Panthers Rumors & News

  • Backlund's two goals spark Flames to victory

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikael Backlund can't recall scoring two goals in 13 seconds in his NHL career so far. That's exactly what he did in the second period on Tuesday to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "That was probably a..." January 18

  • Panthers recall McIlrath from AHL — but will they play him?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers have recalled defenseman Dylan McIlrath from a conditioning stint in the AHL. The question now is whether they’ll play him. McIlrath has only appeared in four games for the Panthers since getting traded by the Rangers in November — and in three of those games, he logged..." January 16

  • Marchessault scores winner as Panthers defeat Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- One night after losing to the worst team in the Eastern Conference, the incredibly inconsistent Florida Panthers knocked off the best team in the NHL. Jonathan Marchessault scored the go-ahead goal, and Jaromir Jagr added what became the game-winner to lead Florida to a 4-3..." January 14

  • Tavares scores 3 as Isles dump Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- John Tavares continues to haunt the Panthers. Named an All-Star for the third time in his career earlier this week, Tavares scored three goals as his New York Islanders snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night at the BB&T..." January 13

  • A NJ Brewery created a legendary new hockey beer and illustration, “Jaromir Lager”

    TSN "Jaromir Jagr is the kind of man that inspires people. Most often it seems, he inspires people to drink and create alcohol. There is the oft-used rec league team name, the “Jagr Bombs”, then there was an Ontario craft beer inspired by him and now someone has perfected the craft, created a..." January 12

  • Panthers slip past Islanders 2-1

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Florida goalie Roberto Luongo acknowledged it felt a little odd walking into Barclays Center on Wednesday morning for the first time since last April 24, when the Panthers' season ended with a double-overtime loss to the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Former Panthers coach Gerard Gallant says he wasn’t fired because of analytics

    Fox Sports "When the Florida Panthers axed head coach Gerard Gallant back in December, it was the first coaching casualty of this NHL season and an incredibly surprising one at that. Not only did it come just 22 games into the season (the Panthers were 11-10-1 at the time) but Gallant was also just a season..." January 10

  • Panthers' Luongo climbs to fifth in career wins with shutout

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- It had been nearly a full calendar year since Roberto Luongo's last shutout. He ended that drought Monday night and made history at Prudential Center. The 37-year-old goaltender stopped 28 shots and moved into fifth place on the NHL's career wins list as the Florida Panthers..." January 09

  • Panthers' Bjugstad placed on IR

    NHL.com "Florida Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad was placed on injured reserve on Saturday after sustaining a lower-body injury on Friday. Bjugstad left a 2-1 win against the Nashville Predators in the first period and did not return. He has a goal and an assist in 21 games this season." January 07

  • Marchand, Rask fuel Bruins to rout of Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers interim coach Tom Rowe said before Saturday's game that his team had to "get this mental block out of our heads," adding that they should perhaps pretend those weren't the Boston Bruins in white, yellow and black. Guess what? The mental block -- and a..." January 07

  • Ticket sales rep serves as Panthers’ emergency backup after Luongo injury

    SI "The Florida Panthers have dressed an account executive Bobby Segin as their backup goalie after Roberto Luongo was hurt in warmups before hosting the Nashville Predators on Friday night. The injuries are piling up for the Panthers as Nick Bjugstad was also injured early in the game. Luongo was..." January 07

  • Reimer, McKegg lift Panthers past Predators

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- It was a winning night for the Florida Panthers' B Squad. The Panthers were forced to improvise with starting goalie Roberto Luongo pulled moments before the start of the game due to upper-body discomfort and top-line forwards Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau already..." January 06

  • Laine scores in Jets' victory over Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Connor Hellebuyck, a 23-year-old goalie from Commerce, Michigan, grew up watching Roberto Luongo. On Wednesday, he denied the 37-year-old Luongo a milestone, at least for now. Hellebuyck made 31 saves as his Winnipeg Jets defeated Luongo's Florida Panthers 4-1 at the..." January 04

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Jagr, Trocheck lead Panthers over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Hard luck epitomized the Florida Panthers in their previous four games, which they were 0-1-3. However, on Saturday night against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center, their luck changed. Jaromir Jagr and Vincent Trocheck each had a goal and an assist and James Reimer..." December 31

  • Panthers' Barkov out indefinitely

    Miami Herald "The Panthers have been very quiet about the status of top-line center Sasha Barkov. Following Thursday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens, general manager/interim coach Tom Rowe said Barkov could miss up to three weeks. With what, however, is still a mystery. Barkov, 21, was hit in the..." December 30

