"Different year, same sore losers" "Florida cry babies": NHL fans react to Panthers players picking on Matt Rempe during post-game celebration

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NHL fans react to Panthers players picking on Matt Rempe during post-game celebration

NHL fans took aim at the Florida Panthers for the way they acted toward Matt Rempe at the end of Game 3.

After the New York Rangers defeated the Panthers in overtime in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead, the Rangers benched and cleared to go on the ice and celebrate the win.

As New York players were getting onto the ice, Rempe tried to celebrate but some Panthers players hit him and slashed him.

After the incident, some Rangers players defended Rempe, as NHL fans weren't pleased about the incident.

"Different year same sore losers. Probably gonna call NYR cheaters after the series is over as well," a fan wrote.
"FLORIDA CRY BABIES," another fan wrote.

Other NHL fans, meanwhile, think it's funny that Rempe, who was a healthy scratch in Game 1 and only plays a couple of minutes a night is having such an impact on the Panthers.

"And this is exactly the reason why they need to keep playing him. Not because he's having some massive impact on the game itself, but because rival teams truly can't think properly and get obsessed with him when they face him," a fan wrote.

Other fans think the refs should pay attention to how the Panthers players treat Rempe for the rest of the series as they believe he should draw more penalties than he does.

"The NHL officials target Rempe with soft calls but the league does nothing about constant instigation. I know the game is over there. But the dirtiest team in hockey slashing a guy after the game is too much," a fan wrote.
"Florida has been getting away with slashing, late hits, cheap shots all series," a fan added.

Whether or not this will lead to any more penalties for the Panthers in Game 4 is to be seen.

Panthers turn attention to Game 4

Following Florida's overtime loss in Game 3, the Panthers are now turning their attention to Game 4.

“We’ll take the parts of the game that we like a lot and try to manufacture more of that,” Florida coach Paul Maurice said, via NHL.com.
“Keep some perspective onto the final score in the last two overtime games: one very tight and tonight was a little more action. So, count it for what it is and make sure we understand the accounting of the series is 2-1 and get after it.”

Florida will look to even up the series on Tuesday at home at 8 p.m. EDT.

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