| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Panthers top-four defenseman Dmitry Kulikov will return to the lineup Thursday after missing the last four games with a minor knee injury.
Kulikov, who by all accounts was playing the best two-way hockey of his five-year career before he banged his...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant experienced the growing pains of expansion in his first tour as an NHL head coach for the Blue Jackets.
He likely never endured a loss as disappointing as Monday in his first trip back to Nationwide Arena as a...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:13 PM
— 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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:44 PM
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...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:47 PM
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.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:41 PM
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...
| 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 9, 2014
| 4:51 PM
— Despite blowing a couple of two-goal leads in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Flames, it appeared the Panthers would have a golden opportunity to force overtime when Calgary defenseman T.J. Brodie hooked Jussi Jokinen with 1:28 left in regulation.
| Nov 10, 2014
| 12:15 PM
— It seems every time young defenseman Dmitry Kulikov starts hitting his stride on both ends of the ice, he gets nicked up.
Fortunately for the 24-year-old Russian and the Panthers, Kulikov had no structural damage when he injured his knee during a...
| 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...