It’s been a season of steady progress for the Florida Panthers, and that trend continued on Thursday night in Sunrise.
Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots for his 67th career shutout, leading the FloridaPanthers to a 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night for their first victory of the season.
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.
The Panthers crossed another item off their offseason to-do list on Friday, signing defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a three-year deal. Financial details weren’t released.
The Florida Panthers have selected defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the first pick in the NHL draft.
Claude Giroux scored two goals and the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a Stanley Cup playoff berth by beating the Florida Panthers 5-2 on Tuesday.
Jiri Tlusty scored twice and Anton Khudobin stopped 35 shots to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
The panthers young players have been impressive early in the season. While the team has had some frustrating inconsistencies, I’ve been very impressed and encouraged by a number of players.
The Washington Capitals resorted to a familiar formula against the Florida Panthers — find Alex Ovechkin and let him do the rest.