For the first time since 2005, South Florida is about to experience a Game 7 in a playoff series as the Florida Panthers fight for their playoff lives against the New Jersey Devils at the Bank Atlantic Center Thursday.
Florida Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy which is given to the player judged to have exhibited the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.
Rats have been associated with the Florida Panthers since the team made a run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996. But if you were hoping to buy them at the Bank Atlantic Center, you’re out of luck.
The Florida Panthers will try to win their third straight playoff game Thursday night in New Jersey as the battle the Devils in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Florida Panthers have given New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur a shellacking in the last two games, so much so that he was pulled from Game 3. But the Devils aren’t ready to move on from Brodeur just yet.
The Florida Panthers took their first step towards the Stanley Cup Sunday night when they finally won their first home playoff game in the last two decades. The Panthers playoff victory was the team’s first since April 17, 1997 against the New York Rangers, or 5,478 days.
Stephen Weiss scored the first two playoff goals of his career, Jose Theodore stopped 23 shots and the Panthers got their first playoff victory since April 17, 1997, topping the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Sunday night to even the first-round series at a game apiece.
Friday is the day Florida Panthers fans worried would never come. The Cats will open the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a first-round matchup with the New Jersey Devils at the Bank Atlantic Center on Friday the 13th.
First, the Florida Panthers made it to the NHL playoffs for the first time in a dozen years. Now, they do it as division champs, a win against the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night giving the Cats their first division title in team history.
The last time the Florida Panthers made the playoffs, you could buy gas in South Florida for a buck and a half a gallon and the team’s home ice was in Overtown, not west Broward. But at last, the Panthers are back in the Playoffs, and tickets went on sale Saturday.