What to make of the Panthers’ power-play struggles as road trip woes continue

Even though it came up empty — like so many power-play opportunities before it — interim coach Andrew Brunette saw some positives the first time the Florida Panthers went on the man advantage Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. After Aleksander Barkov won the open faceoff, Jonathan Huberdeau’s first shot fired off the top crossbar. Seconds later, Aaron Ekblad sent a wrist shot from the point that Tristan Jarry stuffed.