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Pens and Erreything Else: May 8th, 2015

    A daily links column for what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than pizza and beer with Bruce Boudreau Thanks for all your help with naming this column.  Even you, trolls. Fun first week erreybody. The Pittsburgh Penguins The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins That’s right…we are going AHL – One night after...
Via The Pensblog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Johnson Shines in Breakout Season with Tampa Bay Lightning

Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning shoots the puck against goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Florida Panthers during the first period at the Amalie Arena on March 24, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images) Tyler Johnson has been the surprise of this NHL season. The Tampa Bay Lightning center has opened eyes around the league with his amazing...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers damage Bruins' playoff chances; Jagr climbs all-time lists

  Roberto Luongo earned his 401st career win and Jaromir Jagr got his 1,800th career point Thursday night, helping the Florida Panthers beat Boston 4-2, damaging the Bruins' playoff hopes. The Bruins have lost two straight after winning their previous five games. They trail Ottawa by two points and Pittsburgh by one for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston squanders playoff opportunity losing to Florida 4-2

Photo Credit Joel Auerbach- Getty ImagesThe Boston Bruins had a chance to clinch a playoff spot against the Florida Panthers, but came up empty as Florida would play spoiler and defeat Boston 4-2. Ottawa pulled ahead of Boston by defeating the New York Rangers 3-0. Boston is now on the outside looking in with one game remaining against Tampa Bay Saturday to close out the regular...
Via BruinsLife
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers damage Bruins' playoff chances, 4-2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Roberto Luongo earned his 401st career win and Jaromir Jagr got his 1,800th career point Thursday night, helping the Florida Panthers beat Boston 4-2, damaging the Bruins' playoff hopes. The Bruins have lost two straight after winning their previous five games. They trail Ottawa by two points and Pittsburgh by one for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Lose 4-2 To Panthers, Fall Out Of Eastern Conference Playoff Picture

The Boston Bruins lost 4-2 to the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, which drops the Original Six club outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture with one game left in the regular season. The two teams were tied 1-1 going into the second intermission, but the Panthers controlled play in the third period and capitalized on their scoring chances with three goals on nine shots...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Jaffe: Bruins Getting Too Close In Front Of Net Vs. Panthers (Video)

Sometimes, a small step back can lead to a big leap forward. In their crucial matchup against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, the Boston Bruins did a good job in the first period of getting in front of goaltender Roberto Luongo to create scoring chances. And most of the time, getting up close and personal to screen the goalie is what you want. As NESN’s Billy Jaffe explains...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Luongo gets 400th win as Panthers blow Hurricanes away

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Roberto Luongo earned his 400th career win, and Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist to tie Ron Francis for fourth place on the NHL's career points list to lift the Florida Panthers over the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1 on Thursday night. Luongo made 31 saves to become the 11th NHL goalie to record 400 wins as the Panthers recorded their largest margin of victory this...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Luongo earns 400th win, Panthers top Hurricanes 6-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Roberto Luongo earned his 400th career win, and Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist to tie Ron Francis for fourth place on the NHL's career points list to lift the Florida Panthers over the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1 on Thursday night. Luongo made 31 saves to become the 11th NHL goalie to record 400 wins as the Panthers recorded their largest margin of victory...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucic's late tiebreaking goal lifts Bruins past Panthers

  Milan Lucic scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:09 left as Boston rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 Tuesday night, giving the Bruins two valuable points as the try to hang on to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Tuukka Rask kept the puck out during a final scramble at the buzzer with Florida on a power play and an extra skater for goalie Roberto Luongo. David...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Beat Panthers 3-2, Strengthen Position In Playoff Race

BOSTON — The Bruins earned a thrilling comeback win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night with a stellar third period. Boston entered the final 20 minutes of regulation trailing 2-1, but two goals from Ryan Spooner line propelled Boston to a 3-2 victory and increased its chances of reaching the playoffs to 82.8 percent (a 10.2 percent increase), per Sports Club Stats. The...
Via NESN.com
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Playoff hopes take hit as Panthers fall on road to Bruins

BOSTON (AP) -- Milan Lucic scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:09 left as Boston rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 Tuesday night, giving the Bruins two valuable points as the try to hang on to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Tuukka Rask kept the puck out during a final scramble at the buzzer with Florida on a power play and an extra skater for goalie Roberto...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Eventual Norris Trophy Winner Ccored Game-Winner In Roberto Luongo’s First Win?

Roberto Luongo has struggled at times in his career against the Boston Bruins, most notably in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. The then-Vancouver Canucks goaltender was lit up by the Bruins at TD Garden in three crucial games paving the way to Boston’s win. However, what many likely forget is that the Garden hasn’t always been a house of horrors for Luongo. The goalie made his NHL...
Via NESN.com
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers topple reeling Leafs 4-1

TORONTO (AP) Brandon Pirri scored twice and the Florida Panthers earned a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. The loss was the seventh straight for Toronto, which is 6-28-3 in 2015. Roberto Luongo delivered a solid performance in goal and Jonathan Huberdeau, Steven Kampfer and Pirri scored second-period goals to put Florida in front. Pirri added a late empty...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers-Maple Leafs Preview

If the Florida Panthers are to have any chance at moving into playoff position, they must improve their play on the road. Following a frustrating defeat to open their five-game trip, the Panthers look to rebound by handing the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs a seventh straight loss Thursday night. Florida (33-26-14) overcame a 2-0 hole with three straight second-period goals but gave up...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning score twice in 3rd, rally for victory over Panthers

  Ryan Callahan and Nikita Kucherov scored in the third period, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Kucherov tied it at 3 with a wraparound for his 27th goal at 1:30. Callahan skated from behind the net and snapped a shot past Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo from the left circle with 2:28 left on the clock. Brenden Morrow and...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers at Lightning game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 7 P.M. The Florida Panthers certainly aren't giving up their playoff dream without a fight, but they'll be tested on a five-game trip that begins with an in-state date against the league's best home team. Coming off a big win over one of the teams directly ahead of them, the Panthers look to keep closing the gap in the Eastern Conference...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirri leads Panthers past Bruins in shootout

  Brandon Pirri scored the winning shootout goal to lead the Florida Panthers over the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Saturday night. Pirri beat Tuukka Rask five-hole in the second round of the shootout. Roberto Luongo turned aside all three of Boston's shooters. The Panthers won their second in a row and beat Boston for the first time since a 6-2 home victory March 15, 2012, a span of 10...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Open Thread 3/20: Four Thoughts

1) A lot of talk going around regarding Cam Talbot’s trade value and what he could potentially bring in return to NY. There’s no doubt that he’ll be highly sought after this offseason by multiple teams, which will drive up the price for his services.  A second round pick + a decent prospect should be the starting price for the bidding. All about asset management which the...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Wings look to continue road dominance of Panthers

A team meeting sparked the Detroit Red Wings to what they're hoping to be the start of a turnaround, and now they're expected to get Darren Helm back. Any excitement, however, is certainly muted with Pavel Datsyuk out again. The Red Wings try to withstand Datsyuk's absence Thursday night as they attempt to continue their road dominance of the Florida Panthers, who could have Roberto...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  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
March 11, 2015  |  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
March 11, 2015  |  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
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Flu strikes Panthers, who are already without top 2 goalies

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Panthers are missing more than just their starting and backup goalies against the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. Jaromir Jagr, Erik Gudbranson and Willie Mitchell all sat out due to a flu-like illness. Mitchell had been scheduled to return on Thursday after missing 15 games because of an upper-body injury. No. 1 goalie Roberto Luongo will miss the...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  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
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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