Marchessault nets three in Panthers 7-0 rout of Blackhawks

Cats end homestand with impressive win over Western Conference’s best Jonathan Marchessault notched a natural hat trick and James Reimer stopped 25 shots to power the Florida Panthers to their most impressive performance of the season, a 7-0 rout over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, the top team in the Western Conference. The three-goal performance was the first of Marcheassault’s...
Via Little Box Cats
2 hours ago

GameDay Caterwaul: Chicago Blackhawks at Florida Panthers

Scant 27 points separate Saturday combatants Blackhawks (48-20-6 102P) at Panthers (32-30-11 75P) . WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish WHERE: BB&T Center - Miami Ft. Lauderdale Sunrise, FL TICKETS: via the Club ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, WGN ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #NHLBlackhawks, #CHIvsFLA...
Via Little Box Cats
22 hours ago

Marchessault’s hat trick leads Panthers past Blackhawks 7-0

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored his first career hat trick, James Reimer stopped 25 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Florida Panthers routed the Chicago Blackhawks 7-0 on Saturday night. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and three assists, and Aleksander Barkov added a goal and two assists for Florida. Reilly Smith and Nick Bjugstad also scored to...
23 hours ago

What Were Panthers Thinking Playing Ekblad?

  After missing four games with a concussion and returning this past Tuesday, the Florida Panthers announced before last night’s game against the Arizona Coyotes that Aaron Ekblad is, once again, out of the lineup. A “sore neck”, they say. Richards (@GeorgeRichards) March 23, 2017 History Unkind For the uninitiated, Ekblad suffered a concussion Mar. 11 after a suspect hit...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Panthers stay in the chase with 3-1 win over Coyotes

Cats gain two points on the Bruins in wild card race The Florida Panthers snapped a two-game losing streak and kept their faint playoff hopes from flat-lining with a 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes at the BB&T Center. Florida is now seven points behind the Boston Bruins (with a game in hand) for the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot with nine games left in the season...
Via Little Box Cats
2 days ago

Marchessault scores twice in Panthers’ 3-1 win over Coyotes

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals and James Reimer made 38 saves to lift the Florida Panthers over the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Thursday night. Shawn Thornton also scored a goal as the Panthers snapped a two-game losing streak. The Panthers are seven points behind the Boston Bruins for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division...
2 days ago

Who will be the Florida Panthers’ coach next season?

The Florida Panthers’ season is over. They have not been officially eliminated yet but they are now eight points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs who hold the final wild card spot with only ten games left in the season. On top of that the Panthers have lost 12 of their last 15 games and removed themselves from the playoff chase. Now the team has to look towards next season. The biggest...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers in the Playoffs?

After winning the Atlantic Division and finishing with their best season on record last year, the Florida Panthers look to have taken a huge step back. With 73 points, the Panthers (31-29-11) are currently eight points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second Eastern Conference wild-card playoff spot. As of Tuesday, Florida is 3-6-1 in its last 10 games at a time when most...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

4 Panthers Vegas Fans Should Be Watching

Is there a more discouraging and disappointing team in the National Hockey League than the Florida Panthers? Sure, they’ve managed to avoid the basement of the Eastern Conference, but is that any solace to the fans of a squad that is rudderless and without direction? Their spectacular February instilled false hope, but mercifully a disastrous March has them crashing back to Earth...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Panthers rally for 4-3 shootout win over Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) Aleksander Barkov scored a third-period goal and added the winner in the shootout as the Florida Panthers beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night. Jaromir Jagr had two assists and passed Hall of Famer Gordie Howe for the most points after turning 40 with 269. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and assist and Jussi Jokinen also scored for Florida. James Reimer made...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers fall behind early, storm back to beat Rangers in SO

NEW YORK (AP) -- Aleksander Barkov scored a third-period goal and added the winner in the shootout as the Florida Panthers beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night. Jaromir Jagr had two assists and passed Hall of Famer Gordie Howe for the most points after turning 40 with 269. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and assist and Jussi Jokinen also scored for Florida. James Reimer made...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade deadline move too little, too late for Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers are not out of the playoff race just yet but they have not been doing themselves any favors with their recent play. They have lost three in a row and are only 4-5-1 in their last ten games. Despite a hot streak only a few weeks ago that saw them win eight of nine games, the Panthers have fallen flat once again. During the trade deadline the Panthers were pretty...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers back in playoff picture following perfect road trip

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The plan for the Florida Panthers over the last few weeks was about as basic as possible. Hang around the periphery of the playoff race until injured stars Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov healed, then try to make a run. Huberdeau is back. Barkov is back. Voila! The Panthers are back in the postseason mix. Winners in eight of their last nine games -...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers on fire, win last 8 of 9

The Florida Panthers have been on a roll since the end of January. Winning all but one of their last nine games, the team has found their way back into playoff contention. As of now the Panthers are tied for third in the Atlantic Division with the Boston Bruins and only four points back of division leading Montreal Canadiens. But with every Atlantic Division team within 12 points...
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Panthers coach calls Luongo “the most unlucky goalie I think I’ve ever been around”

Roberto Luongo has had a rough go of things in net for the Florida Panthers as of late. Head coach Tom Rowe believes his struggles have amounted to one thing: Being unlucky. Luongo has allowed 32 goals in his last nine games, including 11 in his last three. On Wednesday night in San Jose, Luongo gave up five goals on 34 shots in a 6-5 OT win. Rowe didn’t criticize Luongo for his...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 19, 2017  |  Discuss

45-year-old Jaromir Jagr just made a ridiculous play to score his 760th career goal

On Wednesday, Jaromir Jagr became the second player in NHL history to reach 1,900 career points, and did so on his 45th (!) birthday: And on Friday night during the Panthers-Ducks game in Anaheim, Jagr made a play that would be an incredible play for any hockey player, but especially a dude that is 45 years old. Watch Jagr striaght-up take the puck away from Anaheim’s Josh Manson...
Via The Comeback
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman is gambling with the future of the NHL

The 2017-18 NHL season will begin with the addition of its first expansion team since 2000. The Las Vegas Golden Knights are joining the league as the first major professional sports team of the four major leagues to play in Sin City.Generally, one doesn’t go to Vegas to watch sports in person unless you are a fan of the teams that play for UNLV or want to attend the occasional...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo congratulates Henrik Sedin after allowing goal for Sedin’s 1,000th point

Henrik Sedin reached a big milestone, scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers on Friday night which gave him 1,000 points in his NHL career. The goal appropriately came against Roberto Luongo, a teammate of Sedin’s for a long stretch in Vancouver.After allowing the goal, Luongo had the classiest of gestures, skating up to Sedin to congratulate him on his achievement. Luongo...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

The unbreakable Jaromir Jagr now wants to play until he’s 55

Jaromir Jagr is just like the Energizer Bunny, his career keeps going and going and going. The 44-year-old doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon, as Jagr admitted he wants to play until he’s 55. Back in December, Jagr said he would work everyday to play until he’s 50. Now he has raised the bar. “I go to 55,” Jagr told Monday as the Panthers beat the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

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