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It’s not uncommon for rival teams to add a little spice to their competition. Take the Red Sox, for example, who typically play a bulk of their Spring Training games against their Fort Myers, FL. cross-town rival Minnesota Twins just six miles down the road. Whichever team wins the most head-to-head matchups takes home the Mayor’s Cup. While winning the Cup doesn’t mean much more than bragging rights, it undoubtedly sells tickets.
Enter: Florida, where the Panthers and Lightning, bottom feeders in the Eastern Conference of the NHL, want fans to go their games. In a market where the only other place fans see ice is in their soft drinks (and many of those “fans” came to Florida to escape ice and the cold that comes with it in the first place), the cross-state rivals have developed a new competition to engage fans: the Governor’s Cup.
A new initiative, the Cup will be presented to whichever team takes home the best head-to-head record. Both teams will provide donations to its rival’s y...
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According to Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen, Panthers goalie Tim Thomas may or may not be placed on injured reserve later today. If he were to go to the IR, it would mean he would be out of the lineup for at least a week. This stemming from the groin injury he suffered against the Flyers earlier this week. Per George Richards of the Miami Herald, the 39 year old Thomas...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Brad Boyes scored two goals, Tomas Fleischmann had a goal and three assists, and the Florida Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their home opener on Friday night.
Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, and Kris Versteeg also scored for Florida and Jacob Markstrom stopped 35 shots.
Pascal Dupuis, Craig...
TAMPA BAY -- The Florida Panthers or Tampa Bay Lightning are assured of winning the Cup this season.
The Governor's Cup, that is.
Gov. Rick Scott and the state's two NHL teams announced Thursday the creation of the trophy, which will go to team that captures the annual season series between the Atlantic Division rivals.
The team with the most points at the end of the season...
The Panthers chose an odd way to raise the curtain on the Vinnie Viola era Friday night with a tease.
With anticipation building the air was momentarily sucked out of the BB&T Center by the announcement that the new $4.2 million scoreboard would not be functioning for the night due to technical difficulties.
Boos echoed through the arena. Ah but it was all a joke. Lights began...
Brad Boyes scored two goals, Tomas Fleischmann had a goal and three assists, and the Florida Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their home opener on Friday night.
Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, and Kris Versteeg also scored for Florida and Jacob Markstrom stopped 36 shots.
Pascal Dupuis, Craig Adams, and Evgeni Malkin...
Flyers new head coach Craig Berube will always tell you what’s on his mind.
After Tuesday’s 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers, Berube’s press conference gave us a glimpse into what will surely be a quotable tenure.
Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer asked Berube if the team had any punishment planned to forward Jay Rosehill. Rosehill acquired a 4-minute minor early in...
Photo By Mark BucknerOn the calender hanging in my kitchen, Thursday October 17th has been circled in red magic marker since the Florida Panthers announced they had signed two-time Vezina trophy winner Tim Thomas to a one-year contract. Now, it looks like that forged doctor's note I got from a back-alley "doctor" in Lawrence to get out of work that day is completely...
It's easy to laugh at this. As the two outcasts in the Flortheast division, the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning more than likely aren't going to be contenders for the Stanley Cup this season. The pretty stacked Atlantic Division has the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins, who are two early favorites this year.
The Panthers and Lightning shouldn't worry,...
Pittsburgh Penguins (3-0-0) @ Florida Panthers (1-3-0)
Root Sports, FS-F, RDS2 - 7:30 pm/et
BB&T Center - Sunrise, FL
(That's from a preseason game this year.)
The Penguins take their undefeated record into their first road game of the regular season. Jeff Zatkoff will make his NHL debut tonight in goal for the Pens. This is the Panthers' home...
PLANTATION, Fla. -- FOX Sports Florida announced today it will be featuring the Plantation American Heritage-Jacksonville Bolles game on FOXSportsFlorida.com via Prep Zone, presented by Checkers. Ed Berliner will call the game, alongside color commentator John Kaleo, and Kavita Channe will be reporting from the sidelines.
On Friday, October 11th, at 7:30 p.m., Prep Zone returns...
Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday
TV: FOX Sports Florida
After a dominant first few games at home, the undefeated Pittsburgh Penguins are ready to take their show on the road.
The Florida Panthers, meanwhile, surely can't wait to finally get on home ice.
The Penguins look to extend their best start in 18 seasons Friday night against the Panthers, who try to snap a three-game skid...