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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
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
4 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
4 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
6 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
6 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
6 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

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Outlast Capitals In Longest Shootout In NHL History (Video)

The Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals worked overtime Tuesday night — and then some. The Panthers and Caps set an NHL record for the longest shootout in league history, as the two teams endured a 20-round, 11-goal skills competition to settle things. Florida eventually came away with the extra point when forward Nick Bjugstad scored the game-winnner — on his second attempt...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers beat Capitals in NHL record 20-round shootout

              The Florida Panthers beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Tuesday night, but not before setting the record for shootout rounds. Nick Bjugstad’s goal in the 20th round lifted the Panthers to the victory in the longest shootout in NHL history.  The previous longest shootout was 15 rounds Nov. 26, 2005, when the New York...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Bjugstad keeps cool in historic 20-round SO win over Capitals

SUNRISE, Fla. -- In the longest shootout in NHL history, the Florida Panthers defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 in an unforgettable night at the BB&T Center. In a now-historic series of events that walked the line between unbridled intensity and frustratingly comical, the Panthers and Capitals needed an NHL-record 20 rounds in the shootout to decide a winner on Tuesday night...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Panthers-Capitals shootout lasts 20 rounds

The Washington Capitals and the Florida Panthers are in the NHL record books after participating in the longest shootout in league history. The skills competition lasted 20 rounds (not a typo) and featured some truly laughable efforts from several defensemen. If you have 18 minutes to spare, watch this in its entirety. Roberto Luongo’s reaction says it all: I blacked out...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers edge Capitals after NHL-record 20-round shootout

  Nick Bjugstad scored the game-winning goal in the longest shootout in NHL history to lift the Florida Panthers over the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Bjugstad's goal came in the 20th round - on the 40th shot of the shootout - and beat Braden Holtby on the right side. The previous NHL record was 15 rounds, when the New York Rangers beat Washington on Nov. 26, 2005....
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Florida Panthers

From Hometown Hockey: Following every Sabres game, we’ll be taking a little look at the previous night’s action with a little segment called “good, bad and ugly”. Expect a loooooooot of ugly. Another game, another win. Let’s dive right into Saturday night’s 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers. The Good This isn’t about Jhonas Enroth, […] The post Good, Bad and Ugly...
Via Two Pad Stack
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Trocheck, Pirri lift Panthers past Red Wings in shootout victory

  Vincent Trocheck and Brandon Pirri had the only goals in the shootout, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Roberto Luongo made 29 saves through overtime and stopped Pavel Datsyuk and Gustav Nyquist in the tiebreaker to give the Panthers their second victory in two meetings against the Red Wings this season. Tomas Fleischmann...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings fall to Panthers in shootout, 3-2

DETROIT -- Vincent Trocheck and Brandon Pirri had the only goals in the shootout, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Roberto Luongo made 29 saves through overtime and stopped Pavel Datsyuk and Gustav Nyquist in the tiebreaker to give the Panthers their second victory in two meetings against the Red Wings this season. Tomas Fleischmann...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers recall D Shane O'Brien

The Florida Panthers have recalled defenseman Shane O'Brien from San Antonio (AHL), the team announced Wednesday.  O'Brien, 31, has appeared in 19 games with San Antonio this year, recording five goals and eight assists. An eight-year NHL veteran, O'Brien has notched 13 goals, 78 assists and 911 penalty minutes in 528 career NHL games split between Calgary, Colorado, Nashville...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Landing on their feet: Why this year's Panthers are for real

At this time last season, the Florida Panthers had already hit rock bottom. In the midst a 7-14-5 start, the team not only endured a brutal nine-game losing streak, but also the firing of head coach Kevin Dineen, who had led the organization to a rare playoff appearance just two seasons earlier. Already looking ahead to the ping pong balls of the NHL Draft lottery rather than pucks...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Update: Scottie Upshall and Aleksander Barkov didn't practice this morning

Left-winger Scottie Upshall and center Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers missed the teams morning skate on Thursday. #459214862 / Upshall sustained an ankle injury (undisclosed) on November 20th, was seen wearing a walking boot on November 25th, and was placed on injured reserve on November 27th. However, according to a tweet from George Richards of the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Update: Luongo expected to return on road trip

The Florida Panthers might be seeing a familiar face back in action soon. Roberto Luongo is joining his teammates on the two game road-trip and could play one of the two games if he is 100% ready. #459564350 / Luongo has been out of the line-up since November 26th after leaving midway through the game with an upper-body injury. The injury is thought to be an...
Via Sports Injury Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Update: Luongo is considered day-to-day

Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury. #483922115 / Luongo sustained an upper-body injury (arm) during Wednesday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes only nine minutes and 38 seconds into the second period and did not return for the rest of the game. He did not appear to be injured on a specific...
Via Sports Injury Alert
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Krys Barch tries to propose new media rule and it’s recieved poorly

So Krys Barch Tweeted this out: Would like to propose a rule change in the world of hockey media.All writers/media must have played at least one pro year of hockey #painful — Krys Barch (@krysbarch) November 13, 2014 (Screenshot in case it is deleted here) Barch’s comment wasn’t up for more than 10 minutes before he was completely owned: Ouch.  
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo had great Kim Kardashian photoshop

Kim Kardashian managed to set the internet ablaze once again this week when she shared a photo of herself on the latest cover of Paper magazine. The image features Kim K. naked, with her massive rump oiled up and on display for the entire world to see. Enter Roberto Luongo, who probably has one of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers lost $114,000 a day last year

It’s time to talk about the financial situation in Florida again. The Panthers are a team in the red, but that’s not exactly new information. If you’ve seen the attendance figures so far this year, you’re aware that they’re averaging just over 9,000 fans per night through their first four home games. As for last year, a report from reveals that the Panthers lost...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Florida Panthers are bringing you the glorious sounds of hockey in Spanish

The Florida Panthers are a franchise that struggles both on and off the ice in South Florida. They’ve been the subject of attendance shaming and accused of not being able to appeal to  their area. They also have an arena that’s not in Miami proper, but the middle of nowhere in Sunrise. You can’t blame them, then, for trying some interesting ideas. Including doing three Spanish...
Via Awful Announcing
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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