Victor Hedman scored a power-play goal 1:11 into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 in their season opener Thursday night.
The Florida Panthers opened training camp last week and are preparing to play in their first preseason game of the new season on Wednesday night against the Dallas Stars at the BB&T Center.
Gerard Gallant never had a coach that he didn’t enjoy playing for, and he wants the Florida Panthers to feel that way about him.
The Florida Panthers took another big step towards their future on Wednesday when the team announced that they have agreed on a three-year entry-level contract with No. 1 overall draft pick Aaron Ekblad.
The Florida Panthers have selected defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the first pick in the NHL draft.
It hasn’t happened very often over the last couple decades but the Florida Panthers find themselves in the NHL spotlight this week. The NHL Draft is Friday night and the Panthers hold the No. 1 pick but have been very open about entertaining trade offers from teams who want to move up in the draft.
The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June.