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After perfect trip, Panthers back in playoff picture

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
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes’ Christian Dvorak Is Beginning To Break Out

Christian Dvorak is beginning to put it together offensively for the Arizona Coyotes. When previewing the Arizona Coyotes’ season, I suggested Christian Dvorak might chart a similar trajectory to Florida Panther’s centerman Aleksander Barkov. Barkov took a season or two to get going offensively before blossoming into a star. Dvorak struggled to find his place […] Arizona Coyotes’...
Via Howlin' Hockey
13 hours ago

Aleksander Barkov, Nick Bjugstad each score 2, Panthers top Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Jonathan Huberdeau scored 1:38 into overtime after San Jose's Joe Pavelski scored twice late in the third period to tie it, and the Florida Panthers beat the Sharks 6-5 on Wednesday night. Nick Bjugstad and Aleksander Barkov each scored twice for the Panthers, who have won five of six games. Jussi Jokinen also scored. Jaromir Jagr assisted on Barkov's second...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers welcome return of Huberdeau, Barkov for playoff push

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- For the Florida Panthers, the 52nd game of the season comes with an opening-night feel. The lineup is finally whole. Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov -- two of the Panthers' top offensive players and Jaromir Jagr's expected linemates entering the season -- are back in the lineup, with their clearances being announced Friday before the Panthers played...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff push: Barkov, Huberdeau back in Panthers' lineup

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Forwards Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov have been cleared to return to the Florida Panthers lineup, and both are expected to play Friday against Anaheim. Huberdeau has not played yet this season because of a preseason Achilles injury. Barkov has missed more than a month with a back injury. The moves are timely for the Panthers, who entered Friday...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers fans should be optimistic for the future

There is nothing more disappointing than getting close to your ultimate goal and falling short. The Florida Panthers fell in the first round, but it isn’t anything to be ashamed of and they will come back even stronger next season. Let me tell you how they are going to do just that. 1. Aleksander Barkov is going to get better Just short of a point-per-game pace, Barkov was...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Just how good is Aleksander Barkov’s new deal?

Sasha. Sasha Barkov. Aleksander Aleksandrovich Barkov Jr. You are going to be hearing that name for quite a while, so you might as well get used to the name. Barkov just inked himself a six-year deal with a $35 million total. His AAV on the deal will be $5.9 million. For a potential number one center, that has to be a pretty good number for the Panthers, who really want to lock down...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Florida Panthers’ goals are more exciting in Spanish

Aleksander Barkov’s goal against the LA Kings was pretty good, but the real highlight of this clip comes from Arley Londono. The Spanish announcer was brought back into the mix with the Panthers in an attempt to connect to Spanish-speaking fans in Florida and so far it’s been a joy to hear his excitement. One of the best parts of international soccer are the amazing goal calls...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers' Aleksander Barkov, Tomas Kopecky headed to Winter Olympics

Florida Panthers rookie Aleksander Barkov will get a shot at gold after all. The 18-year-old Finn received the call to join his countrymen at next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Also headed to Sochi is Panthers winger Tomas Kopecky, who will represent Slovakia. Prior to knowing his fate with Team Finland, the quiet Barkov agreed representing Finland in Russia would be...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Quiet Aleksander Barkov not so quiet when it comes to national pride

Ask anyone in the Florida Panthers dressing room about rookie Aleksander Barkov and they will share the same anecdote: The Finn is quiet. Very quiet. Not so much when it comes to national pride, especially with gold on the line. "It's a big rivalry. It always has been," Barkov said. "We hate Swedes and Swedes hate us." If the 18-year-old was not in the midst of a strong rookie campaign...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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