  • Danault OT goal lifts Habs over Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Phillip Danault and Max Pacioretty helped the Montreal Canadiens break a losing streak and finally beat the Florida Panthers. Danault scored a breakaway goal 39 seconds into overtime on a feed from Pacioretty as Montreal rallied to beat the Florida 3-2 on Thursday...." December 29

  • Rookies provide for Leafs in shootout win

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Two teenage rookies -- Mitchell Marner and Auston Matthews -- gave further evidence on Wednesday night as to what the Toronto Maple Leafs are trying to build. Marner scored the only shootout goal and Matthews produced a goal and an assist in regulation to lead Toronto to a..." December 28

  • LeBrun on NHL trade scene: ‘I think Florida is a team to keep an eye on’

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL trade scene has been non-existent this season, and hockey fans are desperately hoping that will change coming out of the holiday freeze. Salary cap space continues to be the main issue binding the hands of most teams, but parity in the standings will need to be resolved to a certain..." December 28

  • Jaromir Jagr, Jeff Carter, Cam Talbot earn weekly honors

    NHL.com "Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr , Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 25. FIRST STAR - JAROMIR JAGR, RW, FLORIDA PANTHERS Jagr led the League with five assists in three..." December 26

  • Panthers' Smith suffers concussion after devastating hit by Kronwall

    Sportsnet "Florida Panthers forward Reilly Smith will miss 7-10 days with a concussion following a hit from Detroit Red Wings’ defenceman Niklas Kronwall in the second period of Friday’s game. Smith, 25, has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 34 games played this season." December 24

  • Florida Panthers Stanley Panther Sues 'How Could You Fire a Depressed Mascot???'

    TMZ "Stanley Panther says he was BETRAYED by his own NHL team -- claiming he was unfairly fired as the team mascot after a serious bout with depression because the honchos didn't like his attitude. The man behind the lawsuit is Raphael Estevez -- who says he was hired to play Stanley full-time in..." December 24

  • Red Wings beat Panthers in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- There were three crucial video reviews and all three went against the Florida Panthers. That, more than anything, explains why the Detroit Red Wings were able to rally from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Panthers 4-3 in a shootout on Friday night at the BB&T Center...." December 23

  • 68 things to know about Jaromir Jagr

    TSN "Jaromir Jagr stands second to only Wayne Gretzky now. With one assist Thursday night, Jagr moved ahead of Mark Messier for second on the NHL’s all-time scoring list with 1,888 points. After a deeper look at Jagr off the ice, here are 68 things to know about No. 68: 1. Hart Trophy, captured..." December 23

  • Jaromir Jagr gets 1,888th point, passes Mark Messier for No. 2 in NHL history

    NHL.com "Jaromir Jagr moved past Mark Messier into second place on the NHL all-time scoring list with an assist for the Florida Panthers in a 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins at BB&T Center on Thursday. It was the 1,888th point of his NHL career. The 44-year-old right wing was camped in front of the net..." December 23

  • Jagr makes history in Panthers' loss to Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla.-- Frank Vatrano picked a good time to make his season debut, getting a front-row seat to witness Jaromir Jagr -- a player twice his age -- make NHL history while contributing to his own team's victory. The 22-year-old Vatrano scored on a night the 44-year-old Jagr passed Mark..." December 22

  • Roberto Luongo out Thursday, day-to-day with injury

    Sportsnet "Roberto Luongo will not be in the lineup for the Florida Panthers Thursday. He is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. According to the Sun Sentinel, James Reimer will get the start in goal against the Boston Bruins. Mike McKenna was recalled from the AHL on an emergency basis." December 22

  • Jagr ties Messier for second on all-time scoring list

    TSN "One by one, Florida Panthers players flocked toward teammate Jaromir Jagr to ask for a quick photo beside his stall in the locker room. They side-stepped Jagr’s four pair of skates, weighted vests, workout contraptions and post-game elixirs, then smiled. Green rookie or grizzled veteran,..." December 21

  • Jagr, Luongo reach miletstones as Panthers top Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- If you ask Florida Panthers interim coach Tom Rowe, there were a lot of fortunate observers inside the BB&T Center on Tuesday night. They saw Jaromir Jagr, who had three assists, and Roberto Luongo, who got the win, reach impressive career milestones, leading the Florida..." December 20

  • Trump nominates Panthers owner Viola as Secretary of the Army

    Business Insider "President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate the founder of the high-speed trading firm Virtu Financial, Vincent Viola, as secretary of the Army, the Trump transition team said on Monday. "Whether it is his distinguished military service or highly impressive track record in the world of..." December 19

