Zajac’s overtime goal lifts Devils past Panthers 4-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers have set some individual records this season. In the end, though, it was the same old story.
Travis Zajac scored the winning goal on the power play...
Barkov, Panthers to host the Devils
New Jersey Devils (30-41-10, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Florida Panthers (36-32-13, fifth in the Atlantic Division)
Barkov, Panthers to host the Islanders
New York Islanders (46-27-7, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Florida Panthers (36-32-12, fifth in the Atlantic Division)
Trocheck, Barkov lead Panthers past Capitals 5-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals still have work to do.
Vincent Trocheck scored two goals, including his 100th in the NHL, and the Florida Panthers withstood a...
Barkov, Panthers to host the Capitals
Washington Capitals (47-24-8, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Florida Panthers (35-32-12, fifth in the Atlantic Division)
Florida heads to Montreal for division battle
Florida Panthers (33-31-12, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (40-28-8, fourth in the Atlantic Division)
Barkov scores twice, Panthers beat Coyotes 4-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers' top line keeps carrying the team.
Aleksander Barkov scored two goals, Jonathan Huberdeau had three assists, and Evgenii Dadonov added two assists...
Panthers start fast, rout Red Wings 6-1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panthers coach Bob Boughner is impressed with Aleksander Barkov.
Boughner thinks the center has raised his play to a new level.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers bounced back from a crushing loss in a big way.
Aleksander Barkov set a franchise record with five assists, and defensemen MacKenzie Weegar and Mike...
Huberdeau scores 2 as Panthers beat Sabres 4-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are playing their best hockey of the season now. They're hoping it's not too late.
Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals and had an assist to lead the...
Barkov’s hat trick lifts Panthers over Canadiens, 6-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov finally scored the goal he's been dreaming about.
Barkov got his second career hat trick and the Florida Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 on Sunday night.
Barkov's second goal gave the Panthers a 4-3 lead on a spectacular shot with 2:11 left in the second. Barkov skated in on goalie Carey Price, then, with a defenseman on his back, shot from between and behind his legs in front of the crease, flipping the puck high into the net.
Matheson scores in OT to lift Panthers over Penguins 3-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers didn't lose their composure after giving up the lead late in the game.
Mike Matheson scored 4:14 into overtime to lift the Panthers over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Thursday night.
Matheson tipped in a pass from Jonathan Huberdeau from the slot, saving Florida after the Panthers let in the tying goal midway through the third period. That came two nights after allowing three third-period goals in a 3-2 loss to the Blues.
Dunn caps Blues’ third-period rally to beat Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Only one thing has really worked for the St. Louis Blues this season when trailing late in games: playing against the Florida Panthers.
Vince Dunn scored with 3:53 left to cap a third-period rally from a two-goal deficit and lift the Blues over the Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night. It was only St. Louis' second win when trailing after two periods this season — both against Florida.
The Blues are 2-18-3 with the other team ahead going into the third.
Vatrano’s 4-point game leads Panthers over Sharks 6-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — For the Florida Panthers, the All-Star break arrives when they are in the middle of a win streak.
Frank Vatrano had a goal and three assists for a career-high four points to lift the Panthers over the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Monday night, their third straight win after losing their previous seven games.
The Panthers beat Nashville and Toronto in their past two games and scored 13 goals in the process.
Panthers rally in third period for 2-1 win over Flyers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — After a night when they produced very little, the Florida Panthers' top line clicked to spark a winning rally in the third period Saturday night.
Jonathan Huberdeau scored with 1:06 left and Florida came back in the final period for a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Panthers, behind Luongo’s 33 saves, beat Red Wings 2-1
DETROIT (AP) — With the top two lines taking the lead, the Florida Panthers found a style of play that suits them Saturday.
Roberto Luongo made 33 saves, Mike Hoffman and Evegnii Dadonov each scored and the Panthers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1.
3rd-period burst leads Panthers to 5-2 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Florida Panthers got the third-period response they were looking for, and they continued their dominance over the Buffalo Sabres.
Evgenii Dadonov had two goals and an assist, including the go-ahead tally on a penalty shot, as the Panthers scored three quick goals to open the final period and picked up their seventh straight win over the Sabres, 5-2 on Tuesday night. Florida had previously been outscored 42-23 in the third period, the worst margin in the NHL.
Luongo gets 77th shutout as Panthers blank Bruins 5-0
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are glad to have Roberto Luongo back in goal.
Luongo, who returned to the lineup after missing five games with a knee injury, earned his 77th career shutout and the Panthers beat the Boston Bruins 5-0 on Tuesday night.
Luongo made 33 saves and passed Ed Belfour and Tony Esposito for sole possession of ninth place on the NHL's shutout list.
Wade crashes into a fan -- Panthers star Aleksander Barkov
MIAMI (AP) — Even on a night off, Florida Panthers star Aleksander Barkov got hit.
No penalty was called.
No foul was called either.
Barkov had courtside seats to watch the Miami Heat on Sunday night — and got a closer view of Dwyane Wade than he expected. Wade was trying to steal a pass when he wound up diving about four rows into the stands with 3:04 remaining, and he wound up clipping Barkov on his way into the crowd.
Barkov’s overtime goal lifts Panthers past Sabres 3-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers had another dramatic outcome in a homestand marked by emotional highs and lows.
Aleksander Barkov scored at 2:26 of overtime to lead the Panthers past the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 Friday night.
It was the second loss in as many days for the Sabres, whose 10-game winning streak ended with a 5-4 setback Thursday in Tampa Bay.
