Blue Jackets edge previously unbeaten Hurricanes 3-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A focused defensive performance and balanced offense helped the Columbus Blue Jackets end the best start to a season in Carolina Hurricanes' franchise history.
Dzingel nets 2, Hurricanes top Panthers 6-3 for 4th straight
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Dzingel and the Carolina Hurricanes are off to a perfect start.
Dzingel scored two goals and the Hurricanes beat the Florida Panthers 6-3 on Tuesday night for their...
Gardiner scores OT winner, Carolina beats Caps 3-2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new players helped the Carolina Hurricanes beat an old nemesis on Saturday night.
Jake Gardiner scored his first goal for his new team in the last minute of overtime,...
Jarry wins backup goalie job, Pens put DeSmith on waivers
NEW YORK (AP) — Backup goaltending competitions around the NHL have come into focus after the latest round of waiver moves.
The Pittsburgh Penguins for now are keeping Tristan Jarry as Matt...
Reimer, Forsberg lead Hurricanes in shutout of Lightning
James Reimer and Anton Forsberg combined for a shutout as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 in an NHL preseason game in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night.
Hurricanes acquire Reimer in swap of goalies with Panthers
The Carolina Hurricanes have swapped goalies by acquiring James Reimer in a trade with the Florida Panthers.
Florida acquired goalie Scott Darling and immediately placed him on waivers with...
Tomas Tatar lifts Canadiens past Panthers 6-1
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are hitting their stride at the right time.
Tomas Tatar had two goals and an assist to lead the Canadiens over the Florida Panthers 6-1 on Tuesday...
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...
Trocheck’s shootout goal lifts Panthers over Flames 3-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida goalie James Reimer returned from a benching in his last start and rebounded for the Panthers in a big way Thursday.
Reimer stopped a season-high 41 shots and held strong in the shootout, and Vincent Trocheck scored in the third round to help the Panthers beat the Calgary Flames 3-2, ending a two-game skid.
Kucherov scores twice to lift Lightning over Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov got back on the board, and the Tampa Bay Lightning continued their roll toward the top seed in the NHL playoffs.
Kucherov had two goals and an assist to lift Tampa Bay over the Florida Panthers 5-2 on Sunday night. Kucherov's first-period goal ended an 11-game span without a goal. It was his first since Jan. 12 against Buffalo.
"We knew it was a matter of time, but it was a big one for us," coach Jon Cooper said.
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.
Panthers beat struggling Red Wings 4-3 in shootout
DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau and the Florida Panthers refused to let a terrible first period ruin their entire night.
After trailing by three goals, the Panthers roared back and beat the struggling Detroit Red Wings 4-3 when Huberdeau scored the only goal in a shootout Monday.
Florida, which has won six of eight, was down 3-0 after the opening period.
Brayden Point scores in OT, Lightning edge Panthers 5-4
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning believe in themselves.
Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:12 into overtime and the Lightning overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Saturday night.
"It's hole to climb out of for sure, but we didn't panic and kept playing our game," Point said. "We have a belief in our group that if we're down we're not out of it."
The Lightning got the power play when Florida's Frank Vatrano was called for interference at 2:13 of overtime.
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.
Nick Ritchie scores twice, Ducks beat Panthers 3-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Nick Ritchie's timing has been good for the Anaheim Ducks the past two games.
Ritchie broke a tie with 1:28 left with his second goal of the game, John Gibson made 42 saves and the Ducks beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Ritchie grabbed a loose puck in front and beat goalie James Reimer to the right side. Ritchie also scored the winning goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win at Tampa Bay.
Gustafsson’s goal gives Blackhawks 5-4 OT win over Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Erik Gustafsson thought he played poorly a night earlier and things looked even worse early Saturday.
He rebounded to deliver a winning finish.
Gustafsson scored 2:32 into overtime as the Chicago rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Florida Panthers.
Gustafsson wristed in his third goal of the season to beat Florida goalie James Reimer, snapping Chicago's two-game overall losing streak and eight-game road skid.
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.
Laine’s hat trick lifts Jets over Panthers 4-2 in Helsinki
HELSINKI (AP) — Patrik Laine could hardly find a better place than home to show off his high-scoring instincts.
Laine, from Finland, had a hat trick as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 in a regular-season game in the Finnish capital Thursday night.
Laine scored in the second period and twice in the third, including an empty-netter, in the opener of a back-to-back series between the teams in front of a roaring sellout crowd of 13,500 at Hartwall Arena.
Kyle Palmieri helps Devils beat Panthers 3-2
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey forward Kyle Palmieri said it was a "judgment" call. Florida coach Bob Boughner had a different perspective.
Everyone agreed it was a big play.
Palmieri scored a questionable goal late in the first period, and the Devils stopped a three-game slide by topping the Panthers 3-2 on Saturday.
NHL addressing goalies’ issues with smaller chest protectors
James Reimer keeps flinching and he doesn't like it.
