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  • Panthers regroup from lackluster effort, seek scoring solution

    Panthers regroup from lackluster effort, seek scoring solution
    Considering how stingy the Florida Panthers have been about allowing goals, the onslaught of pucks in their net in Thursday's 4-1 loss at Philadelphia was striking. Most surprising that all of the Flyers' goals came while the teams were at full...
  • Roberto Luongo and injury-racked Panthers down Flyers 2-1

    If there was any doubt that Panthers rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad wasn't going back to juniors after his ninth game Saturday, he erased it by making his first NHL goal the game winner to secure a 2-1 victory over the Flyers at the BB&T Center. "It was...
  • Panthers rookie Ekblad isn't going anywhere

    While most first-round draft picks are sweating out the nine-game grace period during which general managers have to decide whether to return them to juniors or burn a year off their entry-level contract by keeping them on the NHL roster, it's clearly a...
  • Panthers join new world of hockey analytics

    Statistics in professional sports can often help coaches and players figure out how, why and when they won or lost the game. Statistical trends could be a players' best friend or worst enemy, causing them to press when slumping or be ridiculed for the...
  • Panther defenseman Dmitry Kulikov coming of age

    Panther defenseman Dmitry Kulikov coming of age
    — With much of the preseason conversation revolving around the Panthers' baby-faced corps of talented defensemen throughout their organization such as teenage rookie Aaron Ekblad, it's easy to forget that six-year NHL veteran Dmitry Kulikov is still...
  • Roberto Luongo who has owned the Avs will face backup Reto Berra in net

    Roberto Luongo who has owned the Avs will face backup Reto Berra in net
    Berra in net vs. Luongo The Avalance will start backup goalie Reto Berra, who injured his neck last week against the Senators. Starting goalie Seymon Varlymov (groin) is expected back Friday.   The Panthers held an optional morning skate so the...
  • Panthers fall flat in 5-1 loss to Devils in home opener

    Panthers fall flat in 5-1 loss to Devils in home opener
    It didn't take long for Panthers' fans chants of "Lou'' to turn to boos as normally reliable goaltender Roberto Luongo struggled in a home-opening clunker. Luongo, making his first start at the BB&T Center since 2005, gave up five goals on 14 shots as...
  • Panthers' Derek MacKenzie takes advantage of rare power-play time

    Panthers' Derek MacKenzie takes advantage of rare power-play time
    Panthers fourth-line center Derek MacKenzie is known for his faceoff and penalty-killing prowess so when desperate coach Gerard Gallant called his number to join the power-play unit late in the second period Saturday night, he was surprised to say the...
  • As oldest King, Robyn Regehr happy to be playing instead of cheering

    As oldest King, Robyn Regehr happy to be playing instead of cheering
    Robyn Regehr was glad to serve as an unofficial cheerleader after he injured his knee during the opener of the Kings' second-round playoff series against the Ducks last spring and couldn't crack the lineup once he healed. "It was difficult at times, but...
  • Fifty-two pickup: Kings names to be engraved on Stanley Cup

    Fifty-two pickup: Kings names to be engraved on Stanley Cup
    Defenseman Jeff Schultz, who played seven playoff games during the Kings’ run to their second Stanley Cup title in three seasons, is among the 52 names submitted by the Kings to be engraved on the Stanley Cup. However, the names of Colin Fraser, who...
  • Kings' Brayden McNabb has to be a fast learner as Jake Muzzin sits out

    Kings' Brayden McNabb has to be a fast learner as Jake Muzzin sits out
    At least one byproduct of defenseman Jake Muzzin's injury is that it has forced the Kings to speed the development of Brayden McNabb. Muzzin sat out the season opener against the San Jose Sharks because of an undisclosed upper-body issue and said...