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Eklund had a blog the other day positing the question as to whether this yearâs Florida Panthers could replicate the magic of the â96 Panthersâand take the Stanley Cup.
Iâm not here to comment on that beyond saying this: hockey, especially at this time of year, often defies expectations and predictions. Suitably, for a sport played on ice with metal blades....
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Head coach Kevin Dineen gives his thoughts on the Panthers' 3-2 overtime loss to the Wild.
from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,
The Panthers got no help from their friends in Boston on Thursday night – and they sure didn’t help themselves.
Yes, Florida got a point out of its 3-2 overtime loss to the host Wild. But, for the third time in a week, the Panthers left that extra point sitting on the ice.
The Wild scored with 30.3 seconds left to force overtime then...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jose Theodore and the Florida Panthers let a point slip away.
Trying to pull five points ahead of the Washington Capitals in the Atlantic Division with a game in hand and five to play, Florida led Minnesota by one in the final minute.
But the Wild, already eliminated from playoff contention, weren't finished.
With Niklas Backstrom pulled from his net...
During Thursday night's NHL game between the Florida Panthers and Minnesota Wild, Wild defenseman Tom Gilbert was very lucky not to be injured after a high stick by Panthers forward Kris Versteeg became stuck in Gilbert's earhole. It happened in the third period just after a faceoff on the Wild end of the ice, and play was stopped as Gilbert went down on the ice to protect...