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Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M. Jimmy Howard's groin injury has done nothing to deter the Detroit Red Wings, who come out of the All-Star break riding a season-best five-game winning streak. Petr Mrazek is likely to be in net again as Detroit looks to beat Florida for the first time in three tries while dealing the host Panthers a fifth consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Ekblad deserves the Calder Trophy

Despite the constant jokes about their attendance woes, the Florida Panthers are worth paying attention to these days. Part of that has to do with goaltender Roberto Luongo’s performance in net, keeping the Panthers within shouting distance of a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. But arguably the biggest story comes from 18-year-old blueliner Aaron Ekblad. See, Ekblad...
Via Sports-Glory
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman tells reporter he doesn’t answer pre-school questions

Richard Sherman is a dream interview but you better come prepared…. Richard Sherman still has no chill https://t.co/uAcuFTzdsr — Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) January 25, 2015
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers rookie Aaron Ekblad matches franchise mark with 4 points in All-Star Game

An NHL All-Star at just 18 years old, Florida Panthers rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad fit right in among the league's top players at the 2015 NHL All-Star game in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday night. Ekblad, who was a late addition to the All-Star Game roster after Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson opted to skip the event while recovering from a lower-body injury, notched four assists...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan routs Wisconsin hockey in series finale

The Zachs attacked on Saturday night at the Kohl Center. Zach Hyman and Zach Werenski both tallied a pair of goals, leading No. 16 Michigan past host Wisconsin, 6-0, in Big Ten men's hockey action. The Wolverines scored four goals in the first 20 minutes Saturday night, after finishing strong in a 7-4 win in Madison on Friday evening. Then, by the time Hyman lit the lamp at 1:16...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo Makes Incredible Save On Jiri Sekac’s Shootout Attempt

The All-Star Skills Competition always ends with a shootout and it brings out some pretty incredible moves and saves. This save by Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo on Canadiens forward Jiri Sekac was pretty ridiculous. Sekac couldn’t do anything but smile afterwards. [Fansided] The post Roberto Luongo Makes Incredible Save On Jiri Sekac’s Shootout Attempt appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Hyman Scores Slick Backhand Goal, Continues Torrid Pace

CLIP: Zach Hyman ties this one up at 4 with his team leading 14th goal of the season! #HymanforHobey http://t.co/UCOBlqols1 — Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) January 24, 2015 The Michigan hockey team got off to a slow start on Friday night, but by the mid-way point in the third period, the Wolverines had completed the comeback […] The post Zach Hyman Scores Slick Backhand Goal...
Via Diehardsport
2 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
12 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames acquire C Shore from Panthers for C Knight

  The Calgary Flames have acquired center Drew Shore from the Florida Panthers in exchange for center Corban Knight. Shore was drafted by the Panthers in the second round of the 2009 NHL draft. He had 30 points in 35 games with Florida's AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. He was also named to the roster for the AHL All-Star Classic on Tuesday. Shore had eight goals and 12 assists...
Via AP on Fox
17 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
21 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...
Via NESN.com
22 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
22 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
27 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
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 / gettyimages.com 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 / gettyimages.com 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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