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.
Based on their history, goalie Tim Thomas and goalie Roberto Luongo seemed like an odd combination. Less than 24 hours later, the combination is no more.
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.
Brian Campbell, Aleksander Barkov and Dmitry Kulikov each scored goals to lift the Florida Panthers over the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Sunday night.
Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning have remained on a roll even without star Steven Stamkos.
Tomas Kopecky scored the winning goal in the 10th round of the shootout, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Friday night.
Jeff Zatkoff was glad to get another chance to face the Florida Panthers. Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and had three assists, and Zatkoff stopped a season-high 39 shots, including 15 in the first period, to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Florida Panthers, 5-1 on Saturday night.
Following a statement-making victory over the Stanley Cup champs, the Tampa Bay Lightning pulled off a dramatic late comeback to cap a solid stretch at home.
Finally playing on home ice seemed to inspire the Florida Panthers, but facing one of the league’s top goaltenders likely will present another tough challenge.
The Florida Panthers look to snap a three game losing skid Friday night in their home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins.