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Panthers down Flyers in shootout

The Flyers had a chance to close the homestand off with more success. In a sense, they did. After failing to record a point for the first time in five games, the Flyers grabbed a point on Thursday night. But the dreaded shootout struck again as the Flyers couldn't beat Roberto Luongo in overtime as the Florida Panthers claimed a 2-1 shootout win over the Flyers at Wells Fargo...
Via Flyerdelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Late goal from Bjugstad sends Panthers to win over Sabres

  Nick Bjugstad scored late in the second period and rookie Aaron Ekblad had three assists to lift the Florida Panthers over the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Saturday night. Tomas Kopecky and Brad Boyes also scored for the Panthers Roberto Luongo made 26 saves. Brian Gionta and Drew Stafford scored for Buffalo and Michal Neuvirth stopped 34 shots. The Panthers are 4-1-1 in their past five...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Bjugstad, Aaron Ekblad lead Panthers past visiting Sabres

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Nick Bjugstad scored late in the second period and rookie Aaron Ekblad had three assists to lift the Florida Panthers over the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Saturday night. Tomas Kopecky and Brad Boyes also scored for the Panthers Roberto Luongo made 26 saves. Brian Gionta and Drew Stafford scored for Buffalo and Michal Neuvirth stopped 34 shots. The Panthers are 4...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Late goal sends Panthers past Sabres 3-2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Nick Bjugstad scored late in the second period and rookie Aaron Ekblad had three assists to lift the Florida Panthers over the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Saturday night. Tomas Kopecky and Brad Boyes also scored for the Panthers Roberto Luongo made 26 saves. Brian Gionta and Drew Stafford scored for Buffalo and Michal Neuvirth stopped 34 shots. The Panthers are 4-1...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Bjugstad, Aaron Ekblad lead Panthers past visiting Sabres

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Nick Bjugstad scored late in the second period and rookie Aaron Ekblad had three assists to lift the Florida Panthers over the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Saturday night. Tomas Kopecky and Brad Boyes also scored for the Panthers Roberto Luongo made 26 saves. Brian Gionta and Drew Stafford scored for Buffalo and Michal Neuvirth stopped 34 shots. The Panthers are 4...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers coach Gerard Gallant preaches equality among lines

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- When asking Florida Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant about the team's formidable fourth line, don't expect his response to come without candor. "That's not a fourth line," Gallant said adamantly with a smirk after the team's so-called fourth line notched two goals in a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. "It's a good line. They work hard, compete...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers counting on bounce-back seasons from Fleischmann, Kopecky

In an attempt to climb out of the cellar of the Eastern Conference standings, the Florida Panthers spent millions during the offseason to acquire several high-priced free agents. While these additions immediately improved the team's fortunes for the upcoming campaign, a return to the playoffs will hinge on the ability of some of last season's most disappointing players to have...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Glut of veterans have Panthers looking for big things this season

For the first time since 2011, the Florida Panthers have the playoffs on their mind. After spending the past two seasons in the cellar of the Eastern Conference, the organization invested heavily in improving their roster this offseason, committing more than $80 million to retain young talent and lock up key free agents. Feel like you've heard this before? Well, it should sound familiar...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: How Florida Panthers players spent their summer vacation

In the NHL, an elongated summer vacation is never something to be desired. If you're hitting the beach in April, it also means that, more than likely, you're begrudgingly watching the Stanley Cup playoffs from your couch. For the Florida Panthers, a 3-2 loss at home to the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 12 marked the beginning of a nearly five-month hiatus from the game after finishing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Florida Panthers C 1. Aleksander Barkov  2. Nick Bjugstad  3. Dave Bolland  4. Derek MacKenzie  5. Brandon Pirri  L 1. Jussi Jokinen  2. Jonathan Huberdeau  3. Tomas Fleischmann  4. Sean Bergenheim  R 1. Brad Boyes  2. Scottie Upshall ...
Via NHL Trade Rumors
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Marian Hossa, Marian Gaborik And Tomas Kopecky Drink Champagne Out Of Stanley Cup With 3-Foot Straws

Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik was having his day with the Stanley Cup in Slovakia when two of his friends, NHLers Marian Hossa and Tomas Kopecky joined him at his party. It’s not often that you see NHLers party with the Cup when they didn’t win it that year, but since Hossa and Kopecky […] The post Marian Hossa, Marian Gaborik And Tomas Kopecky Drink Champagne Out...
Via Diehardsport
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Bjugstad fills injury void for Florida Panthers

Life was already tough for the Florida Panthers. They staggered through this season as one of the NHL’s biggest disappointments. They fell out of the Eastern Conference playoff race in a hurry. New ownership complained that the franchise is losing staggering sums of money, casting doubt about its viability in South Florida. Then forwards Aleksander Barkov (knee) and Tomas Kopecky...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cat Bites: Panthers back at practice after Olympic break

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers are looking forward to hitting the reset button. The Cats returned to the ice Thursday for their first full-squad practice after a 12-day Olympic break. Everyone except Olympians Aleksander Barkov and Tomas Kopecky took part in training. ''Everyone seemed to be happy to be back on the ice,'' Panthers coach Peter Horachek said. ''I think...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Slovakia's Kopecky ruled out for rest of Olympics

