Luongo gets 3rd shutout, Panthers beat Canadiens 2-0

MONTREAL (AP) — Roberto Luongo stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the season and 76th of his career, leading the Florida Panthers to a 2-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. Aaron Ekblad and Aleksander Barkov scored to help the Panthers inch closer to a playoff position, pulling three points behind idle new Jersey for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference...
1 day ago

Jets' Kulikov to miss 8 weeks after back surgery

Dmitry Kulikov was hurt while taking a shot during Winnipeg's 3-2 victory over New Jersey on March 8. After the inflammation went down, it was decided the nine-year veteran's best option was to fix the problem through surgery.
2 days ago

Dmitry Kulikov out eight weeks following back surgery

When Dmitry Kulikov was listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury last week, it seemed completely innocuous. Now, it appears to be anything but and potentially season-altering for the Winnipeg Jets. Sportsnet’s Sean Reynolds reports that Kulikov is undergoing back surgery and will be out about eight weeks. For perspective, that would be a return around May 12th, most likely...
Via Pro Hockey Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notable Contracts Key for Panthers’ Future

The NHL is a business. Hockey is a game loved by many, and as fans, we often forget how much more goes into success than what we see on a night-to-night basis. Coaches and players are the ones we accredit wins and losses to, but it’s the behind scenes work that allows them to play every night. If a team is to have on-ice success, they must first succeed in off-ice decisions, a responsibility...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Reimer makes 46 saves in shutout, Panthers blank Bruins 3-0

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — James Reimer tied a season high with 46 saves to lead the Florida Panthers over the Boston Bruins 3-0 on Thursday night. Making his first start in six games, Reimer earned his third shutout of the season. Nick Bjugstad had a goal and an assist, and Vincent Trocheck and Aaron Ekblad also scored. Evgenii Dadonov added two assists. Florida moved within three points...
5 days ago

How dangerous are the Florida Panthers?

The Panthers have one of the NHL's best records in recent weeks following some early-season struggles. How have they turned their season around? What are their chances of making the playoffs? How much damage can they do if they qualify?
5 days ago

Yandle’s Play Igniting Panthers

When the Florida Panthers signed defenseman Keith Yandle to a seven-year contract worth $44.5 million, he was expected to make an immediate impact on the power play as well as give the Panthers an offensive presence they lacked at the time. A year later, Yandle was fresh off a 41-point season with 18 power play points (PPP). Yet, as a team, the production fell short and left people...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Panthers sign Patrick Bajkov to three-year contract

The Florida Panthers have signed another exciting young prospect Friday, inking Patrick Bajkov to a three-year entry-level contract. The 20-year old forward is playing for the Everett Silvertips in the WHL, but could spend some time on an amateur tryout in the AHL before the end of the season.Bajkov wasn’t selected in the NHL draft, but has impressed scouts all season with his offensive...
Via Pro Hockey Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Panthers are suddenly a legitimate playoff threat

The Florida Panthers lost to the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Lightning Tuesday in overtime, snapping a six-game winning streak, and while the loss was tough to swallow after battling back from a  4-2 deficit in the third to force OT, it was indicative of just how well Florida has played of late.The Panthers have thrust themselves into the playoff conversation thanks to that...
Via Yardbarker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Nick Bjugstad registers first career hat trick

The Panthers needed every goal they got in a high-scoring affair with the Lightning Tuesday.
Via Sporting News
13 days ago

NHL announces Global Series schedule

This season, the NHL returned to their Global Series with events in China and Sweden. Both were considered successes, and now the league has released their plan for the 2018-19 season, which will include four different international cities.In the preseason, the Global Series Challenge will continue in Switzerland and Germany, while regular season games will be played in Sweden and...
Via Pro Hockey Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers surprise Stoneman Douglas hockey team with Stanley Cup, flight to nationals

The Florida Panthers arranged for state champion Stoneman Douglas hockey players to spend time with the Stanley Cup on Monday.
Via Puck Daddy
14 days ago

Roberto Luongo gives emotional speech about school shooting

Longtime Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo gave an emotional speech about the Parkland school shooting prior to the team’s home game against the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.Luongo is in his 10th season with the team, spread over two stints. Luongo lives in Parkland and says his children go to school in Parkland, so last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey player shares emotional hug with father after making U.S. Olympic team

The NHL not allowing players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics means many of the world’s biggest names will not be participating in the games in South Korea. But that also created some awesome opportunities for other players, and some incredible moments.Take for instance what happened between Bobby Butler and his father after the Milwaukee Admirals forward learned he had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 01, 2018  |  Discuss

The Florida Panthers’ defense is awful

The Florida Panthers lost 5-4 against the New York Rangers on Saturday night, their third straight defeat. The team had so much hype leading up to the season, but all of that has been decimated by their lack of ability to prevent the other team from scoring. Their offense is performing fairly well, averaging four to five goals a game. However, their defense is one of the worst in...
November 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay RW JT Brown raises fist during national anthem

Prior to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s game against the Florida Panthers Saturday night, Lightning right-winger J.T. Brown raised his fist in protest during the national anthem. It is the first time this NHL season we have seen a hockey player join in the peaceful anthem protest that began with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick taking a knee. The protests — which many other players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 07, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL free agent Jiri Hudler accused of demanding cocaine on flight

Jiri Hudler, currently out of an NHL job, might find his employment prospects irreparably damaged due to some alarming allegations regarding his belligerent behavior on a recent flight.Hudler is accused of demanding cocaine from a flight attendant and attempting to urinate on a food cart during a flight from New York to Prague. The Czech Republic-born winger also is accused of doing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 06, 2017  |  Discuss

What we saw in the Florida Panthers’ preseason double header

On Tuesday, the Florida Panthers played a two-game split-squad against last years Western Conference Champions, the Nashville Predators. In the first game, the Panthers came out on top 5-3 but lost the second game 3-2.  The Panthers were able to test out some of their new skaters who they signed in the offseason, such as Connor Brickley, and also get some of their prime veterans...
September 24, 2017  |  Discuss

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Well, that was certainly unexpected. What was supposed to be another schadenfreude-filled Thursday Night Football game between rebuilding franchises turned out to be a shootout of the epic variety, featuring a final score that's literally never been seen before. The Rams came out victorious, leaving the team feeling good about itself. Probably a little too good, in fact, but hey...
September 22, 2017  |  Discuss

ECHL team makes creative, compelling offer to Jaromir Jagr

The ageless Jaromir Jagr, 45, hasn’t yet received an offer from an NHL team this offseason, despite a desire to continue his professional hockey career at the highest level.The Florida Panthers have opted not to bring back Jagr, despite the fact he remained a contributor, notching 46 points while playing in all 82 games last season. Jagr, who has expressed hope of playing until he...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

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