its job as the Panthers rolled to ...
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MELLANBY TAKES THE PUCK, 1996
Beyond inspiring the “Year of the Rat,” Scott Mellanby’s 70 points led the 1995-1996 Panthers team.
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BILL LINDSAY IN ACTION, 1996
The Quarterfinal series against the Boston Bruins was hard-fought, but the Panthers won it in five games, the first step on their exciting playoffs journey in 1996.
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