The Florida Panthers may not be going anywhere fast this season, but at least two players left Sunrise and headed for a new team Thursday night.
The Panthers have played better hockey under new coach Peter Horachek. He and his assistants, Stanley Cup winners John Madden and Brian Skrudland have brought a different mentality to the team. A mental approach of high energy and intensity is evident.
Rakeem Buckles scored 16 points, Jerome Frink added 13 and Florida International shot 55 percent on the way to beating Florida College 85-39 on Thursday night.
Brad Boyes scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Tim Thomas stopped 32 shots and the Florida Panthers snapped a nine-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist to help the Ottawa Senators beat Florida 3-2 on Saturday, spoiling Peter Horachek’s debut as the Panthers’ coach.
It’s always difficult when people you know lose jobs. But the Panthers were in dire need of change, thus the coaching staff was fired Friday.
The Florida Panthers have struggled out of the gate this season and Friday the team decided it was time to make a change to the coaching staff.
There were a lot of firsts for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
For a weekend at least, the Washington Capitals adjusted nicely to life without Alex Ovechkin. With their star forward out for a second straight night with an unspecified upper-body injury, Washington won its second game in a row with a 3-2 a shootout victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
Brian Elliott stopped 31 shots for his first win of the season, and Alexander Steen scored for the sixth straight game as the St. Louis Blues beat the Florida Panthers 4-0 on Friday night.