Slovakia forward Tomas Kopecky has been ruled out for the remainder of the Olympics. Team spokesman Tomas Stulajter says Kopecky will not play again in the Sochi Games because of an upper-body injury. The two-time Olympian was hit in the head with an elbow in the first period of Saturday's game against Slovenia and did not return to play. The blow led to Slovene forward Sabahudin...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Tomas Kopecky out of Olympics with concussion; Kovacevic suspended

Punishment is meted out quickly in international hockey, and even more quickly when the transgressions occur in the high-profile, crown jewel of the sport, the Winter Olympics.As reported here yesterday, Slovakian forward Tomas Kopecky was knocked out of Saturday's match with Slovenia when defenseman Sabahudin Kovacevic delivered a brutal elbow to Kopecky's head, rendering him...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Tomas Kopecky, Aleksander Barkov sustain injuries at Olympics

What should have been a shining moment for the Florida Panthers on the international stage has turned into a nightmare. Aleksander Barkov and Tomas Kopecky, Florida's only Olympic representatives, suffered injuries during the preliminary round and will miss the remainder of the Olympics. The Panthers will likely want their own team doctors to re-evaluate the condition of each player...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Slovenia F Kovacevic suspended for hit on Kopecky

Forward Sabahudin Kovacevic has been suspended for Slovenia's next Olympic hockey game for his hit on Slovakia's Tomas Kopecky. The Olympic men's tournament disciplinary panel suspended Kovacevic on Sunday, a few hours before Slovenia's game with the United States. Kovacevic hit Kopecky in the head and neck with his left elbow when the players collided near the Slovak goal during...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia-Slovakia Preview

Russia was dejected after suffering a heartbreaking defeat in the marquee game of the preliminary round. Winless Slovakia has had an even rougher go in Sochi. Russia tries to bounce back against Slovakia, which could be without Tomas Kopecky as these countries conclude their round-robin slate Sunday. After opening Group A play with Thursday's 5-2 victory over Slovenia, Russia...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweden will miss "everything" about Red Wings' Zetterberg

At the start of the Men's Ice Hockey tournament at the Sochi Olympic Games, there were 149 players from the National Hockey League spread throughout the roster of the 12 competing countries - but now that number is down to 146......as both Florida Panthers' participants, Aleksander Barkov and Tomas Kopecky, have been iced due to knee and head injuries respectively, but perhaps...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Slovakia's Kopecky leaves loss to Slovenia with UBI

The Sochi Olympics are all out of Panthers.Florida Panthers, that is, as Tomas Kopecky of Slovakia joined Panthers' teammate, Finland's Aleksander Barkov, on the shelf with an upper-body injury, believed to be a concussion.  If so, it would likely end Kopecky's involvement in the Sochi Games.Kopecky was entrenched to the left of the Slovenian goal in the first period of Slovakia...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Slovakia F Kopecky takes blow to head, leaves game

Slovakia forward Tomas Kopecky has left an Olympic hockey game against Slovenia with an injury. Kopecky got hit in the head in the first period Saturday. The two-time Olympian was standing near the opposing team's net when Slovenia defenseman Sabahudin Kovacevic landed his left elbow on Kopecky's head to clear him out of the way. Kopecky was evaluated on the team's bench before...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Barkov and Kopecky Hope To Win Gold In Sochi

Photo Credit: Yury Kuzmin/KHL Photo Agency via Getty Images Matt Smith Florida Panthers Writer While most NHL players are enjoying the Olympic break to rest up for their team’s playoff run, there are two Florida Panthers hoping to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.  Center Aleksander Barkov will represent his native country of Finland at the young age of 18.  Tomas Kopecky...
Via TopSportsReport
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Slovakia hockey preview: Somewhere in the middle

A little over half of Team Slovakia hockey is playing in the NHL, yet the talent level is somewhere in between great and mediocre. The Hossa brothers Marian and Marcel accent the skill of the team, but their skill levels are on opposite ends of the spectrum for Slovakia. Slovakia made a miracle run to the Final Four in 2010 before losing to Canada in the semifinals. To make it that...
Via The Sports Bank
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask’s Save On Tomas Kopecky Earns DCU Save Of The Game Honors (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ offense made Tuukka Rask’s job pretty easy Tuesday night, but the goaltender was tough between the pipes, regardless. Rask made 28 saves for the Bruins to help his team capture their fourth straight victory. The B’s netminder wasn’t tested as his opponent at the other end of the ice, but when the Florida Panthers did come charging, Rask was up to the task...
Via NESN.com
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kopecky to IR, Winchester on third line for Panthers

The Florida Panthers have moved left winger Tomas Kopecky to their Injured Reserved list while working centerman Jesse Winchester back into the flow after his return from injury.Winchester, who had missed 14 games with a broken hand, showed little rust upon his return skating in Kopecky's spot on the wing along side Marcel Goc and Jonathan Huberdeau on the third line as the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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