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Minnesota Wild at Florida Panthers game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. Wild coach Mike Yeo took away mostly positives despite Minnesota having its win streak snapped the last time out, but Zach Parise remains concerned about the club's power play. Minnesota could have a tough time scoring in any situation if Roberto Luongo is in net for the host Florida Panthers on Monday night. The Wild...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers reassign F Rocco Grimaldi to San Antonio

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers Executive Vice-President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has reassigned F Rocco Grimaldi to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL). Grimaldi, 21, scored his first National Hockey League goal last night in Florida's 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators. The Rossmoor, California, native has played in seven games for the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rocco Grimaldi Scores His First NHL Goal

Former Fighting Sioux forward Rocco Grimaldi scores his first NHL goal in his seventh NHL game. ROCCO!!! @RGrimaldi23 nets his first @NHL goal with 42 seconds on the clock. #FLAvsNSH pic.twitter.com/05rOjHrVTl— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) November 23, 2014
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Rise of Nick Bjugstad

Yesterday I brought big Anthony Mantha to your attention and said you should keep an eye on him as he’s on the rise. Well, there’s another kid you should get to know that’s already on big ice and lately his star is rising fast. Nick Bjugstad, C (2 G, 5 SOG, +1) is on a roll with seven points in his last three games including multiple two goal games giving him six goals in his...
Via Razzball Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Grimaldi plays AHL, NHL game on same day

LOS ANGELES (AP) Florida Panthers forward Rocco Grimaldi is playing in his second hockey game of the day. Grimaldi suited up for the AHL's San Antonio Rampage on Tuesday morning, recording three shots on goal. He then hopped on a plane to Los Angeles to suit up for the Panthers against the Kings. Grimaldi was an emergency call-up to fill in for Aleksander Barkov, who was sidelined...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Willie Mitchell closes the book on time with Kings

The last time Willie Mitchell took the ice at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the veteran defenseman could be seen circling the rink with the Stanley Cup hoisted high above his head, the silver trophy shining nearly as bright as his bearded grin. Of the 18 forwards and defensemen that helped lift the Kings to a 3-2 double-overtime victory over the New York Rangers that night,...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Panthers rout Ducks 6-2

Nick Bjugstad had two goals and two assists, and Brad Boyes scored twice during the Florida Panthers' four-goal second period in a 6-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night. Vincent Trocheck and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored as Florida opened a four-game road trip with a stunning blowout of the West-leading Ducks. Jussi Jokinen and Brian Campbell had two assists apiece...
Via Fox Sports West
7 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers coach Gerard Gallant preaches equality among lines

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- When asking Florida Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant about the team's formidable fourth line, don't expect his response to come without candor. "That's not a fourth line," Gallant said adamantly with a smirk after the team's so-called fourth line notched two goals in a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. "It'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo gives us the creepiest Kim Kardashian Photoshop ever

That Kim Kardashian magazine cover that has been all the large this week has led to a variety of Photoshopped images of the cover. You really didn’t expect Roberto Luongo to not participate, right? Let me tell ya…. Wasn't easy holding that stick there with all that oil on…… pic.twitter.com/eV0gHgXLOQ — Strombone (@strombone1) November 13, 2014 Some things cannot be...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Barkov, Luongo shine for Panthers in win over Sharks

  Aleksander Barkov scored and Roberto Luongo made 21 saves as the Florida Panthers beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Tomas Fleischmann, Derek MacKenzie and Jimmy Hayes each scored for Florida. Florida has won six of seven against the Sharks. Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks. Antti Niemi had 26 saves. The Panthers entered the game...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Update: Dmitry Kulikov suffers knee injury, leaves game

Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov left Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames in the second period and did not return, as reported by George Richards of the Miami Herald. The injury occurred when Kulikov collided with Flames forward Lance Bouma. Their knees seem to have hit each other, and Kulikov clearly took it hard as he went down right away. He came back to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers get to Luongo early, down Panthers

When the Flyers faced the Florida Panthers on Saturday, taking a 2-1 loss, they didn't beat Roberto Luongo until there were just seven seconds left in regulation. They made up for it on Thursday. The Flyers scored twice in the first and twice more in the second as they beat the Panthers, 4-1, from Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers grabbed an early lead for the second straight...
Via Flyerdelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Panthers Notes: Roberto Luongo Winless In Last Five Games At TD Garden

BOSTON — Years from now, when we look back at a highlight reel of Roberto Luongo’s best NHL moments, there’s a good chance none of them will have happened at TD Garden. The Florida Panthers’ starting goaltender entered the 2014-15 season with an 0-4-0 record, an .816 save percentage and a 6.35 goals against average in his last four starts in Boston (including the playoffs...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bruins welcome Shawn Thornton back to Boston

Shawn Thornton might not wear the Black and Gold anymore, but Boston will always be home to No. 22. In his first game back at the TD Garden on Tuesday night since signing a two-year deal with the Florida Panthers over the summer, the fan favorite received a tribute and thunderous standing ovation from the Bruins faithful, who were thrilled to see the enforcer back in Beantown, during...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  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 CBC.ca reveals that the Panthers lost...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

14. Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins. Enemy Twos-itory

Twos is back but this time he’s wearing a Florida Panthers jersey. The weird thing is that while I’ve missed Iginla and Boychuk like crazy, I haven’t really missed – or even acknowledged – that Shawn Thornton is no longer a Bruin. I guess this is inevitably what happens when you replace a fourth liner with a fourth liner. Thornton is averaging about 9 minutes of ice time...
Via Days of Y'Orr
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Foiled in Florida: Luongo, Panthers down Flyers

The Flyers took nine shots in the first 20 minutes of a listless first period. They took 28 shots after. Only the last one found the back of the net. Roberto Luongo stopped the other 36 though, while Willie Mitchell and Aaron Ekblad scored in the Panthers 2-1 win over the Flyers on Saturday night at BB&T Center. Mitchell's goal came at 9:07 of the first. After a turnover...
Via Flyerdelphia
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers have pathetic attendance at home game

What’s it like when an NHL game is held and almost no one bothers to show up? Just ask the Florida Panthers. In an embarrassing display of abject fan apathy, photos were circulated on social media Monday night depicting a nearly empty BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., both before and during the game between the […] The post Florida Panthers played host to Ottawa Senators and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Florida Panthers have a slight attendance problem

The Florida Panthers played their second home game of the young NHL season on Monday night at the BB&T Center. The announced attendance was 7,311. The arena seats nearly 20,000 for hockey. As the puck dropped tonight against the Ottawa Senators, it was an ugly scene is South Florida. Ottawa Sun reporter Bruce Garrioch captured the fan frenzy. 7,311? I’m going to call bullsh...
Via Legend of Cecilio Guante
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Aleksander Barkov among top 2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Sleepers

Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers, C 2013-14 Stats: 8 G, 16 A, 24 P, 54 GP The second overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Barkov is actually set for his 4th season of pro hockey. The native of Finland played two seasons with his hometown Tappara Tampere prior to his NHL debut with the Panthers last year. The Panthers won’t be great this season, but they’ll lean on...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo pokes fun at himself with funny tweet

With NHL training camps kicking off this week, many players step onto the ice with a fresh slate hoping to produce and help their team win the Stanley Cup. Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, however, seemingly likes to dwell on past misfortunes. The former Vancouver Canuck posted a picture of himself on Twitter allowing a goal against the Boston Bruins in a brilliant, self-deprecating...
Via NESN.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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