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Preview, picks for the 2015 NCAA hockey East Regional

When Boston College and Denver met in the first round of last year’s NCAA hockey tournament, they did so as polar opposites. A defensive-minded Pioneers squad led by senior netminder Sam Brittain squared off against a high-powered Eagles offense led by college hockey folk hero Johnny Gaudreau. The Eagles routed the Pioneers in that Northeast Regional tilt, 6-2, […] The post...
Via Along the Boards
March 26, 2015  |  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
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers recall goalie Sam Brittain from ECHL affiliate

The Florida Panthers have recalled goaltender Sam Brittain from the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL), the team announced Monday. Brittain, 22, has played 12 games for Cincinnati this season, posting a 6-5-1 record with one shutout. He was named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week (Dec. 22-28) after going 1-0-0 with a 0.97 goals-against average and a .970 save percentage. This is his first...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers waive G Dan Ellis in first batch of training camp moves

The Florida Panthers announced Sunday that 12 players have either been cut or re-assigned to the team's American Hockey League affiliate in San Antonio. Heading to San Antonio are: F Connor Brickley, G Sam Brittain, G Michael Houser, F Steven Hodges, D Josh McFadden, F John McFarland, F Brett Olson, D Jonathan Racine, F Logan Shaw and D Shayne Taker. Forward Joe Basaraba has been...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers drop split-squad preseason game to Predators in shootout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Craig Smith and Derek Roy scored in a shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in a split-squad exhibition game. Carter Hutton made 23 saves and stopped both Florida attempts in the shootout. Smith scored for Nashville (2-1-0) at 4:11 of the first period, converting a rebound of Garrett Noonan's shot. Smith...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators beat Panthers 2-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Craig Smith and Derek Roy scored in a shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in a split-squad exhibition game. Carter Hutton made 23 saves and stopped both Florida attempts in the shootout. Smith scored for Nashville (2-1-0) at 4:11 of the first period, converting a rebound of Garrett Noonan's shot. Smith...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers drop split-squad preseason game to Predators in shootout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Craig Smith and Derek Roy scored in a shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in a split-squad exhibition game. Carter Hutton made 23 saves and stopped both Florida attempts in the shootout. Smith scored for Nashville (2-1-0) at 4:11 of the first period, converting a rebound of Garrett Noonan's shot. Smith...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s all over so here’s your All-Rookie Tournament Team

Kris Martel of The Predatorial, Thomas Willis of NashvillePredators.com and Jeremy K. Gover of Section 303 huddled up following all six games and voted on the All-Rookie Tournament team. Three forwards, two defensemen and one goalie were to be selected by each media member. The players with the most votes made the team while any player receiving just one vote made the honorable...
Via Section 303
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville’s online media contingent chooses All-Rookie Tournament team

Kris Martel of The Predatorial, Thomas Willis of NashvillePredators.com and Jeremy K. Gover of Section 303 huddled up following all six games and voted on the All-Rookie Tournament team. Three forwards, two defensemen and one goalie were to be selected by each media member. The players with the most votes made the team while any player receiving just one vote made the honorable...
Via The Predatorial
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie Tournament Day 1 Stats and Observations

Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Boston Bruins Statistics (Through one game): Florida Panthers Statistics (Through one game): Thoughts: The main thing I took away from game one between the Bruins and Panthers was that, outside of Boston’s David Pastrnak, no one really impressed me. That includes Aaron Ekblad. Speaking of Ekblad, the number one overall pick finished the game...
Via The Predatorial
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers prospects camp: Rookies, it's time to get to work

If you're getting a sense of deja vu don't be alarmed, you aren't crazy. It was only a month ago that Florida Panthers prospects convened at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs for their annual development camp. While many of the names remain same, the difference between development camp and this week's prospects camp is night and day. The players that entered the Panthers practice...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Goaltending future lacks certainty for Florida Panthers

Although you may not find an advertisement for it in the help wanted ads, the Florida Panthers are currently hiring. Goaltenders wanted, apply within. With only two goaltending prospects currently under contract, the Panthers began their annual development camp this week hoping that one of the four goalie invitees -- Sam Brittain, Evan Cowley, Colin Steves and Hugo Fagerblom  -...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers continue to lock up number of key prospects

Though the NHL Draft and free agency are still several weeks away, the Florida Panthers have already begun to shore up their future by locking up several key prospects this offseason. With the addition of forward Steven Hodges on June 1, the Panthers have now signed five prospects since April 21, and they likely won't stop there. Traditionally one of the league's weaker teams in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver G Sam Brittain Accidentally Scores on Himself against Western Michigan

Denver’s goaltender, Sam Brittain, a Panther prospect, didn’t exactly start Friday’s NCHC semifinal game against Western Michigan well. Just 42 seconds into the game, Brittain misplayed a puck off the end boards that ricocheted off his pad and into the net. Let this be a lesson to always err on the side of caution, goalies. [@cjzero] The post Denver G Sam Brittain Accidentally...
Via Diehardsport
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NCHC Awards.

Tonight, the NCHC handed out their individual awards for the leagues most outstanding players and a coach of the year. There were a couple of surprising choices and I would have chosen some others different, but hey they can't make everyone happy.First lets start with the NCHC Player of the Year, Josh Archibald. Archibald would lead the NCHC in goals with 23 and win the league scoring...
Via Goon's World
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota Lands Three Players on the NCHC All-Conference teams.

NCHC All-Conference First Team Josh Archibald, Jr., F, Nebraska OmahaNic Dowd, Sr., F, St. Cloud State Austin Czarnik, Jr., F, MiamiDillon Simpson, Sr., D, North Dakota Joey LaLeggia, Jr., D, Denver Sam Brittain, Sr., G, Denver NCHC All-Conference Second TeamChase Balisy, Sr., F, Western Michigan Riley Barber, So., F, MiamiMichael Parks, Jr., F, North DakotaJacob Slavin, Fr., D...
Via Goon's World
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Some NCHC Stats

Here's a look at some of the NCHC statistics that I broke down for a post that was originally posted on the Hockey Writers. That should be up in the next day. NCHC Goaltending Save Percentage Leaders (all games) – min 10 games.1   Sam Brittain, DU, .935Tie Lukas Hafner, WMU, .9353    Ryan McKay, MU, .9214    Zane Gothberg, UND, .9165    Ryan Faragher, SCSU, .912NCHC...
Via Goon's World
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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