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 Islanders
New York Islanders (46-27-7, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Florida Panthers (36-32-12, fifth in the Atlantic Division)
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)
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...
Huberdeau scores late, Panthers edge Kings 4-3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau pulled an imaginary monkey off the back of Evgenii Dadonov just before the Florida Panthers went out on the ice for warmups, hoping to help his teammate get...
Panthers deny Sharks playoff clincher with 4-2 win
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Martin Jones could come up with only so many saves against the NHL's second-ranked power play before the Florida Panthers finally broke through.
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...
Ekblad’s quick OT goal gives Panthers 4-3 win over Avalanche
DENVER (AP) — Derick Brassard was on the cusp of a storybook start with the Colorado Avalanche, until his former team wrecked the ending.
Hoffman scores in OT, Panthers beat Capitals 5-4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roberto Luongo doesn't want to think about the long climb the Florida Panthers would have to make get to the playoffs.
Each victory gets them a little closer, and they've won two in a row and six of their past eight games after beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Saturday. Luongo made 26 saves and Mike Hoffman scored the winning goal on the power play to move Florida nine points back of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Hoffman, Barkov lift Panthers over Golden Knights 3-1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are trying to regain the momentum they had entering the All-Star break.
Mike Hoffman's third-period goal put Florida ahead to stay and the Panthers defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 Saturday night.
Hoffman broke a 1-1 tie when he grabbed a loose puck along the boards on the right side, skated in, and slid the puck between Marc-Andre Fleury's pads with 13:47 left in the third. Hoffman leads the Panthers with 24 goals.
Hawryluk nets first 2 NHL goals, Panthers beat Chicago 6-3
CHICAGO (AP) — Jayce Hawryluk's hustle and desire are paying off for the Florida Panthers.
Hawryluk scored his first two NHL goals, Mike Hoffman and Jared McCann had goals in a 31-second span in the second period and the Panthers defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 Sunday night.
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.
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.
Hoffman scores in overtime, Panthers rally past Devils 4-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Only 25 seconds after nearly ending the game, Mike Hoffman made sure it was over.
Hoffman hit the post at 1:03 of overtime and then scored at 1:28 to give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.
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.
Hoffman’s point streak at 16 games, Florida top Senators 7-5
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Hockey was almost secondary to the Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators on Monday night.
The teams dealt with two separate delays that left a number of players shaken. The teams were sent to their dressing rooms with 3:37 remaining in the first period as first responders dealt with a medical emergency in the stands as a fan required CPR.
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.
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.
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.
Zuccarello, Zibanejad lead Rangers past Panthers 5-2
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers turned to two of their top goal-scorers to rally past the Florida Panthers.
Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad each scored twice as New York snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over Florida on Tuesday night and won for the first time in regulation this season.
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).
DALLAS (AP) — The Ottawa Senators are dealing with crisis after crisis at every level.
Former captain Daniel Alfredsson called for owner Eugene Melnyk to sell the team, assistant general manager Randy Lee is suspended pending his court date on a harassment charge, and 20-goal scorer Mike Hoffman was traded amid an off-ice dispute with captain Erik Karlsson, whose own future is uncertain.
Thirteen months ago, the Senators were a goal away from the Stanley Cup Final. Now they're in turmoil.
The Stanley Cup Final run of the expansion Golden Knights contributed to what is expected to be a healthy increase for the salary cap, giving NHL teams more freedom to make deals. With elite center John Tavares, top defenseman John Carlson and a strong group of free agents available soon, the ceiling for player spending will rise to between $78 and $82 million from $75 million.
The Ottawa Senators traded winger Mike Hoffman on Tuesday, hoping to solve an ugly off-ice issue involving star defenseman Erik Karlsson and his wife.
The Senators sent Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks, who then dealt him to the Florida Panthers. All told, the two transactions involved four players and six draft picks.
Karlsson’s wife: Partner of teammate harassed couple
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The wife of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson has filed an order of protection against the girlfriend of one of Karlsson's teammates, alleging harassment and cyberbullying.
