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PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Frank Forte Podcast: Panthers RW Shawn Thornton on hockey, charity

New Florida Panthers forward Shawn Thornton has carved out a nice NHL career for himself. Now in his 12th season -- his first with Florida -- the right-wing has been on two Stanley Cup champions, what he calls the greatest two days of his life. Sitting down with FOX Sports Florida's Frank Forte, Thornton talks about his journey to the NHL after putting in work at the minor-league...
Via Fox Sports Florida
28 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes shut out by Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Nick Bjugstad scored 21 seconds into the game, and the Florida Panthers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 1-0 on Wednesday night despite an injury to Roberto Luongo. The veteran goalie made 11 saves before leaving with 9:38 left in the second period with an upper-body injury. Luongo was replaced by Al Montoya, who stopped 22 shots in his sixth appearance of the season...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Bjugstad keeps up hot streak, Panthers shut out Hurricanes

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Nick Bjugstad scored 21 seconds into the game, and the Florida Panthers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 1-0 on Wednesday night despite an injury to Roberto Luongo. The veteran goalie made 11 saves before leaving with 9:38 left in the second period with an upper-body injury. Luongo was replaced by Al Montoya, who stopped 22 shots in his sixth appearance of the season...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bjugstad scores early, Panthers top Hurricanes 1-0

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Nick Bjugstad scored an early goal that stood up, and the Florida Panthers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 1-0 on Wednesday night despite an injury to Roberto Luongo. The veteran goalie made 11 saves before leaving with 9:38 left in the second period with an upper-body injury. Luongo was replaced by Al Montoya, who stopped 22 shots in his sixth appearance of the...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo leaves game in second period with upper-body injury

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Goaltender Roberto Luongo left the Florida Panthers' game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night with an upper-body injury and will not to return. Protecting a 1-0 lead midway through the second period, Hurricanes forward Victor Rask stickhandled around the Panthers defense and appeared to have a wide open net, but Luongo reached back with his glove to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers G Luongo exits with upper-body injury

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo has left the game against the Carolina Hurricanes with an upper-body injury and will not return. Luongo was replaced by Al Montoya with 9:38 left in the second period Wednesday night. The Panthers led the Hurricanes 1-0 after two periods.
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Have a Happy “Little” Thanksgiving & Holiday Dump Cakes

Great crowd for the MACaction last night in Ohio, same goes for the Florida Panthers and JETS are grasping for wins. Do you see random sh$% while driving to work and think it needs to be seen by the masses? We want your WTF photos. Email us: mail@bustedcoverage.com
Via Busted Coverage
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Roberto Luongo stopping a puck with his face in slow motion

What’s better than hockey replays? Hockey replays in slow motion! Watch as Roberto Luongo stop a puck with his face in super slow motion.
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Pirri expected to return to Panthers lineup vs. Minnesota

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Brandon Pirri is expected make his much anticipated return to the Florida Panthers lineup when the team plays host to the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. The 23-year-old forward hasn't played since suffering a concussion in a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Oct. 30. "I'm feeling really good," Pirri said after Monday's morning skate. "I took my time with this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days 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
4 days 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
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
10 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
13 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
14 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
14 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
18 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
22 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
22 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
23 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
26 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

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
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