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Florida Panthers Win Presidents' Trophy for First Time

The Florida Panthers won the Presidents' Trophy for the first time in franchise history after beating the Ottawa Senators 4-0 on Thursday.
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The Florida Panthers won the Presidents' Trophy for the first time in franchise history after beating the Ottawa Senators 4-0 on Thursday. 

The win was aided by Colorado's shootout loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

With one game remaining, the Panthers have 122 points, the third-most ever by a team since the introduction of the award in 1986, with Detroit leading the way at 131. The Panthers have a 58-17-6 record and are the only team in the league with a goal-differential over 100. They've also been the best team at home, posting a 34-7-0 record at FLA Live Arena

The Presidents Trophy has proven to be a bit of a burden for teams, though. The Chicago Blackhawks (2013) are the last team to win the Stanley Cup after finishing first in the NHL, with Detroit (2008) being the only other team in the Salary Cap era to do so.

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