In an application for a peace bond filed May 4 in an Ottawa court, Melinda Karlsson alleges that Monika Caryk posted hundreds of derogatory online messages aimed at her and her husband. Caryk is the longtime partner of Senators forward Mike Hoffman.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — With their own playoff hopes long gone, the Ottawa Senators are taking great satisfaction in making life harder for those still fighting for a spot.
Mike Hoffman scored his 22nd goal at 3:26 of overtime and the Senators beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night to win their third game in a row for just the second time this season.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — On a Florida road trip against two streaking teams, the Ottawa Senators have been no pushovers at all.
Mike Hoffman scored two goals and six other Ottawa players had multipoint games as the Senators beat Tampa Bay 7-4 on Tuesday night, ending the Lightning's 10-game run without a regulation loss.
One night earlier, the struggling Senators (25-33-11) halted an eight-game home winning streak for the Florida Panthers.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Ottawa Senators had a fast start and a strong finish, and they needed both against one of the hottest teams in the NHL.
Matt Duchene scored twice, including the go-ahead goal with three minutes left, to lift the Senators over the Florida Panthers 5-3 on Monday night.
Magnus Paajarvi also had two goals for Ottawa, and Jean-Gabriel Pageau added one late. Craig Anderson made 35 saves, and Erik Karlsson and Mike Hoffman each added two assists.
Flyers top Sens 5-3 for 5th straight victory
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Brandon Manning had a goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers topped the Ottawa Senators 5-3 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive victory.
Ivan Provorov, Robert Hagg, Claude Giroux and Nolan Patrick also scored for the Flyers. Petr Mrazek made 25 saves in his second start for the Flyers since being acquired in a trade with Detroit.
Schmaltz scores in 7th round of SO, Blackhawks edge Senators
CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Schmaltz and the Chicago Blackhawks weren't looking for anything fancy, and the direct approach eventually got them a much-needed win.
Schmaltz scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout to lift Chicago over the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Wednesday night, just the Blackhawks' second victory in 11 games.
Hoffman scores in OT as Senators rally past Sabres, 3-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Hoffman joked with Robin Lehner earlier in the day that he was going to get a goal against his former teammate.
Hours later Hoffman did just that, scoring 1:13 into overtime Thursday night to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Hoffman took a cross-ice pass from Erik Karlsson and beat Lehner with a one-timer from the left side to end Ottawa's two-game skid.
Hoffman scores in OT as Senators beat Predators 4-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Hoffman's 100th career goal was a real gem.
Hoffman went end-to-end before slipping a shot past Juuse Saros 3:01 into overtime, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory against the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
UT Rio Grande Valley edges Grand Canyon 83-81
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Xavier McDaniel Jr. scored 17 points and made a key 3-pointer in the final minute to help UT Rio Grande Valley beat Grand Canyon 83-81 on Thursday night.
The Vaqueros (13-12, 4-4 Western Athletic Conference) have won three of their last four games. Grand Canyon (17-8, 6-3) had its two-game win streak snapped, and drops a half-game back of Utah Valley (17-7, 6-2) for second in the conference standings.
Duchene leads undermanned Senators to 5-3 win over Devils
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Colin White has only had 11 games to make a positive impression in Ottawa. But with the Senators missing four veteran forwards Tuesday night, that's exactly what he did.
The 21-year-old White scored his first NHL goal and undermanned Ottawa went on to a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
White, who has split time between Ottawa and the American Hockey League this season, looked right at home playing alongside Matt Duchene and Mike Hoffman, who also scored.
Hoffman lifts Senators to shootout victory over Flyers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mike Hoffman dazzled in the shootout while Craig Anderson was simply solid.
Hoffman's tally was the only goal among 12 players in the shootout and lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
Anderson made 33 saves in regulation in overtime before six Flyers tried and failed to score against him in the shootout.
Duchene gets 2nd goal in OT, Senators beat Sharks 6-5
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Duchene had a good feeling after Ottawa slimmed a three-goal deficit down to one. Mike Hoffman helped him finish the job.
Duchene scored his second goal of the game seven seconds into overtime and the Senators capped a four-goal comeback with a 6-5 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.