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from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,
The Florida Panthers being hockey's first team to host a night for the LGBT community on Saturday has been well publicized.
A secondary promotion held by the team has not been.
At best it seems like an odd pairing.
Aside from the 'You Can Play Equality Night,' fans can pay $25 for a ticket to Saturday's game against the Minnesota Wild at BB&T Center in Sunrise as well as a pregame 'meet-and-greet' with Amanda Zuckerman and McCrae Olson from the CBS/Viacom reality show Big Brother 15.
Zuckerman, who resides in South Florida, was one of the Big Brother houseguests who made headlines during last summer's show for making off-putting racial and homophobic comments.
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SUNRISE, Fla. -- For a game worth only two points in the standings, Tim Thomas wanted this win.
Maybe not as much as the victory which earned him a Stanley Cup.
But he still wanted one Thursday.
Moments after falling 3-2 to the Boston Bruins, his former team, since returning from a year-long sabbatical, the Florida Panthers netminder sat in his stall, holding back emotions...
The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch suggests that the Florida Panthers' new owners plan on shaking up the team, with just about everyone who's not a top prospect up for grabs:
Three weeks into the season — and less than a month since Vincent Viola and Douglas Cifu took over the franchise — sources say the Panthers are prepared to move any of their veteran players...
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Nick Bjugstad will never forget that night in April 2003.
The Minnesota Wild, his favorite team, were in the midst of a Game 7 overtime battle against the Colorado Avalanche, trying to capture their first playoff series victory.
Tucked away in bed on a school night, the 10-year-old Bjugstad listened intently for a sign. Anything to indicate an outcome.
Tim Thomas and the Florida Panthers were eager to end their losing streak.
Brad Boyes and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in a shootout, lifting Florida over the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game skid.
Thomas made 31 saves for his first win since a 4-2 victory in the season opener at Dallas on Oct. 3.
''That's exactly what I told the team before the...
from George Richards of On Froze Pond,
New Panthers goalie Tim Thomas said he approached Thursday's game like any other. His shaking body in the moments after a hard-fought 3-2 loss to his former teammates belied Thomas' words.
This one stung.
"It hurts the way ended up,'' Thomas said minutes after Reilly Smith -- one of the few Bruins on the ice...
Brad Boyes and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in a shootout, lifting the Florida Panthers over the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Boyes' backhander went through the legs of goalie Josh Harding for the winner. Huberdeau beat Harding on the stick side for the first shootout goal.
Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu were turned aside by Panthers goalie...
Reilly Smith scored the game-winning goal with 59 seconds left in the third period and the Boston Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Thursday night.
Smith backhanded the puck into the net between the legs of Tim Thomas after a faceoff in the Panthers' zone. The goal spoiled Thomas' first game against his former team since joining the Panthers as a free agent.
The Panthers have never been very successful in overtime and shootouts but they also never had a two-time Vezina Trophy winner such as Tim Thomas in net.
Thomas made a bushel of spectacular saves including one in the last second of overtime and Brad Boyes clinched a 2-1 shootout victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night at the BB&T Center to snap a three-game losing...
The Bruins came they saw and they conquered Tim Thomas and the Florida Panthers.
Some of the suspense was taken out of the proceedings when the Bruins scored two early goals against the 39-year-old goaltender and a shoddy Florida defense but they also managed to tack on in the closing minute of the third period for a 3-2 victory at a quarter-filled BB&T Center.
There were many times during his time with the Bruins that Tim Thomas stood on his head and bailed the team out on an off-night by playing out of his mind. It’s one of the reasons he was one of the best goalies in the NHL at one point.
The now ex-Bruin, who probably has pretty strong feelings about bailouts of a different kind, bailed out his former team once more Thursday night...
For the first 59 minutes of Thursday night's game between the Boston Bruins and the Florida Panthers, the story was how great Tim Thomas was playing against the team he won a Stanley Cup with in 2011. Then Reilly Smith stole the spotlight and the win. Smith scored with 59 seconds left in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and give the Bruins a much needed two points in the...
The Florida Panthers are ready to start dealing some of their veteran players. That's according to a report from the Ottawa Sun which indicates the new owners in Florida are prepared to make some moves less than a month after they took control of the franchise.
It seems awfully early to be waving the white flag considering the Panthers have played just nine games and are...