Business has definitely picked up at the BB&T Center Tuesday afternoon as the Panthers have been burning up the phone lines making trades and re-signing players.
The Florida Panthers knew signing a 39-year-old goalie who had been out of hockey for a year was a big risk. Tuesday the risk didn’t pay off as goalie Tim Thomas suffered a “slightly pulled groin,” according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
The last time Tim Thomas was making news for an National Hockey League team, he was helping lead the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup. Now, Thomas is in Sunrise on a tryout deal with the Florida Panthers.
When the final buzzer sounded at Madison Square Garden, the Swedish goalie celebrated the big win with his teammates. No, it wasn’t Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers this time. Jacob Markstrom made 44 saves, and he and the cellar-dwelling Florida Panthers stole the spotlight from Lundqvist and the Rangers with a 3-1 win Thursday night.
If you can stop a hockey puck, the Florida Panthers desperately need to talk to you. The Panthers went to Washington hoping to right the ship, but instead were blown off the ice by the Washington Capitals, 7-1.
It’s been a long two weeks for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who haven’t tasted victory since the first of the month. Not much has gone the Florida Panthers’ way of late, either.
The Florida Panthers had the opportunity to right the ship against an equally struggling Montreal Canadiens team Thursday night at the BB&T Center. Instead, solid goaltending and a quick score in overtime gave the Canadiens the victory in overtime, 1-0.
The Florida Panthers have dug themselves a deep hole to start the abbreviated 2013 season. The Panthers are just one point out of last place in the Eastern Conference, but just four points out of the final playoff spot.
The Florida Panthers don’t have any time to lick their wounds after getting destroyed by the Ottawa Senators Monday night. The Cats have traveled to Montreal for their third game in four days Tuesday night.
Florida Panthers fans hungry to know who will be starting in between the pipes for the team in Game 7 Thursday night can exhale a little because it appears that veteran Jose Theodore should be in goal against the New Jersey Devils.