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Boyes scores 2:23 into overtime to lead Panthers past Avalanche…

Boyes scores 2:23 into overtime to lead Panthers past Avalanche, 4-3.

NHL.com Updated Oct 22 (yesterday)
DENVER - Brad Boyes scored a power-play goal 2:23 into overtime and the Florida Panthers beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Tuesday night. Jussi Jokinen had two assists, including one on the winner. Jokinen fed Boyes with a pass from the back...
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  • How terrible is this goalie interference call on Nick Bjugstad?…

    How terrible is this goalie interference call on Nick Bjugstad? (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    The Florida Panthers defeated the Colorado Avalanche in overtime on Tuesday night, 4-3, on a Brad Boyes goal. This result proves that the Hockey Gods have a sense of goodness and fairness, because the Panthers were nearly jobbed by an atrocious goalie i…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Red Wings still searching for missing blueline p…

    Rumor Roundup: Red Wings still searching for missing blueline piece

    thehockeynews.com Oct 20 (3 days ago)
    The Detroit Red Wings are linked to Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers in the rumor mill, but he’s not the only blueliner they could be pursuing. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports the Florida Panthers want to move blueliner Brian Campbell and the Red …
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  • Huberdeau dazzles in shootout with homage to Swedish legend

    Huberdeau dazzles in shootout with homage to Swedish legend

    thehockeynews.com Oct 18 (4 days ago)
    In a game that involves the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals going to a shootout, you’d expect the highlight of the night to be something off the stick of Alexander Ovechkin. Not tonight. The former Southeast Division rivals battled to a tightly…
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  • NHL Capsules: BUFFALO, N.Y. - Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots f…

    NHL Capsules: BUFFALO, N.Y. - Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots f…

    NHL.com ESPN.com Oct 18 (5 days ago)
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots for his 67th career shutout, leading the Florida Panthers to a 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night for their first victory of the season. Luongo moved past Patrick Roy into sole poss...
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  • Roberto Luongo interviews Zach Fucale, and it’s awesome

    Roberto Luongo interviews Zach Fucale, and it’s awesome

    thehockeynews.com Oct 17 (6 days ago)
    Roberto Luongo and Zach Fucale were born 16 years apart, but they do have several things in common: they’re both Quebec-born goalies and Quebec League stars born to Italian families, and they’ve each represented their country in high-stakes internationa…
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  • Panthers smash franchise low for attendance

    Panthers smash franchise low for attendance

    ESPN.com Oct 14
    A half-hour before the Florida Panthers' home opener, there were people waiting outside the arena to buy tickets. A total of 11 people, to be precise.
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  • In defense of Florida Panthers' epically embarrassing crowd vs.…

    In defense of Florida Panthers' epically embarrassing crowd vs. Ottawa

    yahoo.com Oct 14
    The Florida Panthers announced a crowd of 7,311 fans for their Monday night loss to the Ottawa Senators. It’s a pathetically sparse crowd, lower than some college hockey games. It unfortunately comes during a perfect storm of negative attention for that…
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  • Anderson gets shutout, MacArthur scores to lead Senators over P…

    Anderson gets shutout, MacArthur scores to lead Senators over Panthers 1-0 before small crowd

    NHL.com Oct 13
    SUNRISE, Fla. - Craig Anderson made 30 saves, Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal and the Ottawa Senators beat winless Florida 1-0 Monday night in front of the smallest crowd in Panthers history. MacArthur raced up the middle of the ice...
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  • Panthers’ attendance woes shouldn’t be a shocker

    Panthers’ attendance woes shouldn’t be a shocker

    When I was in Sunrise, Fla., a few weeks back to work with Roberto Luongo on our current magazine edition, I attended the pre-season game between Luongo’s Panthers and the visiting Dallas Stars. And as I said at the time, I was more surprised to see bar…
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  • Severson scores first NHL goal to lift Devils to 5-1 win over P…

    Severson scores first NHL goal to lift Devils to 5-1 win over Panthers

    NHL.com Oct 11
    SUNRISE, Fla. - Damon Severson scored his first NHL goal to cap a four-goal opening period by New Jersey and the Devils chased Roberto Luongo early to beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Saturday night. Severson also got his first assist. Ryane ...
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  • Radko Gudas on Scottie Upshall – should be suspended, but proba…

