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Litter Box Cats 3 hours ago
LBC’s Predictions Contest: Round Two

LBC’s Predictions Contest: Round Two

Last Rat Standing takes round one - Stay in the game Alright! The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs are set, but first, let’s get to the first round results of LBC’s annual prediction contest. Last Rat Standing was the first round winner, going 6-2 with three bonus points for a total of 21 points. LRS amassed his bonus points by calling the Penguins, Blues and Oilers wins in the correct amount of games. Tight work, Rat! Honorable mention goes out to LAUSMAN and Panthers Underground. They were the only other two entrants to post a 6-2. Round One Results Last Rat Standing...
Litter Box Cats 5 hours ago
Monday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Monday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Capitals and Senators advance; Second round all set It took two more overtime games, which is not at all surprising, to the end the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. Clarke MacArthur goal 6:30 into the extra session propelled the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 6. The Senators won the series four games to two and will meet the New York Rangers next. The Washington Capitals got a pair from Marcus Johansson to offset an Auston Matthews goal, giving the Caps a hard-fought 4-2 series win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Johansson’s winner came at 6:31 of...
Litter Box Cats Apr 23, 2017
Sunday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Sunday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Oilers, Blues and Rangers punch tickets to second round The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is really starting to take shape now, as the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers all eliminated their respective opponents on Saturday. The Oilers got 27 saves from Cam Talbot and goals from Leon Draisaitl, Anton Slepyshev and a Connor McDavid empty-netter to beat the San Jose Sharks by a 3-1 count to win the series four games to two. Edmonton will face the Anaheim Ducks in the next round. Also coming up with a 4-2 series win were the New York Rangers, who posted a 3-1 win...
Litter Box Cats Apr 22, 2017
Saturday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Saturday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Bruins stay alive with double overtime win A light night on the Stanley Cup playoff schedule saw two teams score key overtime victories. The Boston Bruins stayed alive, thanks to Sean Kuraly’s second goal of the game in double overtime, with a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. The series heads back to back to Boston with the Senators now leading three games to two. In our nation’s capital, the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs by a 2-1 count, thanks to Justin Williams’ goal 1:04 into the extra session. The Capitals took a three to two lead in the series, which has...
Litter Box Cats Apr 21, 2017
Friday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Friday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Predators and Penguins advance Happy Friday, Florida Panthers fans. As per usual, let’s get started with the organizational stuff. Sam Brittain made 29 saves to lead the Manchester Monarchs to a 2-1 road win over the Adirondack Thunder in Glen Falls, NY. The Monarchs took a three to one series lead over the Thunder. Fellow prospect Thomas Schemitsch saw his first action of the ECHL playoffs and drew the secondary assist on Ashton Rome’s game-opening goal. In OHL action, the Mississauga Steelheads held Jonathan Ang pointless in a 5-3 series-opening win over the Peterborough Petes. Ang...
Litter Box Cats Apr 20, 2017
Thursday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Thursday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Demers and Matheson to rep Canada at Worlds The Florida Panthers gained a little more representation at the upcoming 2017 IIHF World Championship. Defensemen Jason Demers and Michael Matheson were part of the eighteen players named to Team Canada’s initial roster. Canada will play its first game on May 5, against the Czech Republic. Here is the official release from the club: Hockey Canada announced today that Florida Panthers defensemen Jason Demers and Michael Matheson have been named to Team Canada’s roster for the 2017 IIHF Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship. The tournament will...
Litter Box Cats Apr 19, 2017
Wednesday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Wednesday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Blue Jackets survive to fight another day Happy Hump Day, Florida Panthers fans. Let’s get started with a little organizational news. Samuel Montembeault made 24 saves in Blainville-Boisbriand’s 7-1 Game 7 win over Acadie-Bathurst last night. Montembeault missed the third and fourth game of the series, but returned to lead his club to three straight wins. The 20-year-old’s playoff stats: 8-1 record, 1.46 GAA, and .939 save percentage. That’s pretty good... The Armada advance to the league semifinals where they will meet the Charlottetown Islanders. In ECHL action, Sam Brittain...
Litter Box Cats Apr 18, 2017
Tuesday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Tuesday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Overtime is the name of the game Things remain quiet around the Florida Panthers, but there a couple of things to point out this morning. The American Hockey League announced that Springfield Thunderbirds forward Jared McCann has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the week for the period ending April 16, 2017. McCann closed out the season with four goals (including two game-winners), seven points and a plus-8 rating in three games for Springfield last week. The 20-year-old recorded his first career hat trick Friday night against Bridgeport. After winning an NCAA national championship...
Litter Box Cats Apr 17, 2017
Monday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Monday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Penguins and Blues on the verge of advancing Other than the Florida Panthers AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds, finishing its season on somewhat of a high note, it was a quiet weekend for our local NHL franchise. Turning focus to the Stanley Cup playoffs, Pittsburgh and St. Louis scored big wins yesterday to go up 3-0 on Columbus and Minnesota, respectively. Edmonton’s Cam Talbot posted his second straight shutout last night in a 1-0 road win over San Jose to give the young Oilers a 2-1 series lead over the Sharks. Montreal took a 2-1 series lead on the New York Rangers with a...
Miami Herald Apr 17, 2017

