9:25 PM EST, Thu March 05, 2015

Panthers playoff hopes ride on AHL call-up goalie; Luongo will miss at least two games

If the Panthers hope to close ground on the Bruins for the final wild-card playoff berth in their next two games they'll have to do so with two goalies who haven't played a second in the NHL this season.

Luongo might miss just two games; Montoya out 2-4 weeks

SUNRISE ----- The Panthers, who begin Thursday two points out of a playoff berth, will have to rely on two goalis with absolutely no time in the NHL this season for at least the next two games.
Litter Box Cats 23 hours ago

GoalieGate: So where do Florida Panthers stand heading into Thursday?

Ellis to Start Thursday vs Dallas The Panthers have been a hot topic since inadvertently highlighting an aspect of NHL rules on Tuesday evening which seemingly weren't very black and white: that of who can and who cannot play in the absence of a healthy netminder during a game. While this is likely to be clarified at the next General Manager meetings, the damage was done for Florida in a 3-2 regulation loss at home to Toronto (a team which had yet to win on the road in calendar year 2015). While we fans remain in a holding pattern regarding the dual fates of Roberto Luongo (undergoing...
Columbus Dispatch Mar 4, 2015

Blue Jackets notebook: Plan in place in case of goalie injuries in same game

Most hockey fans took a curious thrill in the bizarre events on Tuesday in Sunrise, Fla. But for clubs across the NHL, including the Blue Jackets, it was a chance to go over their goaltending-disaster preparedness strategies. During a 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, both of the Florida Panthers goaltenders — Roberto Luongo (shoulder) and Al Montoya (groin) — left the game because of injury.

Injuries to Luongo, Montoya believed not serious; Ellis in goal Thursday

The Florida Panthers managed to have two active professional goalies in net for practice Wednesday.
Litter Box Cats Mar 4, 2015

Maple Leafs end road woes with bizarre 3-2 win over Panthers

Injuries force Cats to play musical goalies in frustrating loss. After scoring nine goals and winning the first two game of the Jaromir Jagr era, the Florida Panthers reverted to non-finishing form in a frustrating 3-2 loss to the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs last night at the BB&T Center. The Cats launched 42 shots at Jonathan Bernier, including 17 in the third period, but went the last 26:48 of the game without scoring, allowing the Leafs to erase a 2-1 deficit with two goals in the first 5:28 of the final frame. Roberto Luongo started for the Cats and made 16 stops in a busy opening period....
Pension Plan Puppets Mar 4, 2015

[Wednesday FTB] Leafs Robb Tallas of Win

Where were you during the most entertaining Leafs-Panthers game in history? Through no fault of their own, the Leafs managed to play in one of the most entertaining games of the season. With interest in the Leafs' affairs waning as the season wraps up, and given the precedent set for Tuesday night games against Southeast opponents, who could have predicted that this would be the game that will live on as a legend? I for one will be disappointed if Disney does not create an inspirational sports movie based on this game. Feel free to discuss the actors you would select to play Luongo, Montoya...
National Post Mar 3, 2015

Florida Panthers forced to scramble for another goalie when Roberto Luongo, Al Montoya both go down in game against Toronto Maple Leafs

When Roberto Luongo went down, the Florida Panthers turned to the backup. When Al Montoya went down, the Panthers looked to their goalie coach

Injured Roberto Luongo changes out of street clothes, re-enters Leafs game when Al Montoya hurt

The Panthers’ playoff hopes may have sustained a blow during Tuesday’s game with the Maple Leafs as both goalies, Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya were forced from the ice with injuries.
Litter Box Cats Feb 27, 2015

A.M. Recap: Chicago 3, Florida 0

The Cats were blanked on their home ice in front of a largely away crowd. The Chicago Blackhawks and the Florida Panthers completed their home-and-home series on Thursday night at a mostly full house at BB&T Center. Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots, but the Panthers couldn't solve Corey Crawford on 20 shots. The Blackhawks marched out with a 3-0 victory. The first period would see the Panthers outshot, 10-to-4. The Hawks would take their lead with the game winner just 3:08 into the frame, when Teuvo Teravainen (coincidentally Patrick Kane's replacement - Karma?) beat a slightly surprised...
Litter Box Cats Feb 26, 2015

Recat: Tera in Sunrise

Kane-less Blackhawks best toothless Cats The Florida Panthers opened their seven-game homestand with a disappointing 3-0 loss to an ornery bunch of Chicago Blackhawks tonight at a raucous BB&T Center. Corey Crawford made 20 stops to post the shutout as the Blackhawks took a second straight from the slumping Panthers. Teuvo Teravainen, recalled due to Patrick Kane's injury, opened the scoring 3:08 into the game with his third of the season from Andrew Shaw and David Rundblad. Chicago controlled the rest of the period, out-shooting the Cats by a 10-4 margin. Roberto Luongo was sharp,...
Nucks Misconduct Feb 23, 2015

Ryan Miller Out 4-6 Weeks; Markstrom Called Up

Here's the footage of the incident with Miller and Hansen: If that's not a hyper-extension of the leg...Doesn't feel very good. Miller is projected to miss 4-6 weeks, maybe longer, so the Canucks recalled Jacob Markstrom today. Markstrom has a 17-7-2 record with the Comets this season, along with a 1.95 goals against average (2nd in the AHL) and a .932 save percentage (3rd in the AHL) and 4 shutouts. He's a big dude (6'6", 200 pounds). After Roberto Luongo was traded last season I was content to go with the Lack/Markstrom combo. It didn't pan out so well as not just the goaltenders, but...
Litter Box Cats Feb 22, 2015

Scouting The Enemy: Pittsburgh Penguins

We take a deeper look inside the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tonight at 6PM, the Florida Panthers will take on the Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The Panthers are 1-1-0 against the Pens this season. The last time they played was on December 22nd in Sunrise, FL. The Panthers managed to play the Pens straight up through regulation, with two goals by Jimmy Hayes (8, 9) and one from Jussi Jokinen (4). Sean Bergenheim had two assists, and Roberto Luongo made 24 saves through regulation and overtime. The shootout made it through six rounds with neither team finding paydirt...
Litter Box Cats Feb 21, 2015

Recat: Chiasson Down A Dream

Florida can't lock down a third consecutive victory against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. The Panthers came into Ottawa riding high on victories over the Toronto Maple Leafs (expected) and the Montreal Canadiens (surprise). What they found was a deck stacked high against them as they faced off against both the Ottawa Senators and their "victory delegates" in black and white. Ottawa skated off with a 4-1 victory. Now, I'm not normally one to cry foul at bad officiating, but the ice was noticably slanted toward Roberto Luongo's crease for most of the game. Jussi Jokinen took an obvious...
Litter Box Cats Feb 20, 2015

Oh Canada! Panthers rally for 3-2 shootout win over Les Habitants

Bolland's sixth-round winner puts Cats one point out of a playoff spot. The (Carey) Price wasn't right last night at the Bell Centre. The Florida Panthers spotted the Eastern Conference-leading Montreal Canadiens and their all-star goaltender a two-goal lead before rallying for a huge 3-2 shootout victory. Montreal controlled the play in the first period, out-shooting Florida 11-6, but Roberto Luongo was up to the task of keeping the game scoreless after twenty minutes. Luongo made fine stops on former Panther Tom Gilbert's deflection bid and Jacob De La Rose's wrister. The Habs took the...

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