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NHL GMs discuss diving, protecting goalies but take no action yet

  NHL general managers opened three days of meetings without action on two key items on the agenda -- goalie interference and the possibility of three-on-three play in overtime. Instead, discussions Monday centered on diving and embellishment, and protecting goaltenders in the crease. The NHL is debating whether it should tell referees which players are frequent offenders. ''One...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets at Florida Panthers game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. While the Winnipeg Jets hope injuries won't hinder their postseason push, the Florida Panthers could have their No. 1 goaltender back to help the team's quest to move into playoff position. After missing two games with a shoulder injury, Roberto Luongo could be in net Thursday night against the visiting Jets. Luongo...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets-Panthers Preview

While the Winnipeg Jets hope injuries won't hinder their postseason push, the Florida Panthers could have their No. 1 goaltender back to help the team's quest to move into playoff position. After missing two games with a shoulder injury, Roberto Luongo could be in net Thursday night against the visiting Jets. Luongo and backup Al Montoya (groin) were both injured during a 3-2 home...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers holding public tryouts for practice goalie

After the Florida Panthers ran out of goaltenders the other night, the team announced an open amateur tryout to find a backup practice goalie for a day. Both Panthers goalies, Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya, suffered injuries in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs, forcing 41-year-old goalie coach Robb Tallas to take over the netminding duties. So any hockey fan who wants...
Via The Other Paper
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders at Florida Panthers game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Florida Panthers likely viewed their longest homestand of the season as a promising chance to boost their playoff hopes. A goaltending corps decimated by injury and an outbreak of illness could make it challenging for the Panthers to end their lengthy stay with a winning record. A visit from the Metropolitan...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders-Panthers Preview

The Florida Panthers likely viewed their longest homestand of the season as a promising chance to boost their playoff hopes. A goaltending corps decimated by injury and an outbreak of illness could make it challenging for the Panthers to end their lengthy stay with a winning record. A visit from the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders on Saturday night could make that...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers inviting public to try out -- for goalie

  The Florida Panthers are holding goalie auditions for anyone who wants to play. No, really. The Panthers announced Thursday plans for a contest that will give someone a amateur try-out contract and the chance to be Florida's backup practice goalie - for one day. Earlier this week, the Panthers considered putting a forward or an assistant coach in goal after regular netminders...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers inviting the public to try out - for goalie

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Panthers are holding goalie auditions for anyone who wants to play. No, really. The Panthers announced Thursday plans for a contest that will give someone a amateur try-out contract and the chance to be Florida's backup practice goalie - for one day. Earlier this week, the Panthers considered putting a forward or an assistant coach in goal after regular...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle for 8th, Bruins' and Florida Panthers' Strengths/Weaknesses

Via Donny Rivette, Litter Box CatsYou have to give credit when it is due, and with this Florida Panthers team you just have to appreciate what they have done. The Cats went from being at the bottom of the Eastern Conference a year ago to being a legitimate playoff contender this season. The fact of the matter is the Bruins are just a hair ahead of the Panthers in the standings with...
Via BruinsLife
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Call Up Two Goalies To Replace Roberto Luongo, Al Montoya

SUNRISE, Fla. — Dan Ellis has not logged a single minute in the NHL all season. And he might now be the key to the Florida Panthers’ postseason hopes. The Panthers will be without goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya for at least one game and possibly longer after both got hurt against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night, setting off a chain...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers lose game and goalies while Bruins hold on to playoff spot

Luongo goes to replace Montoya for his second outing of the game.Photo: Luis M. Alvarez-AP With a limited amount of games remaining the regular season, the Boston Bruins are barely hanging on to the second wild card spot, good for eighth in the Eastern Conference. Last night, the Florida Panthers had a chance to tie the B's for that final spot but fell short to the Toronto Maple...
Via BruinsLife
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers call up 2 goalies with both Luongo, Montoya hurt

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Panthers will be without injured goalies Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya for at least Thursday night's game against Dallas, and possibly longer. To replace them, the Panthers recalled Dan Ellis from San Antonio of the AHL and Sam Brittain from Cincinnati of the ECHL. Ellis will start Thursday against the Stars, his former team. Brittain has never played...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/4/15

PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 1: Robbie Tallas of the Pittsburgh Penguins poses for a portrait at the Mellon Arena on September 1, 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia. (Photo by Getty Images/NHLI) What everyone is talking about The Florida Panthers saw Roberto Luongo get injured in last night’s game. They also saw Al Montoya get injured. That left 0 healthy goalies, so Rob Tallas...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida’s Bizarre Goalie Situation

