PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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 hour 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
3 hours 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...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

GameDay Caterwaul: Arizona Coyotes at Florida Panthers

For better or for worse, 10 to go. Hoping for the former... Coyotes (26-37-9 61P) at Panthers (31-30-11 73P) . WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7ish WHERE: BB&T Center - Miami Ft. Lauderdale Sunrise, FL TICKETS: via the Club ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Arizona ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #ArizonaCoyotes...
Via Little Box Cats
1 day 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...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers continue to disappoint in 4-3 loss to Hurricanes

Cats take three leads and still manage to lose The Florida Panthers took the lead three times, but always managed to give it right back before eventually losing 4-3 to the visiting Carolina Hurricanes. Jeff Skinner scored the tying goal early in the second period, 27 seconds after Keith Yandle put the Panthers up 3-2, before he won it by rapping in Derek Ryan’s centering feed...
Via Little Box Cats
2 days ago

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
3 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
3 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
6 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
6 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...
Via isportsweb.com
12 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
29 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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

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 NorthJersey.com Monday as the Panthers beat the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss
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