Panthers Rumors & News

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Aaron Ekblad and Johnny Gaudreau are being bumped up to the NHL all-star game from rookie showcase to replace Crosby/Johnson. #NHLAllStar

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in All-Star draft "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Panthers reassign F Vincent Trocheck to AHL affiliate

    Fox Sports Florida "The Florida Panthers have reassigned forward Vincent Trocheck to San Antonio (AHL), the team announced Tuesday. Trocheck, 21, has recorded four goals, 13 points and plus-6 rating in 28 games with Florida this season. A third-round pick in the 2011 draft, Trocheck has registered nine goals,..." January 20

  • Canucks keep rolling on the road, down Panthers 2-1

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks’ latest road trip is almost over, which is really kind of a shame. After all, they seem to be playing their best hockey in rinks not called Rogers Arena. The Canucks further enhanced their reputation as road warriors with a 2-1 win Monday night over old friend Roberto..." January 20

  • Could Roberto Luongo turn to poker once he retires from the NHL?

    Sporting News "It's no secret that Florida Panthers star goaltender Roberto Luongo knows his way around the poker table. Luongo has long voiced the fact that he loves to play the game and manages to take some time to hang out at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas every few summers - sometimes, he even finds..." January 20

  • All-Star break provides struggling Panthers chance to recharge

    Fox Sports Florida "The Florida Panthers had hoped to head into the All-Star break on a high note, but instead will return from their week-long hiatus needing to dig themselves out an unexpected hole. Following a 2-1 loss to the surging Vancouver Canucks on Monday night, the Panthers have now dropped a season-high..." January 20

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    Harvey Fialkov @hfialkov

    Upshall and Bergy scratched ##flapanthers

  • Avs defeat Florida Panthers on Nick Holden's power-play goal in third

    Denver Post "Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden wasn't even sure exactly how he had scored. "I just wanted to get a puck to the net," he said of his shot from straight out on a Colorado power play in the third period Thursday night against the Florida Panthers. "So I just shot it. 'Macker' (Cody McLeod) had a..." January 16

  • Perreault a 'four-middable' star of Jets' win over Panthers

    Winnipeg Free Press "Under the category of "problems you’ve never encountered before but wouldn’t mind having a go at," it’s looking more and more like the Winnipeg Jets have a fight going to see who drives the bus. At least that’s what comes to mind after left-winger Mathieu Perreault, after a slow and uncertain..." January 14

  • Road warrior Panthers down Oilers 4-2 for third straight victory

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Well, Canada, you wanted the Panthers. You got them. Only not for relocation, but for dominance as the road-weary/warrior Panthers staved off the lowly Edmonton Oilers in a 4-2 victory at Rexall Place Sunday night for their first three-game winning streak in 13 months. Three Panthers – Jimmy..." January 12

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    Dmitry Kukikov back in for #FlaPanthers v #Oilers ... Appears Aleksander Barkov still out.

  • Flames trade centre Corban Knight to Panthers for Drew Shore

    The Globe and Mail "Centre Drew Shore was acquired by the Calgary Flames on Friday in a trade with the Florida Panthers in exchange for centre Corban Knight. Shore was drafted by the Panthers in the second round (44th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft. This season the 23-year-old has 30 points in 35 games with..." January 11

  • Panthers’ Trocheck: ‘I was in the cab at 6:57 and on the ice by 7:04′

    Miami Herald "Panthers' coach Gerard Gallant knew Dmitry Kulikov was going to miss Friday's game with a case of the flu but the team's second victim came as quite a surprise. Aleksander Barkov was forced to come off the ice during warmups. The Panthers quickly called Vincent Trocheck to tell him he was..." January 10

  • ‘I try to forget Calgary,’ says Panthers’ O’Brien on facing the Flames

    Pro Hockey Talk "After getting sent down to the minors during the 2013-14 season and bought out in the summer, Shane O’Brien isn’t speaking too favorably about his time with the Calgary Flames. According to George Richards of the Miami Herald, O’Brien, who has struggled to maintain a regular spot in the NHL the..." January 10

  • Panthers' Luongo back in Vancouver to face Canucks "Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo isn't sure what to expect from Vancouver Canucks fans when he returns for the first time to play his old team on Thursday. With Luongo, it's often hard to tell the cheers from jeers anyway. "Loos and boos all sound the same, so I won't be able to..." January 07

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    Craig Custance @CraigCustance

    Two more fined $2,000 by the NHL for diving - Detroit's Gustav Nyquist and Florida's Vincent Trocheck. I like this effort by the league.

