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While Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo was terrific against his former team earlier this month, he hasn't been very sharp since. Nothing has gotten past Ryan Miller in the Vancouver Canucks' last two games. Luongo and the Panthers try to avoid a season-worst fourth consecutive loss when they host the Canucks on Monday night. If in goal, this will mark Luongo's third matchup...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers vs. Oilers sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Florida Panthers' game against the Edmonton Oilers. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Shawn Thornton says he's good to go, returns to practice

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers enforcer Shawn Thornton, who has missed the past 17 games with a groin injury, returned to practice on Friday after having participated in several pregame skates during the team's recent six-game road trip. ''It's good for Thorty,'' Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said. ''He's been out a long time. He's getting back into the groove of things here and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers reassign D Shane O'Brien to AHL affiliate

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers have reassigned defenseman Shane O'Brien to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL), the team announced Thursday. O'Brien, 31, has appeared in four games with the Panthers this season, recording one assist while averaging 12:23 of ice time. A native of Port Hope, Ontario, O'Brien has played in 532 career National Hockey League games split between Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is no one talking about the Panthers?

Midway through the 2014-15 season, the conversations are all generally the same: what a surprise the Nashville Predators are, whether or not the Anaheim Ducks can turn their huge regular season success into something tangible in the playoffs and whether or not the New York Islanders are for real. But halfway through, I’m left wondering one thing: why is no one talking about...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers midseason review: Progress shown in season's first half

SUNRISE, Fla. -- After back-to-back seasons at or near the bottom of the NHL standings, the Florida Panthers are finally beginning to reap the rewards of their lengthy rebuild. The process, though necessary, was long and painful as each loss tested players' patience and forced many fans to question their allegiance to the struggling franchise. Yet, in the fifth season under general...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames acquire C Shore from Panthers for C Knight

  The Calgary Flames have acquired center Drew Shore from the Florida Panthers in exchange for center Corban Knight. Shore was drafted by the Panthers in the second round of the 2009 NHL draft. He had 30 points in 35 games with Florida's AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. He was also named to the roster for the AHL All-Star Classic on Tuesday. Shore had eight goals and 12 assists...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Ekblad sets Panthers' record Sunday

Aaron Ekblad earned an assist in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Washington to set Panthers' record for points by a rookie defenseman.He registered the primary helper on a late goal by Nick Bjugstad to give him 22 points in 37 games. Ed Jovanovski had the previous record when he picked up 21 points in 1995-96. After the game, Ekblad was more concerned about the loss than establishing a new...
Via Hockey Fan Land
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Takes Out Roberto Luongo In Wild Collision (Video)

Roberto Luongo took a painful, painful gamble Sunday afternoon. The Florida Panthers goaltender wandered way out of his crease to chase a loose puck that Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin was also pursuing, and it didn’t end particularly well for either of them. The two collided pretty viciously with Ovechkin barreling into the goaltender and leaving him in a world...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Luongo and Ovechkin collide, Upshall makes a crazy save

There was a crazy moment in the Capitals-Panthers game when Alex Ovechkin and Roberto Luongo skated towards a loose puck in the Florida zone. The two collided in spectacular fashion and as Luongo lay on the ice, the Capitals fired the puck at the vacated net. The goal wouldn’t have counted as play was stopped, but what a save by Scottie Upshall! Both Luongo and Ovechkin were OK...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers, Nick Bjugstad agree to new deal

Robert Mayer – USA Today Things might just be looking up for the Florida Panthers. What you usually hear are the issues with the attendance. How they can’t bring folks into the building to actually watch the games and support the team. Which is a shame, considering the Panthers are actually a pretty good, young team. They’re in the playoff hunt, sitting just one point...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers lock up center Nick Bjugstad with six-year deal

The Florida Panthers announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms on a six-year contract with center Nick Bjugstad. Though terms were not disclosed, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports Bjugstad will make $4.1 million per season. Bjugstad, 22, who was scheduled to be a restricted free agent following this season, is playing in the final year of his entry-level contract...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 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
December 18, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
December 17, 2014  |  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
December 16, 2014  |  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 / gettyimages.com 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
December 04, 2014  |  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 / gettyimages.com 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
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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