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.
Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Sunday for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp on Saturday night.
Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since returning from a major injury, Ryan Callahan had his first goal with Tampa Bay, and the Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Thursday night.
Ed Jovanovski scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in his 1,100th career game, sparking the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Scottie Upshall scored a short-handed goal and had an assist to lead the Florida Panthers over the New York Islanders 4-2 on Tuesday night.
The Florida Panthers have activated defenseman and captain Ed Jovanovski from injured reserve and say he’ll make his season debut Saturday against Nashville.
The 2011 season that saw the Florida Panthers win the Southeast Division seems like an eternity ago for fans. So was 2012 an aberration or the beginning of another collection of lost seasons for Florida’s NHL franchise?
The New York Islanders nearly paid for relaxing too early against the Florida Panthers.
Not long after the Florida Panthers paid tribute to their past, Jonathan Huberdeau offered a glimpse of their future.
The Santa hats came flying out of the stands to celebrate Brad Marchand’s third goal of the game, and the Boston fans began taunting the Florida Panthers by chanting, “Merry Christmas!”