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Blueshirt Banter Nov 23, 2015

Will the Floodgates Open for Rick Nash?

Will the hat trick against the Panthers get Nash going? We're now two days removed from Rick Nash's hat trick against Roberto Luongo and the Florida Panthers. Prior to Saturday night's salvo of goals Nash had scored only twice in his first 17 games of the season for the New York Rangers. When Nash went without scoring a goal through his first seven games of the 2015-16 and had a modest two assists in the initial 10 games until a three assist outburst on October 30th against the Toronto Maple Leafs there were a lot of Rangers fans reaching for the panic button. How can the Rangers win...
Litter Box Cats Nov 22, 2015

Rangers get three from Nash in 5-4 overtime win over Panthers

Winger completes hat trick 2:01 into the extra session to squelch Cats rally The expected goaltender's duel between Roberto Luongo and Henrik Lundqvist never materialized as the New York Rangers used a three-goal performance from Rick Nash to outgun the Florida Panthers 5-4 in overtime Saturday night at the BB&T Center. The goalies did get off to a sharp start with Luongo stuffing Chris Kreider's penalty shot bid and Lundqvist denying Nick Bjugstad twice on a Florida power play during the first half of the opening period. Nash scored the first of his three goals at the 11:08 mark. Ryan...
Blueshirt Banter Nov 21, 2015

Pregame: Rangers Look to Start Next Winning Streak Against Panthers

The Panthers are not to be taken lightly, but they are a club that the Rangers should be able to best in sixty minutes of hockey at BB&T Center. For Panthers Coverage: Litter Box Cats Key Injuries: Dmitry Kulikov will be out until mid-December with a knee injury. (Florida also carries the contract of Marc Savard, who is on LTIR). The Florida Panthers are 8-8-3 through the first quarter of the 2015-16 season. Despite solid goaltending from veteran Roberto Luongo, the Panthers have a below average penalty killing unit and they are below the league average in GF/GP with 2.58. The Rangers are...

GETTING BACK ON THE RIGHT TRACK: Panthers offense hasn't created much this week, need to fix with Rangers in town ... Roberto Luongo gets deserved day off, expected to start Saturday

TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards The Panthers go into the weekend ranked 18th in the league in goals scored per game, a drastic improvement over the past decade when they've usually been near or at the bottom in scoring. Yet over the past...
Litter Box Cats Nov 20, 2015

Ducks pepper Luongo with shots, skate to 3-1 win over Panthers

Anaheim takes the season-series with an impressive display of road hockey. Last season, the Florida Panthers had an easy time of it with a very good Anaheim Ducks team. This year, the struggling Ducks turned the tables on the Cats, completing the season-series sweep (Florida did collect a loser point the first time out) with a 3-1 victory Thursday night at the BB&T Center. The Ducks, coming off a well-played 3-2 loss in Nashville, dominated much of the first period, but were constantly thwarted by a locked-in Roberto Luongo. Florida started to turn the tide late in the frame,...
Litter Box Cats Nov 17, 2015

Panthers get 39 saves from Roberto Luongo in 1-0 shutout of Lightning

Aaron Ekblad delivers the game-winner with 20.2 seconds left in regulation. The Florida Panthers got another last-minute goal from Aaron Ekblad and a 39-save, shutout performance from Roberto Luongo to steal a 1-0 win from the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday night at the BB&T Center. Florida took a full four points from its cross-state rival in the home-and-home series, while the struggling Bolts collected just one in Saturday night's shootout loss at Amalie Arena. The two Sunshine State clubs are tied with the Detroit Red Wings for third place in the Atlantic Division with 19 points. The...

EKBLAD THE LIGHTNING KILLER: Aaron Ekblad scores late goal on Tampa Bay again, this time to win it in 1-0 victory ... Roberto Luongo terrific in 69th career shutout ... Panthers take all four points away from Lightning series

TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards You can't blame the Tampa Bay Lightning if it's starting to despise Aaron Ekblad. For the second straight game, Ekblad scored a goal off a Tampa Bay player in the final moments -- Monday's goal with 20.2 seconds...

Pirri nets penalty shot and shootout goal to lift Panthers to 5-4 win over Lightning

Since rejoining the Panthers a few seasons ago, veteran goalie Roberto Luongo has inarguably been the team's most valuable player game in and game out.In most losses Luongo is quick to shoulder the blame even when he rarely deserves it. However, in Saturday's wild and wacky 5-4 shootout victory...

