| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:34 PM
The rubber rats were raining down again on the BB&T Center's ice following the Panthers' thrilling 4-3 shootout victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins before the Christmas break.
But the Panthers are far more excited that...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:19 PM
— 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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:26 PM
— The Panthers have improved in just about every area this season, but one huge obstacle remains: the ever-elusive three-game winning streak.
The stars seemed aligned to do just that once Canadiens coach Michel Therrien opted to start inexperienced...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:16 PM
--- It seemed as if the sluggish Panthers were auditioning for "The Hangover IV,'' for the first 36 minutes of their annual New Year's Eve game Wednesday.
After a stirring 2-0-1 start to a critical holiday homestand against four teams ahead of them in...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 9:56 AM
— Holidays bring families together but there was a rare reunion in Wednesday's New Year's Eve clash between the Rangers and Panthers as the Hayes' brothers faced each other for the first time as NHL players.
At times, Panthers 6-foot-6 right wing...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:34 PM
The Florida Panthers have had longer road trips than the 14,076-mile odyssey that will take them to six cities, including four stops north of the border, in the next two weeks.
With a 2-0 victory over the Sabres on Friday to begin the trek, the Panthers...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 1:43 PM
Overlooked in the eye-opening emergence of prized Florida Panthers rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad is the role of his on-ice mentor in smoothing the transition from juniors to the pro ranks.
Brian Campbell has a knack for making his blue-line partners...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:02 PM
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'...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Vincent Trocheck resides in that uncomfortable realm in the NHL where tomorrow is a constant uncertainty.
One of the Florida Panthers' brightest prospects, Trocheck started the season in the minors due to a crowded house of forwards before injuries...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:49 PM
— In years past the Panthers would've gladly taken a 1-1-1 road trip against quality opponents such as the Blues, Red Wings and suprisingly surging Sabres.
But not this year's version, who currently reside in the eighth and final playoff spot in...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 2:44 PM
When Panthers coach Gerard Gallant told rookie center Vincent Trocheck that he was going to be his leadoff shooter in Friday's shootout against the Detroit Red Wings, memories came rushing back to his youth hockey days.
Not only did Trocheck star for...