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Panthers top Islanders; Islanders losing streak climbs to 12 games

The Florida Panthers returned to their winning ways Saturday night as they handed the New York Islanders their 12th straight loss Saturday night in Long Island. The horrid streak started almost a month ago as the Florida Panthers send the Islanders to a 4-3 loss back on Oct, 23rd. The Islanders, for only the second time in their 12-game losing streak, drew first blood as Bryan McCabe sent a pass out in front of his own net, only to have it intercepted by Matt Moulson who took the feed and sent it over the right shoulder of Tomas Vokoun for the 1-0 lead, which the Islanders held going into the second period. Mike Santorelli got things going for the Panthers early in the second period, ...

Horton us; Horton, Bruins down Panthers

Nathan Horton welcomed his former team to TD Garden, and then reminded them why he was their number one guy; as he set up 3 goals, and had his new goaltender Tuukka Rask got the shutout in a 4-0 beat down on the Florida Panthers Thursday night. Rask made 41-saves for his first win of the season as he entered with a poor 0-4-1 record as he had spent most of the season backing up Tim Thomas over his 10-1 start. Thomas already played two games this week, therefore Rask had the start. He stopped everything, including one off his mask. “I felt like a really, really busy guy,” Rask said. Milan Lucic got things started for the Bruins at 15:37 of the first period as he took a drop pas...

Game Day: Panthers-Bruins

The Florida Panthers will try to get their second win in as many nights as they head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Bruins. This will be the first time that Nathan Horton will play his former club since Florida traded him away on June 22nd along with Gregory Campbell for Dennis Wideman, a first-round pick and a third-round pick. Since arriving in Boston, Horton has played 16 games for the Bruins where he has put up 15 points for the B’s. Campbell has added four points to his credit. As for Wideman, he has added 10 points for the Panthers and does play a huge role on their blueline. Florida is currently coming off their third win in four games with a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Thra...

Rock you like a Hurricane: Panthers top Hurricanes

After a mediocre start to the month of October, the Florida Panthers entered Friday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes with a different mindset. Rather than relying on the defence and goaltending to conserve a tight game, they decided to break out in Sunrise, Florida with an offensive slaughter of the visiting Carolina Hurricanes. David Booth got things started early in the first for the Panthers as he fired the puck past Cam Ward just 2:05 into the opening frame for his 5th of the season. Carolina tied the game up at 8:02 of the first period as Erik Cole sent a Jussi Jokinen pass around Tomas Vokoun for his 3rd goal of the year. The Hurricanes then took their only lead of th...

Panthers top 4 rookies

Heading into the 2010-11 season, the Florida Panthers are no doubt considered a long-shot to make the playoffs. While many fans argue that there will not be much excitement from the team, which enter the season as a mediocre group at best, one thing the fans can look forward to is the up-coming rookies that will get a chance to shine. We now take a look into 4 rookies (in no particular order) that the Panthers will have on display this season, and why fans could start to get excited. 1. 19-year old Dmitiri Kulikov was drafted 14th overall by the Panthers in 2009, after doing an amazing job the previous season on the blue line for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL. In 57 games with...

Panthers Preview

The 2010 National Hockey League Entry draft will argubaly be regarded as one of the best in NHL history. Good news if you are a Florida Panthers fan, because with three solid first round picks the Panthers for the first time in a long while seem to be taking great strides in a positive direction. But, the question is, "How much can a team which finished 14th overall in the Eastern Conference and 28th over all in the NHL improve?" Ask any Panthers fan and they will tell you that there is a bigger chance that the team will take a step back because they traded away arguably the face of the franchise for the past decade in Nathan Horton. Also, with losing forward Gregory Campbell, and th...

Big Changes in Florida?

According to the Miami Herald, there might be big changes to come out of Florida, and they might happen sooner than most of us would have expected. The website's Panthers blog, On Frozen Pond, is reporting that GM Randy Sexton could enter a "retooling" phase to help the team improve. "We need to make more moves, need to be better. We're working on a variety of things, said Sexton during tonight's 3-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. "Whether we're buyers or sellers, we have to retool this team.'' And whether the Panthers are buyers or sellers in uncertain. This report comes only hours after the Panthers traded forward Dominic Moore to the Montreal Canadiens in return for a second round p...

Keith Ballard, Goaltender Killer

Ballard just ran into Craig Anderson of the Colorado Avalanche who left the game with an injury... What a week for Ballard! He's injuring goaltenders at a one-per-game rate!

The Most Bizarre Hockey Injury

Update from Prax: Vote in our new poll: Dumbass of the night: Ovechkin, Jackman, or Ballard? Hopefully Vokoun will be ok. I wouldn't be surprised to see Ballard suspended for such reckless actions. I believe anyone who smashes their stick in the net should receive an unsportsmanlike penalty. I know it's a freak accident, but this shouldn't be possible. I mean, it did look like a soft goal, but that is no way to treat your goaltender. Just think of the physical state that Vesa Toskala would be in right now. Taking you elsewhere in the NHL tonight, Ovechkin has left the game against the Hurricanes with a knee injury. Ovechkin will likely be suspended this time for his ...