Stamkos has 4 points, Lightning beat Panthers 7-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had a goal and three assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning reclaimed the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 7-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.
Nikita Kucherov and Ryan McDonagh each had a goal and two assists. Mathieu Joseph, Yanni Gourde, Adam Erne and Dan Giradi also scored, J.T. Miller had three assists, and Louis Domingue made 40 saves.
The Lightning are 11-1-1 at home against Florida since the start of the 2013-14 season.
Barkov scores twice, Panthers beat Senators 5-1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are spreading the scoring around.
Aleksander Barkov scored twice during Florida's five-goal second period and the Panthers beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Sunday night for their fourth straight win.
Barkov scores winner, Panthers beat Islanders 4-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are starting to gain momentum.
Aleksander Barkov scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the Panthers beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Saturday night.
Troy Brouwer, Mike Hoffman and Denis Malgin also scored for the Panthers, who won their third straight. Roberto Luongo made 29 saves for his third straight win after missing nearly a month with a knee injury.
More afternoon games could boost NHL popularity in Europe
Aleksander Barkov is quick to point out the NHL is so popular in Finland that tickets to two games in Helsinki sold out in less than five minutes.
"It shows how much they love the game," the Florida Panthers captain said. "There's good reason to do that every year."
Hoffman scores in OT, sends Panthers past Islanders 3-2
NEW YORK (AP) — The victory-starved Florida Panthers made the most of a power-play in overtime against the New York Islanders.
Mike Hoffman scored with the man advantage 33 seconds into the extra period, lifting the Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Islanders on Wednesday night.
Weal’s shootout goal lifts Flyers past Panthers 6-5
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers blew a three-goal lead, pulled their starting goalie in the third period but still managed to gain two points.
Not exactly the recipe for a victory, but they'll take it.
"Kind of a crazy game," coach Dave Hakstol said.
Jordan Weal scored in the shootout to lift Philadelphia over the Florida Panthers 6-5 on Tuesday night.
In Barkov they trust: Panthers’ hopes rest on Finnish star
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Ask Florida forward Vincent Trocheck who the best three players in the NHL are right now, and the first two names he offers wouldn't surprise anyone.
Evgenii Dadonov rallies Panthers past Lightning 3-2
Evgenii Dadonov had a goal and an assist in the third period and the Florida Panthers rallied to beat the host Lightning 3-2 in Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.
Trailing 2-0 at the start of the third, Dadonov scored 2:16 in. Aaron Ekblad added a short-handed goal at 7:03 to tie the score, and Aleksander Barkov scored the game-winner just over five minutes later.
Florida enters season expecting a playoff berth
LAST SEASON: 44-30-8, 96 points. Fourth in Atlantic Division.
COACH: Bob Boughner (second season, second NHL season).
Barkov takes over as captain of Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov is the best player in the Florida Panthers' dressing room. And so, it's been no secret that his being designated as that room's official leader was inevitable.
Luongo gets 3rd shutout, Panthers beat Canadiens 2-0
MONTREAL (AP) — Roberto Luongo got another shutout and helped the Florida Panthers inch closer to a playoff spot.
Luongo stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the season and 76th of his career, leading the Panthers to a 2-0 victory over the injury-riddled Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.
Aaron Ekblad and Aleksander Barkov scored to help Florida pull three points behind idle new Jersey for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference with two games in hand on the Devils.
Trocheck scores winner in SO, Panthers beat Rangers 4-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panthers coach Bob Boughner didn't even see the winning goal. Instead, he simply listened for the roar of the crowd.
"I haven't even seen it yet," Boughner said after the game. "Superstition. I looked away, I heard the noise. I didn't see any of our (shootout) goals."
Vincent Trocheck scored the deciding goal in the shootout to lift the Panthers to a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night for their franchise-record eighth straight home win.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are hot at home and Roberto Luongo is doing his best to keep it that way.
Luongo made 40 saves in his second shutout of the season, Nick Bjugstad scored his fourth goal in two games, and the Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Thursday night for their seventh straight home win.
The Panthers have points in eight straight games, their only loss, 5-4 in overtime at Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are making a playoff push with improved offense and solid goaltending.
Evgenii Dadonov scored twice, Roberto Luongo made 39 saves and the Panthers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Sunday for their season-best sixth straight victory — all at home.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The surging Florida Panthers are edging closer to a playoff spot.
Aleksander Barkov scored his 24th goal of the season, James Reimer made 24 saves in his first start in six games and Florida beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Friday night.
The Panthers have won five straight and are 12-3-0 in their past 15. They moved within one point of Columbus and Carolina for the second Eastern Conference wild card.
Barkov scores two goals, Panthers over Devils 3-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are on a roll.
Aleksander Barkov scored two goals to lift the Panthers to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
Maxim Mamin scored his second NHL goal and Robert Luongo made 29 saves as the Panthers recorded their fourth straight win.
The Panthers have successive victories over Washington, Pittsburgh, Toronto and New Jersey.
Evgenii Dadonov has hat trick, Panthers beat Penguins 6-4
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers cut it close — again.
Evgenii Dadonov scored with 1:53 to play to complete a hat trick and give the Panthers a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Dadonov beat goalie Matt Murray on a one-timer off Aleksander Barkov's pass for the winner.
Luongo returns, Matheson scores 2 as Panthers beat Flames
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mike Matheson scored twice, Aleksander Barkov had a goal and two assists, and the Florida Panthers beat the Calgary Flames 6-3 Saturday night.
Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots in his first appearance since a groin injury on Dec. 4, and picked up his first win since Nov. 27.