SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe set a Florida postseason record with a five-point night, and the Florida Panthers escaped a three-goal deficit to beat the Washington Capitals 5-3 and take a 3-2 lead in an Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe was brought to the Florida Panthers for big postseason moments.
Like this one.
Verhaeghe set a Panthers franchise playoff record with a five-point night — two goals, three assists — and the Comeback Cats pulled off another rally, this one obviously the most important of their season.
Florida Panthers (54-15-6, first in the Atlantic) vs. New York Islanders (35-31-9, fifth in the Metropolitan)
Elmont; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Florida visits New York trying to prolong its four-game road winning streak.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored 3:37 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.
Coyle picked up a loose puck to the right of Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, came out in front and scored on a quick wrist shot.
SUNRISE, Fla- (AP) — Sam Bennett scored with 37.3 seconds left to lift the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.
Sam Reinhart and Claude Giroux each had a goal and an assist, and Patric Hornqvist also scored for the Panthers.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Aleksander Barkov had the tying goal late in the third period before scoring the shootout winner, helping the Florida Panthers overcome a three-goal deficit and beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Saturday night.
Florida Panthers (43-14-6, first in the Atlantic) vs. Ottawa Senators (23-36-5, seventh in the Atlantic)
Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Jonathan Huberdeau leads Florida into a matchup against Ottawa.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov had a goal and two assists, and the Florida Panthers won their third straight game, beating the Buffalo Sabres 6-1 on Monday night.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky was perfect. The rest of the Florida Panthers were just tough.
Patric Hornqvist and Ryan Lomberg scored 12 seconds apart in the third period, Bobrovsky made 18 saves for his 36th career shutout and the Panthers beat the Ottawa Senators 3-0 on Thursday night to snap a three-game slide.
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.
Florida Panthers (22-7-4, second in the Atlantic) vs. Dallas Stars (15-12-2, sixth in the Central)
Dallas; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Dallas Stars host Florida after Patric Hornqvist scored two goals in the Panthers' 6-2 win over the Flames.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Patric Hornqvist scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped a season-high 47 shots and the Florida Panthers pushed their winning streak to four games by topping the Calgary Flames 6-2 on Tuesday night.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The NHL season isn't even half over, yet Calgary coach Darryl Sutter has seen enough to offer big praise to the Florida Panthers.
“That's a team that's built for playoff hockey," Sutter said.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patric Hornqvist and Sam Bennett scored 10 seconds apart in the first period, and Sam Reinhard scored in his fourth straight game to give the Florida Panthers a 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Driedger made 33 saves against his former team, helping the Seattle Kraken defeat Florida 4-1 on Saturday night to deny the Panthers what would have been a record-setting 12th consecutive home win to start the season.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Driedger was the winning goalie when Florida's home-ice winning streak started last season.
The streak ended Saturday — and Driedger was the winning goalie again.
Driedger made 33 saves against his former team, helping the Seattle Kraken defeat Florida 4-1 on Saturday night to deny the Panthers what would have been a record-setting 12th consecutive home win to start the season.
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.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry is well aware he's struggled in shootouts this season.
Jarry took a significant step forward against the Florida Panthers.
Jeff Carter scored the winning goal, Jarry made the deciding save in a shootout and Pittsburgh beat the Panthers 3-2 on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Igor Shesterkin made a season-high 42 saves and the New York Rangers held off Florida 4-3 on Monday night, handing the Panthers their first loss in regulation this season.
Chris Kreider and Adam Fox each had a goal in the first period before K’Andre Miller and Ryan Strome scored 30 seconds apart in the second as New York built a 4-0 lead.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers matched the best 11-game start in NHL history and denied the Carolina Hurricanes what would have been a league record-tying start of their own, with Anthony Duclair getting two goals and two assists in a 5-2 victory on Saturday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Montour, Patric Hornqvist and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in the first period, and the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Saturday night...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Martin Necas scored the winning goal in a shootout, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Saturday night...
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, Braden Holtby made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 on Sunday to snap their losing streak at four and leapfrog their archrivals into first place...
TORONTO - Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is still in the process of trying out early season line combinations, so the trios he's using are changing from game to game and period to period.
One line emerged during Thursday night's 3-0 win over Toronto that is worth remembering, as it will probably pop up again in the future.
Nothing like having some diversionary fun before the season gets serious.
The Pittsburgh Penguins had a bit — heck, a lot — of fun in the parking lot of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry on Tuesday morning.
Down three forwards because of injury and with two rookie wingers already in the lineup, the Penguins added another young player to the active roster when they recalled Teddy Blueger from their Wilkes-Barre affiliate late Thursday afternoon.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sidney Crosby is bringing the Stanley Cup back home to Pittsburgh for a second consecutive year. He's bringing another MVP trophy, too.
Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 left and Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the first team in nearly two decades to repeat as champion with a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 6 on Sunday night.