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Nikita Kucherov's goal at 4:04 of overtime gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 preseason win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Tim Thomas, signed to a one-year deal by the Panthers on Thursday, started the game. Jacob Markstrom finished the game.
''I think it was a necessary step to do it now rather than waiting,'' Thomas said. ''I feel ready now.''
Kucherov's goal capped a rally from a 2-0 deficit for Tampa Bay.
Tyler Johnson and Richard Panik also scored for the Lightning.
Panik and Martin St. Louis exchanged great passes on the game-tying goal at 6:30 of the third period.
Florida took a 2-0 lead on two power-play goals by Jonathan Huberdeau.
Ben Bishop earned the victory and made 26 saves for Tampa Bay.
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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Thomas is officially back in the NHL. The Stanley Cup-winning goalie signed a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers, a move that was expected for several days. Financial terms were not released. The 39-year-old Thomas took last season off, then decided he was ready to return to hockey. Thomas has played in 378 NHL games, all with Boston. He...
SUNRISE, Fla. -- The new owner of the Florida Panthers likes what he sees on and off the ice, especially when looking ahead.
"There's a difference between losing money and making a long-term investment for the long term," said Vincent Viola, introduced Friday as the Panthers new chairman and principal owner. "This is a long-term investment for the long term.
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive VP/General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with G Tim Thomas on a one-year contract.
“Tim is a proven winner who we are pleased to have signed,” said Tallon. “He is a fierce competitor who brings to our club a wealth of experience including a Stanley Cup Championship, two Vezina trophies and...
The Florida Panthers have been sold to New York businessman Vincent Viola, according to multiple reports.
Viola will be introduced Friday and is paying $250 million to buy the NHL franchise, reports indicate.
Team officials announced ''an ownership news conference'' would occur Friday morning.
Viola is the chairman and CEO of Virtu Financial and the former chairman...
from the CP at TSN,
Vincent Viola was introduced Friday as the new principal owner, chairman and governor of the Florida Panthers.
Viola paid $250 million for the team and the operating rights to the BB&T Center, the team's home arena. Viola also gets the Saveology.com Iceplex where the Panthers train, along with team's development partnership with Boyd Gaming...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Vincent Viola has been introduced as the new principal owner, chairman and governor of the Florida Panthers.
Viola paid 250 million for the team and the operating rights to the BB&T Center, the team's home arena. Viola also gets the team's development partnership with Boyd Gaming, an effort to put a casino adjacent to that arena.
The team also...
For the first time in more than six months Kris Versteeg will play in a regulated NHL game Thursday night. The opponent will be a familiar one.
Versteeg was sidelined after injuring his knee in a game against Tampa Bay on March 12. The Panthers’ front-line right winger Versteeg has worked his way back and was medically cleared by Dr. John Uribe after a meeting Monday.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Vincent Viola grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from West Point, is a former chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange and after the Sept. 11 attacks founded a center devoted to combating terrorism.
He's now the new owner of the Florida Panthers, said a person familiar with the situation.
Viola will be introduced in that role Friday after paying 250 million...
The Tampa Bay Lightning has asked me to be a part of the organizationâs Blogger Roundtable. This new feature, which has a number of independent writers weigh in on issues surrounding the team, will be a weekly column on the teamâs website.
Today's question has to do with preseason impressions. Many of the Lightningâs players have played well through the exhibition...
from Darren Dreger of the Dreger Report at TSN,
Vincent Viola, a.k.a. New York businessman Vinnie Viola, is about to become the owner of the Florida Panthers. The deal, believed to be worth $250 million, will give Viola sole ownership of the franchise and could close as early as Thursday or Friday. NHL Board of Governors' approval has already been determined with league...
After the Lightning beat up on the Predators and walked out of the Tampa Bay Times Forum with a 5-1 win last week, the Predators returned the favor in Nashville on Tuesday night and put an end to the Lightningâs unbeaten streak with a 2-1 victory of their own.
For the first time in their exhibition season, the Tampa Bay Lightning were simply outplayed. The Predators outshot...
Jose Theodore has reportedly signed with Avangard Omsk of the KHL. Drafted 44th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1994, Theodore played eight seasons in Montreal, where he won the Vezina and Hart trophies, both in 2002. In 2006, he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche, where he played two full seasons before a two year stint with the Washington Capitals. Following one...
FOX SPORTS FLORIDA, PREP ZONE GAME OF THE WEEK FEATURING A BROWARD COUNTY BATTLE
Nova at St. Thomas Aquinas streamed live on FOXSportsFlorida.com
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- FOX Sports Florida announced it will be featuring the St. Thomas Aquinas-Nova game on FOXSportsFlorida.com via Prep Zone, presented by Checkers. Ed Berliner will call the game alongside color commentator Keith...
For the first time in many years, there was genuine excitement in Sunrise, FL today as Vincent "Vinnie" Viola was introduced as the chairman, principal owner, and governor of the Florida Panthers. Panther fans have been used to a revolving door of "ownership" for many years, and that instability is now put to rest.
For those who have watched or were in attendance...