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PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bergenheim lifts Panthers to 3-2 win over Blue Jackets

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Sean Bergenheim scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to help the Florida Panthers get a much-needed win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2 on Thursday night. Aaron Ekblad and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for the Panthers, and Roberto Luongo made 30 saves. Florida snapped a five-game loss streak, won at home for the first time in seven games,...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers score late in 3rd, beat Blue Jackets to end losing streak

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Sean Bergenheim scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to help the Florida Panthers get a much-needed win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2 on Thursday night. Aaron Ekblad and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for the Panthers, and Roberto Luongo made 30 saves. Florida snapped a five-game loss streak, won at home for the first time in seven games,...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton returns to Panthers lineup

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers enforcer Shawn Thornton, who has missed the past 20 games with a groin injury, will return to the lineup Thursday night when the team hosts the Columbus Blue Jackets. "He competes and plays hard," Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant said after Thursday's morning skate at the BB&T Center. "We just need him going up and down and playing the same...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets at Florida Panthers game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. Roberto Luongo's struggles have made it difficult for the Florida Panthers to end their longest losing streak of the season. They hope to at least have the edge in net Thursday night against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, who look for an 11th straight victory in the series despite being without Sergei Bobrovsky...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Panthers Preview

Roberto Luongo's struggles have made it difficult for the Florida Panthers to end their longest losing streak of the season. They hope to at least have the edge in net Thursday night against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, who look for an 11th straight victory in the series despite being without Sergei Bobrovsky. Florida (20-15-10) lost 5-4 to Detroit on Tuesday, its fifth straight...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
4 days 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
13 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
14 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
24 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
25 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
25 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
29 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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