Steven Stamkos has been practicing his shootout moves, and it paid off on Sunday. Stamkos scored the deciding goal in the tiebreaker to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers.
Dmitry Kulikov picked a good time to get his first goal of the season for the Florida Panthers.
The Carolina Hurricanes finally found their way to the top of the Southeast Division, and they did it with their first win of the season against a divisional opponent.
The Florida Panthers secured part of their defense Thursday when they signed defenseman Dmity Kulikov to a two-year contract worth $5 million.
The Florida Panthers have only been in training camp since Monday, but with no preseason games; the team will hold a scrimmage Wednesday night to prepare for Saturday’s opening game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
After missing 23 games because of a knee injury, Dmitry Kulikov scored the winning shootout goal to help the Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Saturday night.
Stephen Weiss and the first-place Florida Panthers showed the Washington Capitals how much they have improved from last season. Weiss scored two goals to lead the Panthers to a 5-4 win over the Capitals on Monday night.
The Florida Panthers have their claws out early in the season, playing like a true contender for a play off berth. Tomas Fleischmann scored the tiebreaking goal that carried the Panthers to a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
Dmitry Kulikov and Jason Garrison scored first-period goals, Scott Clemmensen stopped 25 shots for his seventh career shutout, and the Panthers routed the Dallas Stars 6-0 on Tuesday night.
Jacob Markstrom got his first NHL victory and Scottie Upshall scored 5:02 into the third period to help the Florida Panthers extend Montreal’s losing streak to six with a 2-1 win over the Canadiens on Monday night.