Apr 13, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT
In celebration of the Florida Panthers’ first playoff game in over a decade (tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network), here are five things that happened on April 20, 2000, the day they made their last postseason appearance, losing 4-1 to New Jersey and getting swept out of the first round.
1. The New York Times ran a story about a college that had something called a “high-speed wireless network” which allowed students to “have laptops equipped with transceivers and antennas to pick up and transfer Internet signals.”
2. The St. Louis Cardinals knocked off the San Diego Padres, 14-1, at Busch Stadium. Mark McGwire failed to get a hit for the Cards, but he did score twice.
And then for some reason he went into a rage and flipped over a car.
3. A bunch of people went to see Rules of Engagement, a military court drama starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones, and left disappointed.
4. While attending the Capital Radio awards in London, Britney Spears looked like this:
5. The top song on the Billboard pop chart was this:
- It’s Buffalo Sabres Day at PHT 22
- Bernier, Leafs agree on two-year, $8.3 million deal 24
- How do Voracek, Giroux compare to the most expensive duos? 61
- Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal 71
- Report: Canucks, Sutter closing in on five-year deal, north of $20M 28
- Voynov serving sentence at jail that once advertised it had flat screen TVs 45
- Report: Bernier and Leafs more than $2 million apart ahead of Friday’s arbitration hearing 12
- Flyers re-sign Couturier: six years, $26 million 41
- Benning calls Sutter a ‘foundation piece’ for Canucks 24
- Here’s a chart that shows which teams have been good/bad at drafting 44
- Bettman says NHL would have to ‘consider’ putting Quebec City in the Western Conference (71)
- Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal (71)
- Rangers sign Stepan — six years, $39 million (62)
- How do Voracek, Giroux compare to the most expensive duos? (61)
- NBC Sports to broadcast 105 NHL games in 2015-16 (58)