Derick Brassard and Rick Nash scored power-play goals in the opening 10 minutes, and Mats Zuccarello, Brassard and Brad Richards turned a tight game into a rout with goals 3:25 apart late in the third period of the New York Rangers’ 6-1 victory on Florida Panthers Thursday night.
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.
Wellman has appeared in 41 NHL games and this trade marks his return to the NHL from the AHL.
First, the Florida Panthers made it to the NHL playoffs for the first time in a dozen years. Now, they do it as division champs, a win against the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night giving the Cats their first division title in team history.
The last time the Florida Panthers made the playoffs, you could buy gas in South Florida for a buck and a half a gallon and the team’s home ice was in Overtown, not west Broward. But at last, the Panthers are back in the Playoffs, and tickets went on sale Saturday.
The Florida Panthers were all set to break out the champagne and celebrate the team’s first playoff berth in more than a decade, then the Winnipeg Jets finally showed up for Tuesday’s game and put the celebration on ice.
The New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 6-1 on Sunday night for as comprehensive-looking a win as New York has enjoyed all season.
The Miami Marlins need starting pitching, and they may address that in a big way with Mark Buehrle; who the Fish are pursuing hard heading into the baseball winter meetings.
Florida’s Tomas Fleischmann went for a postgame medical evaluation after taking an elbow to the head Wednesday night. That left Panthers teammates to discuss his clutch performance.
In one of the most exciting World Series games of all-time, the St. Louis Cardinals, down to their final strike in both the ninth and 10th innings, forced a decisive Game 7 when David Freese capped a game for the ages with a walk-off home run to center field.