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In their words: Athletes cherish family memories on Christmas

Athletes from Florida teams, both in the professional ranks and those still mixing classes and sports, reflect on their favorite Christmas memories. FLORIDA PANTHERS Center Nick Bjugstad "On Christmas Eve we always go to church and then come back [home], have a nice dinner and enjoy each other's time together. We do a little gift exchange and it's the same thing every year, but...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers get a taste of playoff atmosphere as they head into holiday break

SUNRISE, Fla. -- With a riveting 4-3 shootout victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in front of a raucous crowd of nearly 16,000 fans at the BB&T Center on Monday night, the Florida Panthers are heading into the holiday break with their heads held high. Letting a two-goal lead slip away in the final six minutes of regulation, the Panthers survived a hectic overtime period to force...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aleksander Barkov's shootout goal lifts Panthers over Penguins

  Aleksander Barkov scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the Florida Panthers edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Monday night. Barkov skated in on Marc-Andre Fleury in the seventh round of the tiebreaker, moved left, and lifted in a one-handed shot to win it. Florida's Roberto Luongo made a sprawling glove save, among his seven, on Chris Kunitz in the fourth round. Jimmy...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo takes sole possession of 12th all-time in goalie wins

SUNRISE, Fla. –- In leading the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 shootout victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night at the BB&T Center, goaltender Roberto Luongo not only helped secure a crucial two points in the standings, but also a place in hockey history. With his 386th career victory, Luongo surpassed former Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Vernon for sole possession...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Barkov's SO goal lifts Panthers over Penguins

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Aleksander Barkov scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the Florida Panthers edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Monday night. Barkov skated in on Marc-Andre Fleury in the seventh round of the tiebreaker, moved left, and lifted in a one-handed shot to win it. Florida's Roberto Luongo made a sprawling glove save, among his seven, on Chris Kunitz in the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardiac Cats: Panthers take down Penguins in thrilling shootout victory

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Aleksander Barkov scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the Florida Panthers edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Monday night. Barkov skated in on Marc-Andre Fleury in the seventh round of the tiebreaker, moved left, and lifted in a one-handed shot to win it. Florida's Roberto Luongo made a sprawling glove save, among his seven, on Chris Kunitz in the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardiac Cats: Panthers take down Penguins in thrilling shootout victory

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Aleksander Barkov scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the Florida Panthers edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Monday night. Barkov skated in on Marc-Andre Fleury in the seventh round of the tiebreaker, moved left, and lifted in a one-handed shot to win it. Florida's Roberto Luongo made a sprawling glove save, among his seven, on Chris Kunitz in the fourth...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers’ Aleksander Barkov Scores Slick One-Handed Shootout Winner

Florida Panthers rookie Aleksander Barkov put his own wrinkle on the infamous Forsberg move. Rather than just slide it into the net, he gave a little flick of the wrist with the puck on his backhand and put it into the net. Not the first time that this has been done, but a wonderful display […] The post Panthers’ Aleksander Barkov Scores Slick One-Handed Shootout Winner appeared...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 33, Penguins vs. Panthers Recap by @DXTraeger

Evgeni "Bingo" Malkin Came Up Big Late in the Third PeriodThe Pittsburgh Penguins and the Florida Panthers met for the second half of a home-and-home series on Monday night.  The Penguins had won a tough and physical 3-1 game on Saturday night behind the goals of Nick Spaling, Derrick Pouliot, and Sidney Crosby.Pittsburgh’s battle with the mumps virus continued on Monday night...
Via PensInitiative
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Sean Bergenheim crushes Bobby Farnham

Sean Bergenheim delivered one of the biggest hits of the season on Bobby Farnham. The Pittsburgh Penguins skater was a bit too focused on the puck and didn’t see Bergenheim lining him up. The result was a thunderous check.  
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Sean Bergenheim crushes Bobby Farnham

Sean Bergenheim delivered one of the biggest hits of the season on Bobby Farnham. The Pittsburgh Penguins skater was a bit too focused on the puck and didn’t see Bergenheim lining him up. The result was a thunderous check.  
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

(Video) Sean Bergenheim Lights up Bobby Farnham

Florida Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim lights up Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bobby Farnham with a stiff, hard, legal hit. This is a text book body check.
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 33 Between the Penguins and Panthers

