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The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June.
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper does not think left wing Ryan Malone’s DUI and cocaine possession charges will be a distraction to the playoffs-bound team.
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.
David Krejci scored three goals for the Boston Bruins in a 4-1 win over Florida on Tuesday night, hours after the Panthers made a series of deals to retool their lineup.
It looks like the Florida Panthers could be in need of another top man with the franchise. According to Sports Business Daily, Panthers CEO Michael Yormark will be leaving the franchise to join up with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.
House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, indicated Wednesday he’s not in favor of the state setting aside money for any professional-sports stadium projects this year, after also opposing a high-profile effort in 2013 to direct tax dollars to improvements at the home of the Miami Dolphins.
The Detroit Red Wings were finally able to dominate the Florida Panthers.
Nazem Kadri had three assists, including his 100th career point, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 6-3 on Thursday night for their fifth consecutive home victory.
Sometimes the sports world can serve as a welcome distraction to the news of the day. Thursday, the Dallas Stars had some fun with the “big story” of Justin Bieber getting arrested.
The Florida Panthers made major improvements to the BB&T Center’s scoreboard in the offseason and as a payback to the county and the team, the NHL will reportedly bring the 2015 NHL Entry Draft to Sunrise, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.