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Caps win one with their penalty kill in victory over Panthers

    CSN Washington "If there was any kind of a hangover from Thursday afternoon’s dramatic Winter Classic victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, it certainly went undetected by those involved. “Maybe for a younger team it would be more of a trap game,” defenseman Brooks Orpik said after the Caps’ back-and-forth 4-3..." January 05

  • Luongo might be hurt after colliding with Ovechkin

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers have been frisky this season, and Roberto Luongo‘s been a big part of that. Hopefully he didn’t get hurt too badly on Sunday, then. Luongo initially shook off a significant collision with Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin late in the first period, but he didn’t return..." January 04

  • Ekblad ties Panthers franchise record

    Pro Hockey Talk "Aaron Ekblad hasn’t even reached the halfway point of his rookie season, and he has now tied a Florida Panthers franchise record. The still 18-year-old defenseman, selected first overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, had an assist on a pretty goal from Nick Bjugstad in the first period of Friday’s..." January 03

  • Panthers commit to Nick Bjugstad for six years

    Sporting News "The cash-poor Panthers are making a sizable investment in their future. They've signed their leading scorer, center Nick Bjugstad, to a six-year contract worth $4.1 million per year, The Miami Herald reported late Tuesday. An announcement is expected Wednesday. Bjugstad, 22, could have..." December 31

  • Panthers roar back with four-goal third period to down Maple Leafs 6-4

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The surging Panthers may have played their worst defensive period of the season in a wild, six-goal second frame, but the two main blue-line culprits did more than atone for their gaffes. The team's top defensive tandem of Dmitry Kulikov and Willie Mitchell were on the ice for three of the..." December 29

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    #FlaPanthers going w/ Roberto Luongo v James Reimer and the #Leafs here in scenic and sunny Sunrise, FL

  • Expect Ekblad to shatter Florida’s rookie D records

    Pro Hockey Talk "For a first overall pick, Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad‘s rookie season has been quite under-the-radar, especially considering how well it’s gone. As the Sun-Sentinel’s Harvey Fialkov points out, Ekblad tops all rookie defensemen in 2014-15 with five goals, 14 assists and 19 points..." December 27

  • Surprising Panthers have plenty to be merry about this Christmas

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For years ex-coaches and general managers of Christmases past have vowed to turn the Panthers into a tough-minded team that said they would be hard to play against.' To no avail, until now. Even in the stunning 2011-12 season in which rookie coach Kevin Dineen piloted the Panthers to their..." December 26

  • Panthers down Penguins 4-3 in shootout in front of season-high crowd

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Although the mumps-ridden Penguins were down to 10 forwards at one point, when a team has superstars Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby on the ice, they're never out of a game. The Panthers feel the same way about goaltender Roberto Luongo. Although the Panthers blew a two-goal lead in the..." December 23

  • Pouliot scores in NHL debut as Penguins tame Panthers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Captain Sidney Crosby redirected a puck past goaltender Roberto Luongo for only his third goal in 21 games. He threw his arms in the air. He let out a celebratory scream. Injuries and mumps have taken a toll, but there also have been plenty of reasons for the Penguins to celebrate. One of..." December 21

  • Roberto Luongo keys Panthers' 2-1 shootout victory over Flyers

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Panthers are starting to get the hang of this shootout deal. After stopping a record 15 shots in an epic 20-round shootout win two days earlier, a mere 21 saves in regulation, four in overtime and five more in a six-round shootout was a piece of cake for Panthers goalie Roberto..." December 19

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    Brandon Pirri didn't bag skate this morning and here's the reason: He's in for Brad Boyes (upper body). #FlaPanthers #Flyers

  • Panthers go 20 rounds with Capitals to win longest shootout in NHL history

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "There are certain teams the Florida Panthers have been able to get away with spotting an early lead. That is never a good idea against Washington. When the Capitals score first, they usually win (13-1-2). The Panthers avoided that pitfall, and then endured the longest shootout in NHL history..." December 17

  • Blues recover, pull out 4-2 win over Panthers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Hey, how about this new guy? Martin Brodeur, who makes everyone's short list of the greatest goalies ever, now is also earning a spot on the greatest-guy-to-fill-in-for-a-little-while list. Making his first start at Scottrade Center since the Blues signed him less than a week ago to fill in for..." December 09

  • Bettman: Panthers aren't candidates for relocation

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made the strongest statement possible regarding the Florida Panthers at Tuesday's Board of Governors meetings: The statement comes in the midst of a season wherein the Panthers are averaging only 8,849 fans per game, by far the lowest attendance figures..." December 09

  • Panthers' Luongo passes Belfour on all-time saves list

    The Score "Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo passed a Hall of Famer in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Luongo made 26 saves in the victory, moving into fourth on the NHL all-time saves list ahead of Ed Belfour." December 07

  • Panthers GM apologizes to Sabres owner for pre-game snowstorm video

    Pro Hockey Talk "Terry Pegula, owner of the Buffalo Sabres, was reportedly angry with the Florida Panthers for a video prior to puck drop between the two teams that showed scenes from Buffalo’s recent snowstorm, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald. From the Miami Herald: Florida general manager..." December 07

