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SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment today announced that the Florida Panthers mascot, Stanley C. Panther, was recognized with the honorable mention as “Best Mascot” of 2011 by, one of the premier websit...

Marco Sturm Returns to Boston Having Finally Found a Home with Panthers after Year of Travels and Trials

BOSTON -- Marco Sturm's many travels have finally brought him back to a familiar place, albeit in a strange new role. The former Bruins forward was back in Boston on Thursday for the first time since being traded to Los Angeles last Dec. 11, returning to play against the Bruins for the first time since that deal. He's not with the Kings anymore though. Sturm is actually with...

Jose Theodore Wins 'Post Game' Award With Some Help From His Goal Frame

How unlucky can one team be? The Bruins hit the post five times and Jose Theodore stopped the rest of the 40 shots he faced on Thursday night and the Panthers stole a 2-0 win from the Bruins at the TD Garden. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette feels like this might be one of those games that sticks with you for a while. Here's hoping that Bruins fans can move past this "Post...

Kevin Freiheit: Sabres can deny Florida of 1st place

If the playoffs started today, the Sabres would be playing the Florida Panthers. The other matchups would be PHI vs. OTT, BOS vs. TOR, PIT vs. NYR. I think those would be some entertaining series. But, the playoffs are months away and the Sabres are looking to win some games at home while the Panthers are looking to move into 1st place in the Eastern Confernce! Buffalo and...

Shawn Thornton, Krys Barch Have History of Trading Tips, Punches on Journey to Becoming NHL Tough Guys

BOSTON -- Krys Barch was at a crossroad in his career. A steady scorer who never topped 100 minutes in penalties in junior, Barch realized fulfilling his NHL dreams would require a different approach. "I took a year off hockey and I started in the Coast [ECHL]," Barch said. "I scored more points in junior than I ever fought. My wife and I were about to have a kid and...

Krys Barch Delivers Questionable Head Shot on Daniel Paille Ending Night for Bruins Forward (Video)

Krys Barch made his Florida Panthers debut on Thursday night, and he didn't take long to make his presence known. Early in the first period, Barch zeroed in on Bruins forward Daniel Paille and delivered a hit in the corner. Barch had to answer quickly for the hit, both in terms of a fight with Shawn Thornton and a 2-minute minor for charging. The initital hit sent Paille to the...

Shawn Thornton, Krys Barch Square Off Thursday As Pair Have Punch-Filled Past (Video)

I'm not a betting man, but if I had a few bucks lying around, I'd toss them on Shawn Thornton and Krys Barch getting into a little donnybrook on Thursday night at the TD Garden. Barch was just acquired from the Stars and is making his Panthers debut, but Bruins fans are pretty familiar with his work -- most notably when he served as Thornton's speed bag during last year...

Theodore stops 40, Panthers blank Bruins (AP)

Tomas Kopecky broke a scoreless tie with 2:32 left and Jose Theodore stopped 40 shots as the Florida Panthers beat the Boston Bruins 2-0 on Thursday night and sent Tim Thomas to his first loss in 11 games. It was the second shutout of the season for Theodore. Kris Versteeg added an empty-netter with 42 seconds left, outracing the Bruins to a loose puck and backhanding it into the net to clinch it.

Panthers-Rangers Preview

Even after a defeat, the Florida Panthers still feel good about themselves. Looking to bounce back from their first loss in more than a week, the Southeast Division-leading Panthers try to continue their recent success against the New York Rangers on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. Florida (16-8-5) had its three-game winning streak snapped with a 2-1 overtime loss at Buffalo...

Florida Panthers’ Jose Theodore shines in victory against Bruins

Jose Theodore made 40 saves, Tomas Kopecky scored with 2:32 left and the Panthers beat the defending Stanley Cup champions for their third victory in a row.

Panthers-Sabres Preview

The Florida Panthers' status as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference may be the biggest surprise in the NHL this season. The Buffalo Sabres' struggles were also unexpected, and they're preaching patience to their fan base. The Panthers go for their longest winning streak in almost four years Friday night when they attempt to win back-to-back road games against...

Florida Panthers earn point from OT but feel the sting

Although they played a strong defensive game, the Panthers have set the bar high enough that their loss was disappointing.

Thomas less than perfect

In the third period of last night’s 2-0 loss to the Panthers at TD Garden, Thomas booted out a Shawn Matthias shot, then placed the rebound in the net-front danger zone. Florida took advantage of Thomas’s rare misplay. Tomas Kopecky jammed the puck home at 17:28 for the game-winning goal.
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