Several times in practice already this season, the Florida Panthers goaltender has braced for a shot up high because he is wearing smaller, more formfitting chest and arm protectors required by the NHL.
"I've never flinched in my life," Reimer said. "I consider myself a tough guy. I'm from the country. I can take a few bruises here and there. But at what point? At what point is one guy going to let one loose and a guy's going to break his arm?"
Huberdeau helps Panthers beat Capitals for 1st win
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal, two assists and the shootout winner as the Florida Panthers recovered after giving up a three-goal lead in the second period and beat the Washington Capitals 6-5 on Friday night for their first victory of the season.
Atkinson’s late goal sends Blue Jackets past Panthers 5-4
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets overcame a shaky second period, scoring twice in the third and spoiling the home opener for the Florida Panthers.
Cam Atkinson's goal with 2:46 left lifted the Blue Jackets to a 5-4 victory over the Panthers on Thursday night.
With traffic in front of the net, Atkinson swept the puck past goalie James Reimer, who was flat on his back during the play. The Panthers challenged for goalie interference, but the goal stood.
Panthers goalie Luongo out 2-4 weeks with knee injury
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo will miss two to four weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Coach Bob Boughner announced the injury Monday, adding Luongo will not need surgery. The Panthers placed Luongo on injured reserve Sunday after he left their season opener Saturday night.
Panthers put G Roberto Luongo on injured reserve
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers put goaltender Roberto Luongo on injured reserve Sunday, one day after a right knee injury knocked the veteran out of his team's season-opening loss at Tampa Bay.
The move will sideline Luongo for at least a week, and means that James Reimer will likely start Florida's home opener Thursday against Columbus.
Lightning top Panthers 2-1 in shootout; Luongo hurt
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers not only lost their season opener, they lost goalie Roberto Luongo, too.
J.T Miller and Nikita Kucherov scored in the shootout and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Panthers 2-1 in the regular-season opener for both teams Saturday night.
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.
Panthers spoil Bruins’ bid for top seed in East
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins didn't seem like the team with the most to gain until it was too late Sunday night.
Roberto Luongo came off the bench to shut down Boston in the third period, and the Florida Panthers dashed the Bruins' hopes of getting the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 4-2 win.
The Bruins trailed Tampa Bay by a point heading into the regular-season finale but couldn't top a Panthers team that was eliminated from postseason contention Saturday.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jean-Gabriel Pageau has scored a few highlight-reel goals for Ottawa. Thursday's winner is going to stand out among them.
Pageau scored on a penalty shot in overtime to lift the Ottawa Senators over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Thursday night.
Pageau beat goalie James Reimer five-hole on the winner.
Dadonov, Reimer lead Panthers past Islanders 3-0
NEW YORK (AP) — James Reimer has been coming up big for the surging Panthers the last six weeks. His latest effort was his second shutout this month and it helped Florida move closer to a playoff spot.
Reimer stopped 32 shots for his fifth straight win as the Panthers beat the reeling New York Islanders 3-0 Monday night.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Florida Panthers beat up the Senators on a night when Ottawa was already playing with heavy hearts.
Jared McCann had a goal and two assists to lead Florida over the Senators 7-2 on Tuesday as Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson sat out following the death of his son.
Reimer makes 46 saves in shutout, Panthers blank Bruins 3-0
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — James Reimer found a great way to celebrate his 30th birthday: He tied a season high with 46 saves to lead the Florida Panthers over the Boston Bruins 3-0 on Thursday night.
"If that's what happens on my birthday, I'll take it every day," Reimer said.
Making his first start in six games, Reimer earned his third shutout of the season. Nick Bjugstad had a goal and an assist, and Vincent Trocheck and Aaron Ekblad also scored. Evgenii Dadonov added two assists.
Barkov, Reimer help Panthers top Sabres 4-1 for 5th straight
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.
Trocheck scores 3 times in 3rd as Panthers beat Oilers 7-5
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Florida Panthers put together a strong finish Monday night. Vincent Trocheck led the way.
Trocheck had three goals in the third period and Evgenii Dadonov scored twice, powering the Panthers to a 7-5 victory over Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.
Barkov scores twice to lead Panthers past Canucks 3-1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Harri Sateri is making the most of his opportunity in net for the Florida Panthers.
Sateri made 26 saves for his fourth consecutive win while filling in for injured goalie James Reimer, and the Panthers beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Tuesday night.
The 28-year-old Sateri made his NHL debut on Jan. 20 and is quickly making his mark.
"My confidence is going up all the time when you get those wins and good games," he said. "I feel like I've been pretty consistent."
Sateri gets 1st career win as Panthers beat Islanders 4-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Harri Sateri had a long road to the NHL, and he was all smiles after his first career victory.
The 28-year-old rookie stopped 32 shots to help the Florida Panthers beat the New York Islanders 4-1 Tuesday night.