| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:19 PM
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...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:49 PM
SUNRISE, Fla. -- In the longest shootout in NHL history, the Florida Panthers edged the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Tuesday night at the BB&T Center.
Nick Bjugstad got the game-winning shootout goal for Florida (34 points) in the 20th round.
| Dec 7, 2014
| 2:35 PM
When/where: 8:00 p.m., Scottrade Center, St. Louis
TV: FSF Radio: 560-AM
Scouting report: Monday's game will be the first meeting of the season between Florida and St. Louis. ... The Blues swept the season series a year ago. In two games, St. Louis...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 2:59 PM
CORAL SPRINGS — Just two months into Aaron Ekblad's NHL career, it seems like nothing the 18-year-old does is surprising anymore.
Leading the Panthers in assists? Ho-hum. Third among NHL rookies in scoring? Okay. Even his three-assist performance...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 2:05 PM
There's a category of statistics listed on the NHL.com website known as real-time stats, which basically measure a player's intangibles or the non-sexy chores he does on the ice that every winning team must have.
It's no surprise that unheralded...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:13 PM
— The offensively challenged Panthers are certainly not built for wide-open shootout affairs, and they proved that in Saturday's matinee against the surprising Calgary Flames.
Perhaps buoyed by a rare, four-goal outburst that had them blow two-...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Panthers slumping forward Tomas Fleischmann will return to the ice after a one-game benching and will play with the fourth line alongside center Derek MacKenzie and right wing Shawn Thornton.
"[I wasn't] happy with that but it got me thinking a little...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Panthers coach Gerard Gallant has pleaded with his players to go to the net and camp out in the "blue paint,'' or crease area where goals generally occur.
Gallant's pregame strategy that also included three line overhauls paid off. But he also received a...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:29 PM
CORAL SPRINGS — Panthers coach Gerard Gallant has made it abundantly clear in a good-natured manner that he hates when anybody labels his four forward lines based on their prowess.
So the mere mention that his recent move of promoting gritty...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:45 PM
— After morning skate Tuesday, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant was asked about the improved penalty-kill units and the overall decrease in penalties taken.
"Who knows tonight, we might go out there and take seven you never know, Gallant said....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 12:34 PM
— Panthers coach Gerard Gallant has certainly noticed a few slow starts in recent losses to the Blues and Blue Jackets, but he's not ready to call it a trend as he prepares his team for the Red Wings.
The Panthers are 8-1-4 when scoring first...