It was quite the bizarre situation at the Florida Panthers game Tuesday night. The Panthers were facing off against the Toronto Maple Leafs and were looking to tie the Boston Bruins in points for that last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With just about four minutes remaining in the first period Panthers goalie Robert Luongo took a shot up high that would take him out of...
Via Beyond The Benches
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign emergency goalie during game due to injuries

Robb Tallas has 99 career NHL appearances to his name, and he came dangerously close to adding No. 100 — as a 41-year-old. The Florida Panthers goaltending coach nearly was called on for action Tuesday night as the Panthers hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tallas was signed to an emergency contact after both of the Panthers’ goalies — Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya — went...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Robb Tallas suits up for Panthers in emergency situation (Video)

Florida Panthers goaltending coach Robb Tallas signed a 1-day contract and suited up to play Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs in an emergency situation. Starting goalie Roberto Luongo was hit by a puck in the neck area in the first period and did not come out after the first intermission. Backup Al Montoya...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Both Panthers goalies hurt in loss to Leafs; coach suits up

  Peter Holland and the Toronto Maple Leafs took advantage after both Panthers goalies were injured Tuesday night and beat Florida 3-2 to snap a franchise-worst 16-game, road-losing streak. Holland netted the winning goal 5:28 into the third period against Al Montoya, who had replaced injured starter Roberto Luongo after the first period. It was the Maple Leafs' first road win in...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers forced to shuffle goalies, fall at home to Maple Leafs

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Peter Holland and the Toronto Maple Leafs took advantage after both Panthers goalies were injured Tuesday night and beat Florida 3-2 to snap a franchise-worst 16-game, road-losing streak.  Holland netted the winning goal 5:28 into the third period against Al Montoya, who had replaced injured starter Roberto Luongo after the first period. It was the Maple Leafs...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs earn 3-2 win about both Panthers goalies injured

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Peter Holland and the Toronto Maple Leafs took advantage after both Panthers goalies were injured Tuesday night and beat Florida 3-2 to snap a franchise-worst 16-game, road-losing streak. Holland netted the winning goal 5:28 into the third period against Al Montoya, who had replaced injured starter Roberto Luongo after the first period. It was the Maple Leafs...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr has goal, assist as Panthers beat Lightning

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist, and the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Sunday. Aaron Ekblad, Brad Boyes and Aleksander Barkov also scored for the Panthers. Al Montoya made 20 saves, and Jonathan Huberdeau had three assists. Jagr, who was acquired in a trade with New Jersey on Thursday for two draft picks, moved into a tie with Phil Esposito...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers edge Lightning in crucial intrastate showdown

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist, and the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Sunday. Aaron Ekblad, Brad Boyes and Aleksander Barkov also scored for the Panthers. Al Montoya made 20 saves, and Jonathan Huberdeau had three assists. Jagr, who was acquired in a trade with New Jersey on Thursday for two draft picks, moved into a tie with Phil...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jagr helps Panthers edge Lightning 4-3

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist, and the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Sunday. Aaron Ekblad, Brad Boyes and Aleksander Barkov also scored for the Panthers. Al Montoya made 20 saves, and Jonathan Huberdeau had three assists. Jagr was acquired in a trade with New Jersey on Thursday for two draft picks. He gave Florida a 1-0 lead when...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers edge Lightning in crucial intrastate showdown

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist, and the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Sunday. Aaron Ekblad, Brad Boyes and Aleksander Barkov also scored for the Panthers. Al Montoya made 20 saves, and Jonathan Huberdeau had three assists. Jagr, who was acquired in a trade with New Jersey on Thursday for two draft picks, moved into a tie with Phil...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Goaltender Al Montoya makes 26 saves in Panthers' loss to Stars

DALLAS (AP) -- Kari Lehtonen shut out the Florida Panthers, making 37 saves as the Stars won 2-0 on Friday night. But Dallas lost three players to injuries. Lehtonen made the Stars' two first-period goals hold up for their third straight win. The Panthers have lost on consecutive nights. Jamie Benn scored Dallas' third short-handed goal in two games; the Stars lead the NHL with nine...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Goaltender Al Montoya makes 26 saves in Panthers' loss to Stars

DALLAS (AP) -- Kari Lehtonen shut out the Florida Panthers, making 37 saves as the Stars won 2-0 on Friday night. But Dallas lost three players to injuries. Lehtonen made the Stars' two first-period goals hold up for their third straight win. The Panthers have lost on consecutive nights. Jamie Benn scored Dallas' third short-handed goal in two games; the Stars lead the NHL with nine...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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