By: Gemma Fagan (@gcfagan86) So when exactly did the Pens and Panthers become foes, where did all this bad blood come from? Answer… who cares?! Saturday night’s game at CONSOL saw a combined total of 76 penalty minutes be taken between the two the teams, such a narrative would usually be reserved for Pennsylvanian state rivals the Philadelphia Flyers but I’m not complaining...
Via The PensNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 32. Pens win a street fight 3-1

Usually Panther-Penguin games are mundane. Not this one. This game was downright hateful. Couple of reasons for that: 1. Willie Mitchell, the Panthers’ captain for some reason, hates Evgeni Malkin. This happened a long time ago, and Mitchell probably didn’t forget: Mitchell and Malkin had a little convo early in this game, and it wasn’t about Xmas gifts. Mitchell had his...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF Cap: Pens vs Panthers

12/20/14  – Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers (Final score: 3-1,  Win) GIF’s by @JustPuckIt   [Goal 1] Spaling (Downie, Goc) [Goal 2] Pouliot (Downie, Spaling) –  First NHL Goal Mitchell hits Letang with HelmetVideo Credit: (Vine)   The new “Shhhhhhh”?  (PS: Forgive the grainy screen-cap!)   [Goal 3] Crosby (Letang, Despres) Sid scores, All is...
Via The PensNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers’ Willie Mitchell Bashes Kris Letang In Head With Letang’s Helmet After Scuffle

Panthers captain Willie Mitchell and Penguins defenseman Kris Letang clearly were unhappy with one another but never quite dropped the mitts in this scuffle. Not until there were linesmen in there trying to break it up at least. At that time, Mitchell went nuts and ripped off Letang’s helmet and hit him with it. Pretty […] The post Panthers’ Willie Mitchell Bashes Kris Letang...
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Steve Downie mocks Erik Gudbranson; shouts at Panthers bench after fight.

Steve Downie is crazy. He fought the much taller Erik Gudbranson, and then mocked him. And then he challenged the Panthers bench:
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 32: Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins

Florida Panthers (14-8-8) at Pittsburgh Penguins (21-6-4) 7:00 PM – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA It looks like Christian Ehrhoff and Paul Martin will both be out for the Pens.  That’s a huge blow to the defense corps, however it does mean we’ll get our first look at Derrick Pouliot. Pouliot had 20 points in 23 games at Wilkes-Barre.  He practiced...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 32 Between the Panthers and Penguins

By: Nick Richter (@PensNation_Nick) The Florida Panthers enter tonights game against the Pittsburgh Penguins as one of the NHL’s exciting young teams to watch. Panthers prospect and Pittsburgh native Vincent Trocheck along with Brad Boyes are expected to be back in the Panthers lineup tonight against the Penguins. Brandon Pirri and Jimmy Hayes are out for tonight’s game. The...
Via The PensNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers notebook: Shootout wins are good, but must learn to close out games in regulation

It may only be two games, but in back-to-back shootout victories against tough Eastern Conference opponents, the Florida Panthers look as though they've finally exorcised their overtime demons. Following an historic 20-round shootout victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, the Panthers needed only six rounds in the skills competition to topple the Flyers on Thursday night...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: 7 p.m. The Florida Panthers are regularly playing beyond regulation, and they're having much more success in those situations than they were earlier in the season. They might not fare as well if they find themselves in another tight contest Saturday night when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins, who continue to enjoy stellar goaltending by Marc-Andre...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: 7 p.m. The Florida Panthers are regularly playing beyond regulation, and they're having much more success in those situations than they were earlier in the season. They might not fare as well if they find themselves in another tight contest Saturday night when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins, who continue to enjoy stellar goaltending by Marc-Andre...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers-Penguins Preview

The Florida Panthers are regularly playing beyond regulation, and they're having much more success in those situations than they were earlier in the season. They might not fare as well if they find themselves in another tight contest Saturday night when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins, who continue to enjoy stellar goaltending by Marc-Andre Fleury. The Panthers (14-8-8) have played...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why did Claude Giroux bite Erik Gudbranson’s jersey? (GIF)

Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux bit the jersey of Florida Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson during a stoppage of play in Thursday night's game at the Wells Fargo Center.OK, technically that's not a penalty, but this deserves one simply because it's so weird. What possesses Giroux to do this? Is this supposed to give him some kind of edge?  Or is he just unable to control...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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