  • Panthers pick up 3-1 win on the road

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Jaromir Jagr didn't have a point, but the Florida Panthers are heading home happy anyway. Jason Demers had a goal and an assist, James Reimer posted 30 saves and the Panthers beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Friday night. Reilly Smith had a short-handed goal early in the..." December 17

  • Jets edge Panthers in shootout to snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG -- They both entered the game as fragile as Faberge eggs and looking for any signs of life to turn their struggling seasons around. It would appear the Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers got what they wanted, at least in part, on Thursday night at the MTS Centre. Winnipeg..." December 16

  • Mark Messier ready to yield second in career scoring to Jaromir Jagr

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Six-time Stanley Cup champion Mark Messier said he looks forward to passing the baton to Jaromir Jagr as the second all-time scorer in the NHL. Jagr, the Panthers’ ageless forward, goes into Thursday’s game at Winnipeg four points behind Messier’s total of 1,887 points. Wayne Gretzky, Messier’s..." December 16

  • Panthers owner says nothing has changed in Dale Tallon’s role

    Sportsnet "Despite a mixed set of messages coming out of south Florida, other NHL GMs are operating under the assumption Dale Tallon is once again the Panthers’ essential decision-maker. Tallon and owner Vinny Viola met Wednesday, the morning after an ugly 5-1 loss in Minnesota that dropped Florida to 2-6..." December 15

  • Tallon resumes control of Panthers' management duties, hockey ops

    TSN "Dale Tallon will once again be tasked with getting the Florida Panthers back on track. Moved upstairs last January in a front-office shakeup, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that Tallon is resuming control of the team's management duties and hockey operations. Tallon was hired as..." December 15

  • Wild hammer Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- In previous seasons, the Minnesota Wild had a habit of slumping in December. Those troubles are apparently in the past. On Tuesday, Zach Parise's first goal of the month got things rolling early for Minnesota and a quartet of his teammates chipped in as the Wild hammered..." December 14

  • Barkov, MacKenzie propel Panthers past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers put little-known Seth Griffith on their top line for the first time on Saturday night, and it worked. Aleksander Barkov and Derek MacKenzie each produced a goal and an assist to lead the Panthers to a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks at the BB&T..." December 10

  • Luongo finds inspiration in Price: 'I want to be as good as Carey'

    The Province "Things aren’t supposed to be this hard in Florida. But the Panthers just finished a run where they spent 20 of 27 days on the road, only to lose to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their homecoming. It was Florida’s fifth loss in six games after firing head coach Gerard Gallant. The team is taking..." December 10

  • Penguins play like champions in victory over Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Play like champions. With apologies to the Notre Dame and Oklahoma football programs, that's what the Pittsburgh Penguins are doing as the reigning Stanley Cup champions. And that's what Penguins center and future Hall of Famer Sidney Cosby is doing, too. Crosby..." December 08

  • Simmonds, Voracek lift Flyers to 6th in row

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Two weeks ago, Steve Mason and the Philadelphia Flyers couldn't string together two wins in a row, no matter how hard they tried. On Tuesday night, thanks to a two-goal performance by Wayne Simmonds and an overtime goal by Jakub Voracek, the Flyers outlasted the Florida..." December 06

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Bruins beat Panthers on Pastrnak's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Count Claude Julien among those impressed with David Pastrnak. "I think he's been our best forward since the beginning of the year. It's nice to see him growing like he is right now," the Boston coach said after Pastrnak's spectacular goal at 1:23 of overtime gave the Bruins their..." December 05

  • Don Cherry calls Gallant firing worst 'in the history of the world'

    The Comeback "Don Cherry has never been afraid to share his opinions and he didn’t hold back while discussing the Florida Panthers firing Gerard Gallant. The firing took the NHL by surprise and completed what many believe was the Panthers’ move to a more analytical system despite the fact Gallant was a Jack..." December 04

  • Senators, Condon shut out Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA - - Every five games Mike Condon has played for the Senators, he has posted two shutouts. Not too bad for a backup, right? "We have no concerns in the crease whatsoever," captain Erik Karlsson said. Filling in for Craig Anderson, Condon stopped 24 shots in a 2-0 win over..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Panthers' Barkov delivers breakaway goal in OT

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Florida Panthers want to be better defensively, and they certainly accomplished that goal the past two games. Aleksander Barkov's breakaway goal 2:02 into overtime gave the Panthers a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena. It was the..." December 01