Sabres winger Evander Kane and Panthers defenseman Alex Petrovic dropped the gloves three times in Tuesday’s game. The two fought twice in the second period and once in the third.
Vancouver ended Florida’s 12-game winning streak with an OT goal by Daniel Sedin (off a feed from his twin brother Henrik), but the real action came after the final horn. It also featured, from Panthers TV guy Denis Potvin, one of the most inexplicable insults I’ve ever heard.
The Florida Panthers had enough goaltender weirdness for an entire season tonight, all in the span of about a period and a half.
The Panthers traded for Jaromir Jagr. They'll send New Jersey a second-rounder and a conditional third-rounder.
Some sweet deke skills by my man there, who executes a perfect toe drag to blow by that other guy. Who says you shouldn't drink and dangle?
Florida Panthers captain Willie Mitchell got tied up with Pittsburgh's Kris Letang, and inexplicably resorted to swinging Letang's own helmet at him. Willie Mitchell's a lawless man.
The shootout is dumb and bad. It is a sideshow, a skills competition, a way to decide a hockey game that bears only the slightest resemblance to hockey. It is a poor answer to a question no one was asking. And yet, every once in a while, a shootout gets so absurd, so endlessly, deliriously bananas, that it nearly…
The Panthers beat the Capitals 2-1 tonight, but to get the full two points they had to win the longest shootout in NHL history (The previous longest lasted 15 rounds). Through 19 shots each the shootout was tied 5-5, but on the 20th shot, Alex Ovechkin missed his while Nick Bjugstad made his (17:40 in the video…
The Florida Panthers showed a video before Saturday night's game against the Sabres, contrasting Buffalo's awful, cold weather with Florida's ideal conditions. The gag used photos from Buffalo's deadly November snowstorm, and Sabres owner Terry Pegula, who was in attendance, did not appreciate the joke.
It's no secret that when given the opportunity, we watch games called by Spanish-language announcers. (Yours truly being located in Florida, those options are plentiful.) So here's the Florida Panthers' winning goal by Scottie Upshall Thursday night, as called by Arley Londoño of ESPN Radio as part of the NHL's…
A subhead on the Sun-Sentinel's gamer for last night's Senators-Panthers tilt reads, simply, "Panthers lose again with barely anyone watching." That's about right.
In time, any serious hockey market will destroy its $64 million goaltender.
The Panthers want public funds to fix up the BB&T Center. Something in the neighborhood of $80 million in tax subsidies would be nice. They're asking because it'd be corporately negligent for a franchise not to at least try to milk taxpayers out of cash for something that won't economically contribute to the area, and…
Even given the customary leeway and not counting the four players by the bench, that's still way too many Panthers on the ice. With the win yesterday, the Bruins have now taken eight straight from Florida, so you can't fault the Panthers for trying to even the odds.
Tim Thomas will take his tire-pumping efforts elsewhere. He's heading to Texas, which, let's be honest, is cosmically right. His newest old teammate took it poorly:
The NHL trade deadline isn't until 3:00 EST tomorrow, and today has already been fantastic. From the nonexistent to the impactful to the hilarious to the Bryzgalov, each deal has been more fun than the last. Now Roberto Luongo is heading back to Florida, this time to hang out with his old buddy Tim Thomas, and I am…
OK, Panthers goalie Tim Thomas deserves some crap for falling over in the first place in front of Mike Green's breakaway, but man, he recovered for an excellent save. Green's also an enabler for not aiming anywhere at the roughly 80% of open net.
Florida seems the appropriate place for an intersection of broken dreams and poorly attended hockey, but the Panthers are getting a bit literal: A new promotion allows fans to trade in $10 worth of losing scratch-off lotto tickets for seats with a face value of $20. You'd have to be a fool not to play!
The use of public funds on sports stadiums and arenas is bad enough, but at least there's a concrete goal: a new building, or renovations. The Florida Panthers have asked Broward County for $80 million in tax revenue with no specific end in mind; they'd just really like the cash.