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Looking back on the Panthers' 2014 deadline deals

With one week until the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline, the Florida Panthers are running out of time to decide whether or not they will be buyers or sellers come 3 p.m. ET on March 2. In possession of four pending unrestricted free agents in Tomas Kopecky, Tomas Fleischmann, Scottie Upshall and Sean Bergenheim, the Panthers are expected to be very active on deadline day as they attempt...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Underrated Bergenheim could fetch Panthers nice return at deadline

Sean Bergenheim's days as a Florida Panther appear to be numbered. In a move that could be seen coming from miles away, the disgruntled 31-year-old forward recently made public his desire to be moved prior to the March 2 trade deadline after a string of healthy scratches quickly eroded his already rocky relationship with the organization. "I wish none of this would have come out...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers mailbag: You've got questions, we've got answers

Welcome back for another edition of the Florida Panthers mailbag where FOXSportsFlorida.com's Jameson Olive answers all of your questions regarding the team's past, present and future. If you would like to submit a question, you can contact Jameson on Twitter @JamesonCoop or email him at JamesonOlive@gmail.com. @SandyLuria: Which of the Panthers' pending unrestricted free agents...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers beat Oilers for their third straight victory

  Brian Campbell scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the Florida Panthers got two more scores in the third period to win their third straight with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night. Tomas Kopecky, Jimmy Hayes and Sean Bergenheim also scored for the Panthers, who are 4-1 through the first five games of a six-game road trip. Jussi Jokinen added...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers defeat Oilers for third straight victory

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Brian Campbell scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the Florida Panthers got two more scores in the third period to win their third straight with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night. Tomas Kopecky, Jimmy Hayes and Sean Bergenheim also scored for the Panthers, who are 4-1 through the first five games of a six-game road trip...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers win third straight, top Oilers 4-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Brian Campbell scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the Florida Panthers got two more scores in the third period to win their third straight with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night. Tomas Kopecky, Jimmy Hayes and Sean Bergenheim also scored for the Panthers, who are 4-1 through the first five games of a six-game road trip...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers defeat Oilers for third straight victory

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Brian Campbell scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the Florida Panthers got two more scores in the third period to win their third straight with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night. Tomas Kopecky, Jimmy Hayes and Sean Bergenheim also scored for the Panthers, who are 4-1 through the first five games of a six-game road trip...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers @ Florida

The New York Rangers (19-11-4) close out 2014 by taking on the Florida Panthers (16-9-9) at the BB&T Center tonight starting at 6 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG2  Radio: WOR 710 AM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan-St.Louis Hagelin- Hayes-Miller Glass-D. Moore-Stempniak McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Moore-Klein Goalie...
Via NY Rangers Blog
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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
December 18, 2014  |  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
December 06, 2014  |  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
December 06, 2014  |  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
December 06, 2014  |  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
December 06, 2014  |  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

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

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
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