After his final NHL game, he tossed his skates in the trash. They’re on eBay now

Shawn Thornton promised the Florida Panthers equipment staff that when he was finished playing in his final NHL game that they wouldn’t have to bother with his skates any more. …
Miami Herald Apr 14, 2017

Some Florida Panthers get to keep on playing

Florida Panthers players filed out of the BB&T Center on Tuesday having cleaned out their lockers and held exit meetings with members of their front office. Some players didn’t partake …
Litter Box Cats Apr 14, 2017
Panthers’ Bjugstad among first 15 named to U.S. National Team roster

Panthers’ Bjugstad among first 15 named to U.S. National Team roster

IIHF Men’s World Championship May 5-21 in Cologne, Germany, and Paris, France. USA Hockey announced that Florida Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad was among fifteen players named to the initial roster that will represent the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. Joining Bjugstad on the roster will be defenseman Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State University), forward J.T. Compher (Colorado Avalanche), forward Andrew Copp (Winnipeg Jets), defenseman Danny DeKeyser (Detroit Red Wings), forward Christian Dvorak (Arizona Coyotes), forward Jordan Greenway (Boston...
Litter Box Cats Apr 13, 2017
Thursday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Thursday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Road teams rule on opening night of the postseason The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs opened last night, unfortunately without our Florida Panthers, and it was all about the road teams. Well, almost... The Pittsburgh Penguins were the only home team to pick up a win, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets by a 3-1 count. Bryan Rust, Phil Kessel and Nick Bonino scored the goals for the Pens. The Boston Bruins dropped all of their regular season meetings with the Ottawa Senators, but reversed that trend with a 2-1 win in Canada’s capital on third period goals from Frank Vatrano and Brad...
Litter Box Cats Apr 12, 2017
NHL draft lottery odds 2017: Panthers could move up come April 29

NHL draft lottery odds 2017: Panthers could move up come April 29

Cats currently slated to pick ninth overall While sixteen of the NHL’s club prepare to fight it out in the playoffs starting tonight, the league’s other fifteen franchises not taking part now have an important date on the calendar to look forward to. The NHL Draft Lottery will take place on Saturday, April 29, in Toronto at 8 p.m. The lottery will determine the order of the first fifteen picks in the draft, which takes place on June 23-24 at the United Center in Chicago. This year, in addition to the first overall pick by determined by lottery, there will also be drawings for the...
FOX Sports Apr 11, 2017
Panthers' Vincent Trocheck: 'We're all pretty disappointed in ourselves'

Panthers' Vincent Trocheck: 'We're all pretty disappointed in ourselves'

Vincent Trocheck looks back at the Florida Panthers' 2016-17 season.

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