WASHINGTON (AP) — Aaron Ekblad paused for almost 10 seconds to consider what the Florida Panthers need to do better to even their series against the Washington Capitals.
“I think there’s a lot of things that we could do better,” he said.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe each had a goal and an assist and the Florida Panthers beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 on Thursday night to even the Eastern Conference first-round series at a game apiece.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The bounce-back game that the Florida Panthers needed started, perhaps fittingly, with a puck that took a fortuitous bounce.
A burst here. A burst there. And just like that, series tied.
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and Aaron Ekblad both practiced on Sunday. Those are excellent developments for the Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers.
All signs point to Ovechkin being in the lineup for Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series against the Panthers on Tuesday night after missing the final three games of the regular season with what the team is calling an upper-body injury.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice to pass Olli Jokinen for second place in franchise history, Spencer Knight made 17 saves for his first career shutout, and the Florida Panthers defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Friday night.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are piling up big numbers this season. Lots of goals, lots of wins, lots of points.
And in a couple cases, lots of minutes.
That’s one of the reasons why the Panthers acquired defenseman Ben Chiarot from the Montreal Canadiens as the trade deadline looms.
Florida Panthers (40-13-6, first in the Atlantic) vs. San Jose Sharks (26-25-7, seventh in the Pacific)
San Jose, California; Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Florida Panthers visit San Jose after the Sharks shut out Los Angeles 5-0.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Fans were throwing hats onto the ice early in the third period to pay tribute to Sam Reinhart, after they thought he got his third goal of the night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anthony Duclair scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and Carter Verhaeghe added an insurance score in the third as the Florida Panthers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Florida Panthers (37-13-5, second in the Atlantic) vs. Buffalo Sabres (18-31-8, sixth in the Atlantic)
Buffalo, New York; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Sabres +226, Panthers -279; over/under is 6.5
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Mikael Granlund scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Nashville Predators snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-4 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.
SUNRISE, Fla.- (AP) — Mikael Granlund scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Nashville Predators snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-4 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Aleksander Barkov had a goal and two assists and the surging Florida Panthers beat the Chicago Blackhawks on 5-2 on Sunday for their third straight win.
Aaron Ekblad, Brandon Montour, MacKenzie Weegar and Anton Lundell also scored as Eastern Conference-leading Florida won for the seventh time in eight games and finished a five-game road trip at 4-1-0.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mason Marchment scored three goals for his first career hat trick, leading the Florida Panthers to a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
Anthony Duclair and Aaron Ekblad each had a goal and an assist, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 24 saves for his fifth straight win.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, then Aaron Ekblad got free for a breakway goal just 16 seconds into overtime to give the Florida Panthers a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Florida Panthers just kept getting better as the game went on after a long layoff. That was enough to erase a late deficit then pounce for an overtime winner in a matchup of two of the Eastern Conference's best teams.
Florida Panthers (28-8-5, first in the Atlantic) vs. Seattle Kraken (12-24-4, eighth in the Pacific)
Seattle; Sunday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Florida visits the Seattle Kraken after the Panthers knocked off Vancouver 2-1 in a shootout.
Florida Panthers (26-7-5, first in the Atlantic) vs. Calgary Flames (17-11-6, fifth in the Pacific)
Calgary, Alberta; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Florida will attempt to continue its four-game win streak with a victory against Calgary.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Reinhart had two goals and an assist and the Florida Panthers handed Vancouver Canucks coach Bruce Boudreau his first regulation loss in 10 games with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Duclair scored twice, Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and four assists, and the Florida Panthers routed the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 9-3 on Thursday night.
Florida scored three times in each period against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions and snapped Tampa Bay’s four-game winning streak.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Duclair scored twice, Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and four assists, and the Florida Panthers romped to a 9-3 rout of the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
Los Angeles Kings (12-10-5, sixth in the Pacific) vs. Florida Panthers (18-6-4, second in the Atlantic)
Sunrise, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -197, Kings +158; over/under is 6
Ottawa Senators (8-16-1, seventh in the Atlantic) vs. Florida Panthers (18-5-4, first in the Atlantic)
Sunrise, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -304, Senators +240
Florida Panthers (18-4-4, second in the Atlantic) vs. Colorado Avalanche (15-7-2, fifth in the Central)
Denver; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -150, Panthers +123
St. Louis Blues (12-8-3, second in the Central) vs. Florida Panthers (16-4-3, first in the Atlantic)
Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -150, Blues +125; over/under is 6
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Anton Lundell scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, and the Florida Panthers came back from three down for the second straight game to beat the Buffalo Sabres 7-4 on Thursday night.
Buffalo Sabres vs. Florida Panthers
Sunrise, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -329, Sabres +250; over/under is 6
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Ekblad scored 2:39 into overtime and the Florida Panthers won their record-tying 11th straight home game to start the season by topping the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Wednesday night.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots and the Florida Panthers overcame the loss of center Aleksander Barkov to remain unbeaten at home with a 6-1 rout of the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point scored a backhand breakaway goal in overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
Pat Maroon and Victor Hedman scored for the Lightning, who are 5-0-2 over the last seven games.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Eetu Luostarinen scored 1:55 into overtime to give the Florida Panthers a 5-4 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night and the team's best 10-game start to a season.
SUNRISE, Fla.- (AP) — Frank Vatrano and Joe Thornton each scored their first goals of the season and the Florida Panthers stretched their unbeaten streak to six games with a 5-3 victory over the winless Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.
New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers
Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -128, Islanders +107; over/under is 5.5
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Ekblad had the simplest assessment of how opening night went for the Florida Panthers.
“Comeback ‘Cats," he said.
That they were, and fittingly, Ekblad's comeback was the biggest part of it all.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Losing to Tampa Bay was bad enough for the Florida Panthers in last season’s playoffs. Watching the Lightning go on to win the Stanley Cup, oddly enough, didn’t make things worse.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers have their first win of the season: Aaron Ekblad has pronounced himself ready for training camp.
The top-line defenseman will be on the ice when the Panthers formally begin practice Thursday, just short of six months since he broke his left leg in a scary on-ice incident.
The defending Stanley Cup champions found a way to get better, the NHL's top team solved a problem that has hurt it in the past, and another filled a major void created by an injury...