  • Florida Panthers’ patience with center Nick Bjugstad finally paying off

    Miami Herald "It wasn’t so long ago Nick Bjugstad couldn’t buy a goal with an American Express card and a PayPal account. Florida’s second-year center was getting plenty of opportunities yet missed shot after shot. Coach Gerard Gallant noticed the quality chances and kept Bjugstad on a top line despite..." December 06

  • Blue Jackets defeat Panthers, 4-3 in shootout

    The Cannon "If this game was a fish, you'd throw it back. But somehow the Blue Jackets managed an ugly shootout win over the the Panthers, gaining two points in the ledger. At the end of the 1960's, Volkswagen ran a series of ads featuring pictures of the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) and the front..." December 05

  • Longtime NHL enforcer George Parros announces retirement "George Parros, a nine-year NHL veteran that was known mostly for his fighting ability and possessing one of the best mustaches in the sport, announced his retirement from the league on Friday. Parros appeared in 474 NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks,..." December 05

  • Trade: Ducks acquire Robak from Florida for Blacker

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks partnered for a flip of young defensemen on Thursday, with the Panthers sending Colby Robak out West in exchange for Jesse Blacker and a conditional draft pick. Robak, 24, is the more vested of the two, having played in 42 career NHL contests (all coming..." December 04

  • Panthers find juice in energetic win over Red Wings

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The lights went out Tuesday morning at Joe Louis Arena. They came back on for the Florida Panthers in the evening as they salvaged the second night of a back-to-back tour through the Midwest with a 4-3 victory against the Red Wings. It took Detroit's Public Lighting Department five hours to..." December 03

  • Blue Jackets breakthrough, edge Panthers 2 - 1

    The Cannon "Monday heralded a new month for the Blue Jackets, who were undeniably glad to see November pass into the ether. Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers, with former Blue Jackets Gerard Gallant and Derek MacKenzie in tow, came into this one with a 9-7-6 record, good for ninth in the Eastern Conference, and..." December 02

  • Panthers assign Ellis, Luongo ready to go

    Pro Hockey Talk "Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo appears recovered from his upper body injury as Florida assigned goaltender Dan Ellis to its’ American Hockey League affiliate in San Antonio on Sunday. Luongo was injured midway through the Panthers 1-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday..." November 30

  • Panthers find way to beat goalie Anderson, Senators

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "A barrage of Panthers shots pummeled Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson and upset the former Florida goalie's traditional tropical comfort level in a 3-2 win on Friday night at the BB&T Center. lRelated Florida Panthers 3, Ottawa Senators 2 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 3, Ottawa..." November 29

  • Montoya saves Panthers after Luongo injured in Panthers 1-0 win over Canes

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Home cooking has been lacking spice for the Florida Panthers so far this season. Few wins. Sparse crowds. Little excitement. The vagabond team that has made a habit of impressing more the farther it gets from home got a much-needed win 1-0 against Carolina at the BB&T Center on..." November 27

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    Dale Tallon says Roberto Luongo arm injury 'not serious' and that he's day to day. Montoya starts Fri v #Sens - Ellis en route #FlaPanthers

  • Panthers trying to trade veterans to make room for young players

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Panthers are trying to make room for young players such as rookie forwards Vincent Trocheck, Rocco Grimaldi and possibly Quinton Howden when he heals, so they’re trying to trade some unnamed veterans, according to a team source. It’s obvious that slumping forward Tomas Fleischmann..." November 26

  • Wild's Jason Zucker caps productive road trip with two more goals in win over Panthers

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Jason Zucker's dad Scott watched from a suite above section 107 as his son scored to give the Wild a lead and then again in the second period to help solidify what ended as a lopsided contest. Scott, like the rest of the fathers and guests on this trip, was wearing the same white sweater as his..." November 25

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    Rocco Grimaldi, who got his first NHL goal in Game No. 7 on Saturday, is being sent back to AHL @sarampage #FlaPanthers

  • Predators escape Panthers in shootout

    Tennessean "Filip Forsberg found a new way to deliver for the Predators. The NHL's rookie scoring leader beat Florida goalie Roberto Luongo for the decisive goal in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Predators beat the Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. "I was thinking maybe a..." November 23

  • Panthers' Nick Bjugstad is riding a wave of scoring success

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It was just over two weeks ago that Panthers second-year center Nick Bjugstad was constantly being asked about the growing pressure of not scoring a goal in the season's first 10 games. Bjugstad talked about visualization and not getting down on himself. Well, now the net must appear more..." November 22

  • Panthers Nick Bjugstad finishes what he starts in 3-2 shootout victory over Sharks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "pparently the Panthers know the way to San Jose and they know how to beat the Sharks when they get there. No matter how long it takes. Red-hot center Nick Bjugstad finished what he started with two goals, including one just 24 seconds in, and then the game-winning shootout tally to lift the..." November 21