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Lightning’s Kucherov, Point spoil return of playoff hockey to South Florida for Panthers

Lightning’s Kucherov, Point spoil return of playoff hockey to South Florida for Panthers

The return of Stanley Cup playoff hockey to South Florida was spoiled on Sunday night by Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The wait is over: Panthers ready to start Stanley Cup playoff run against Lightning

The wait is over: Panthers ready to start Stanley Cup playoff run against Lightning

A lengthy wait for playoff hockey to return to South Florida is over as the Florida Panthers get set to take on the in-state rival Tampa Bay Lightning to open the postseason on Sunday night.

First-round schedule out: Panthers playoff series vs. Lightning starts Sunday night

The Florida Panthers' Stanley Cup playoff series versus the Tampa Bay Lightning will begin on Sunday night as the Panthers announced their series schedule..
Panthers know Lightning will present greater challenge in playoffs than what they just faced

Panthers know Lightning will present greater challenge in playoffs than what they just faced

The Florida Panthers outscored the Lightning 9-1 over the final two regular-season meetings, but they know Tampa Bay is holding a "pair of aces" and then some that will be brought back for the playoffs.
Hyde: Panthers’ Stanley Cup chase is 25 years in the making | Commentary

Hyde: Panthers’ Stanley Cup chase is 25 years in the making | Commentary

The Panthers just finished the best regular season in franchise history — best home record, best road record, best win percentage. And in some ways, they’ve done nothing yet.
Panthers top Lightning in regular-season finale, secure home ice in first round of playoffs

Panthers top Lightning in regular-season finale, secure home ice in first round of playoffs

The Florida Panthers secured home-ice advantage in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Lightning by winning their regular-season finale over Tampa Bay on Monday night at BB&T Center.

Let’s get physical: Panthers, Lightning proving chippy series on the way with playoff precursor

If Saturday's penultimate regular-season game is any indication, the first-round Stanley Cup playoff series between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning will be a physical, chippy one.
Fists fly as Panthers pepper Lightning; Florida needs win or OT loss in finale for home-ice advantage vs. Tampa Bay

Fists fly as Panthers pepper Lightning; Florida needs win or OT loss in finale for home-ice advantage vs. Tampa Bay

Alex Wennberg gets a couple lucky bounces in logging second hat trick of season, and career.
Panthers get playoff primer against Lightning with final two regular-season games

Panthers get playoff primer against Lightning with final two regular-season games

Get used to the Florida Panthers playing against the Tampa Bay Lightning. They could end up facing off for nine consecutive games with a pair to finish the regular season before the Stanley Cup playoffs begin.
Panthers getting healthy, feeling refreshed with Stanley Cup playoff run on horizon

Panthers getting healthy, feeling refreshed with Stanley Cup playoff run on horizon

The Florida Panthers have three key forwards returning to practice as the team is getting healthy and refreshed with the Stanley Cup playoffs on the horizon.
Aleksander Barkov’s goal in overtime lifts Panthers over Stars

Aleksander Barkov’s goal in overtime lifts Panthers over Stars

Aleksander Barkov scored 2:50 into overtime, and Jonathan Huberdeau, Nikita Gusev, Gustav Forsling and MacKenzie Weegar also scored for the Panthers in Florida's win over Florida. And Spencer Knight, who turned 20 on April 19th, became the youngest goalie in NHL history to start 4-0.
Panthers blitz Blackhawks with three goals in 66 seconds, hang on for win in road finale

Panthers blitz Blackhawks with three goals in 66 seconds, hang on for win in road finale

Anthony Duclair lights the lamp twice as Panthers close out season's final road trip with three straight wins.
Panthers say thank you to local teachers with appreciation night

Panthers say thank you to local teachers with appreciation night

The Florida Panthers will be giving local teachers a much-need thank you on Monday against the Dallas Stars at the BB&T Center.
Bennett scores OT winner in Chicago for fifth goal in his eight games with Panthers

Bennett scores OT winner in Chicago for fifth goal in his eight games with Panthers

The win kept Florida two points behind first-place Carolina and one ahead of third-place Tampa Bay in the tight Central Division.

Panthers Player News

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    Jonathan Huberdeau

    Huberdeau sets up Tippett to put Panthers in front of Lightning

  • 1 Owen Tippett

    Owen Tippett

    Huberdeau sets up Tippett to put Panthers in front of Lightning

  • Sam Bennett

    Sam Bennett

    Life is just beachy for former Flames forward Sam Bennett since trade to Florida

  • Aleksander Barkov

    Aleksander Barkov

    Jonathan Huberdeau is Dominating for the Florida Panthers

  • Spencer Knight

    Spencer Knight

    Aleksander Barkov’s goal in overtime lifts Panthers over Stars

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