WILD NIGHT IN TAMPA: Panthers tie up Lightning late, top Bolts 5-4 in shootout ... Aaron Ekblad ties it with 37.9 left ... Brandon Pirri beats Ben Bishop twice (PK, SO) ... Roberto Luongo stands tall at the end

TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards TAMPA -- It looked like the Panthers were going to lose another game on Tampa Bay ice Saturday night before Aaron Ekblad changed the dynamic. Florida, which trailed for big chunks of final period, tied the score on...
Litter Box Cats Nov 13, 2015

Linus throws blanket on Panthers in 3-2 Sabres win

Buffalo's rookie goalie stymies Cats with stellar 36-save effort. Rookie goaltender Linus Ullmark led the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 over the Florida Panthers Thursday night at the BB&T Center. The win vaulted the Sabres past both the Cats and the Boston Bruins in the Atlantic Division standings. The 22-year-old, appearing in just his sixth NHL game, finished with 36 saves to raise his record to 4-2. Buffalo captain Brian Gionta scored with 32 seconds left in the first period to stake the visitors to the lead. Gionta fired a wrist shot by Roberto Luongo after taking a pass in the circle...

BUFFALO SWEEP: The Sabres continue winning ways, end slide against Roberto Luongo and Florida Panthers ... Jonathan Huberdeau nets first of the season ... Sasha Barkov returns to practice

TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards After years at the bottom of the NHL standings, the Buffalo Sabres appear ready to start moving up. Thursday, the youthful and improving Sabres completed a rare (for them) Sunshine State sweep by finally beating Roberto Luongo and...

CELEBRATE TONIGHT: Vincent Trocheck enjoying true breakout season with Florida Panthers ... Roberto Luongo digs Buffalo

TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards Vincent Trocheck got more attention from a goal he didn't score Tuesday than the one he did. Trocheck gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead in an eventual 4-3 win over Calgary yet that was overshadowed by a premature...
Fear The Fin Nov 5, 2015

Game 13: Sharks vs. Panthers

The Sharks look to get back to winning ways tonight against the Florida Panthers After a rough loss to the tied-for-last Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night, the Sharks look to get back in the win column at home against Roberto Luongo's Florida Panthers tonight. The Sharks will have a slightly different lineup going for tonight's game, with Barclay Goodrow being sent down to the Barracuda. DeBoer: “We’re at the point now, you’re [12] games in, you’re either getting the job done or we’re moving on to the next guy.” #SJSharks — Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) November 4,...
Anaheim Calling Nov 5, 2015

GAMER: Perry Breaks Scoreless Spell In Dying Moments, Ducks Nip Cats 3-2 In Shootout

Late goal levels, Andersen's continued strong play help Anaheim put together first back-to-back wins of season. Better late than never. Corey Perry scored his first goal of the season with six seconds remaining to force overtime as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Florida Panthers 3-2 in a shootout Wednesday night at Honda Center. Anaheim peppered Florida goalie Roberto Luongo with 39 shots, but found themselves trailing at the beginning of the third period. After a string of games where called upon to make more than 30 saves, Frederik Andersen had a lighter workload stopping 23 shots, but...
Litter Box Cats Nov 5, 2015

ReCat: Ducked In Anaheim

The Panthers come up short in the shootout against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night, 3-2. Florida was outgunned by the Ducks right from the start, and never trailed until they lost. Anaheim put 36 shots on Roberto Luongo through the first 59:54 of the contest, to only 20 for Florida. Despite that, Florida led due to markers from hometown-boy Rocco Grimaldi and backliner Erik Gudbranson. The goals were the first of the season for each player. Chris Stewart lit the lamp in the second for the Ducks, who relied on Corey Perry's first goal of the season with just 5.1 seconds remaining in...

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Panthers Player News

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    Logan Shaw

    BACK ON THE ICE: Jaromir Jagr practices, could return Friday v Boston ... Logan Shaw gets another Panthers jersey ... Bruins/Panthers series took a turn last year

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    Connor Brickley

    Panthers hope minor shakeup yields better results

  • Roberto Luongo

    Rangers get three from Nash in 5-4 overtime win over Panthers

  • Jaromir Jagr

    NATURAL CHEMISTRY: Sasha Barkov and Jaromir Jagr have something special going on with Florida Panthers

  • Aaron Ekblad

    ANAHEIM DOES IT AGAIN: Panthers get tables turned, watch Ducks dominate play in 3-1 win in Sunrise ... Anaheim wins both meetings between the two this month

  • Aleksander Barkov

    Panthers' top-line center Aleksander Barkov to return vs. Lightning

  • Vincent Trocheck

    Blossoming forward Vincent Trocheck stepped up when Panthers needed him

  • Erik Gudbranson

    Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson has grown from teenage hopeful to blue-line leader

  • Dmitry Kulikov

    KULIKOV OUT: Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to have MRI, will miss Lightning rematch

  • Brandon Pirri

    Pirri nets penalty shot and shootout goal to lift Panthers to 5-4 win over Lightning