    Radko Gudas on Scottie Upshall – should be suspended, but probably won’t

    It’s interesting how the same event, particularly in a game of contact that goes a hundred miles an hour, can be perceived so differently. Take the Radek Gudas hit on Scottie Upshall Thursday night as an example. On its website, Rogers Sportsnet describ…
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  • Hedman scores power-play goal in overtime, Lightning open seaso…

    Hedman scores power-play goal in overtime, Lightning open season with 3-2 win over Panthers

    NHL.com Oct 10
    TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Bishop made the needed saves and also set up the game-winning goal. Victor Hedman scored on a power play off a feed from the goalie 1:11 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 in their seaso...
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  • Rangers acquire Crabb, open spot for Duclair

    Rangers acquire Crabb, open spot for Duclair

    ESPN.com Oct 6
    The New York Rangers have acquired forward Joey Crabb from the Florida Panthers in a trade that opens up a roster spot for emerging teenage forward Anthony Duclair.
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  • Willie Mitchell named Florida Panthers captain

    Willie Mitchell named Florida Panthers captain

    NHL.com Oct 6
    Sunrise, FL - Florida Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant announced today that D Willie Mitchell has been named captain for the 2014-15 season. He joins Brian Skrudland (1993-1997), Scott Mellanby (1997-2001), Paul Laus/Pavel Bure (2001-2002), Olli...
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  • Army Strong? Florida Panthers heading to West Point to finish p…

    Army Strong? Florida Panthers heading to West Point to finish prepping for NHL season

    NHL.com Oct 3
    SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers are getting some Army training to finish off their preparations for the season. Florida will spend Sunday through Tuesday at West Point for training and team-bonding exercises, before flying back south to ...
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  • Kucherov scores 2 goals to lead Lightning to 3-0 win over Panth…

    Kucherov scores 2 goals to lead Lightning to 3-0 win over Panthers

    NHL.com Oct 2
    SUNRISE, Fla. - Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 3-0 in a preseason game Thursday night. Ondrej Palat also scored for Tampa Bay (4-1-0) and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 21 shots. Roberto Luongo m...
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  • Panthers send backup G Dan Ellis to AHL affiliate in San Antoni…

    Panthers send backup G Dan Ellis to AHL affiliate in San Antonio

    Panthers send backup G Dan Ellis to AHL affiliate in San Antonio
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  • Tyler Seguin's hat trick helps Stars rally for 5-4 win over Pan…

    Tyler Seguin's hat trick helps Stars rally for 5-4 win over Panthers

    Tyler Seguin's hat trick helps Stars rally for 5-4 win over Panthers
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  • Craig Smith, Derek Roy score in shootout, Predators beat Panthe…

    Craig Smith, Derek Roy score in shootout, Predators beat Panthers 2-1

    NHL.com Sep 27
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Craig Smith and Derek Roy scored in a shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in a split-squad exhibition game. Carter Hutton made 23 saves and stopped both Florida attem...
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  • Craig Smith, Derek Roy score in shootout, Predators beat Panthe…

    Craig Smith, Derek Roy score in shootout, Predators beat Panthers 2-1

    Craig Smith, Derek Roy score in shootout, Predators beat Panthers 2-1
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  • Video - Capitals Edge Panthers In Shootout 00:52

    Capitals Edge Panthers In Shootout

    Oct 18
    Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout of the Capitals' 2-1 win over the Panthers.
  • Video - Panthers Get First Win Of Season 00:32

    Panthers Get First Win Of Season

    Oct 17
    Roberto Luongo recorded 26 saves and Sean Bergenheim scored his first goal of the season in the Panthers' 1-0 win over the Sabres.
  • Video - Instability For Panthers, Coyotes? 04:15

    Instability For Panthers, Coyotes?

    Oct 14
    Attendance problems in Florida and ownership questions in Arizona are once again bringing stability questions to the Panthers and Coyotes.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 13:03

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Oct 14
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside look at the franchise instability of the Panthers and Coyotes, check in on the early race in the Atlantic Division, and name the surprising teams of the season's opening week.

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    Oct 22
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    Oct 21
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    Oct 21
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    Oct 21
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