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Report: Panthers' Aaron Ekblad added to 2015 NHL All-Star Game

Better late than never, right? In the wake of an injury to Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, Florida Panthers rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad has been added to Sunday's 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. Ekblad, who was already in Columbus to participate in the Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canucks-Panthers Preview

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Huberdeau, Erik Gudbranson not enough for Panthers against Oilers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Nail Yakupov scored the winning goal in the shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night. Yakupov's shot got past Roberto Luongo in the first round, and Edmonton's Viktor Fasth was perfect in the shootout. Matt Hendricks and Jordan Eberle scored in regulation for Edmonton. Fasth made 35 saves for his third win this season...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers rookie Ekblad on historic scoring pace for defenseman his age

SUNRISE, Fla. -- At the midway point of his rookie season, defenseman Aaron Ekblad only faintly resembles the player that the Florida Panthers selected with the No. 1 overall pick at the 2014 NHL Draft. The wide-eyed, clean-shaven kid from Windsor, Ontario is no more. In his place, a grizzled, battle-tested blueliner stood before reporters on Thursday morning after the team returned...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 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
6 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Shawn Thornton returns to ice, getting back to game shape

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
7 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
8 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
11 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
18 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...
18 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
18 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
23 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
23 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...
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 / 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 / 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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