CBJ: 1 | FLA: 5 FINAL

It was the first career NHL appearance for goaltender Spencer Knight, the Florida Panthers’ 2019 first-round pick. Coach Joel Quenneville stated after last night’s game that there was a “good chance” Knight would make his first NHL appearance in the game tonight, and it was confirmed after the morning skate. It would be Knight in net for Florida, and Joonas Korpisalo in net for the Blue Jackets.

The Florida Panthers gave Spencer Knight the absolute best thing they could give a rookie goalie making his NHL debut, an early lead. Aleksander Barkov would score his team-leading 19th goal of the…


CBJ: 2 | FLA: 4 FINAL

The Panthers returned to the BB&T Center on Monday night to play their first game at home in a couple of weeks. They would face a Columbus Blue Jackets that is truly in a downward spiral, losers of their past couple of games. The Blue Jackets would start Elvis Merzlikins in net, while Florida would elect to start Sergei Bobrovsky between the pipes.

It felt like the Blue Jackets came out with a true purpose for the first 10 minutes of the first period. Columbus was controlling play by keeping puck possession, and applying offensive pressure on Florida’s defense. Florida…


FLA: 5 | TBL: 3 FINAL

In a rematch between these two teams at Amalie Arena, the Panthers were looking to bounce-back from Thursday night’s overtime loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning would once again elect to go with Andrei Vasilevskiy in net, while Florida would change things up and start Sergei Bobrovsky.

The first period looked a lot better for Tampa in this game than it did in the previous matchup on Thursday. Florida was having a hard time keeping sustained puck control and offensive pressure against the Lightning throughout most of the first period. Despite Tampa dominating most of the first period…


FLA: 2 | TBL: 3 F/OT

The Panthers headed into Tampa Bay to face the Lightning coming off of an overtime victory against the Dallas Stars. Newly acquired players Lucas Wallmark, Nikita Gusev, and Brandon Montour would all make their Panthers debuts in Tampa. The Panthers would elect to go with Chris Driedger in net once again, while Tampa would go with their perennial Vezina Trophy candidate Andrei Vasilevskiy.

The first period would be entirely controlled by the Florida Panthers. The ice was definitely tilted in their favor, and the shots on goal for the period showed that. Florida out-shot the Lightning 13–4 in the opening…


FLA: 3 | DAL: 2 F/OT

The NHL trade deadline has come and gone, and the Florida Panthers now have a solidified lineup as they look towards the post-season. Their new acquisitions haven’t been able to join the team yet, either due to traveling or COVID requirements, but they should be joining the lineup by the weekend. Tonight though, Florida would play the Stars once again in Dallas, looking to end their current three-game losing skid. The Panthers would elect to go with Chris Driedger in net, while Dallas would start Anton Khudobin.

From the opening puck drop you could tell that this Florida Panthers team…


FLA: 1 | DAL: 4 FINAL

At this point in the season I think it’s safe to say that this Florida Panthers team REALLY needs their beauty sleep prior to games, because when they play in the matinee game time slots they just play like a completely different team. The Panthers would choose to go with Sergei Bobrovsky in net this afternoon, and the Stars would elect to go with Anton Khudobin.

From the opening puck drop of this game it was clear to everyone watching that the Panthers did not show up to play this game today. Dallas rookie sensation Jason Robertson scored his 10th…


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Early on Saturday afternoon, Florida Panthers GM Bill Zito made another roster move to help bolster the blue line. The Florida Panthers traded a 3rd round draft pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Defenseman Brandon Montour.

Montour is purely a rental for the rest of this season, as his contract will expire upon completion of the league year. Montour had five goals and nine assists for 14 points in 38 games played for the Sabres this season. …


FLA: 0 | CAR: 3 FINAL

It was another matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes that the Florida Panthers would rather forget about. Carolina has easily been the worst matchup for the Panthers in this newly formed Central Division. The Florida Panthers would start Chris Driedger in net, while Carolina would go with rookie sensation Alex Nedeljkovic.

Florida would not be as fortunate to start this game as strong as they did the previous game against the Hurricanes. Carolina’s suffocating forecheck was going to work very early against the Panthers, and the Canes were breaking down every possible chance the Panthers had at sustained offensive zone possession…


Brett Connolly #10 (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The Florida Panthers and the Chicago Blackhawks have made a trade involving 5 total players, most notably veteran forward Brett Connolly going from Florida to Chicago. The total trade details are as follows:

FLA Receives:

  • Lucas Wallmark, 25, Center (who played 7 games with Florida last year after being acquired in the Vincent Trocheck trade with Carolina)
  • Lucas Carlsson, 23, D

CHI Receives:

  • Brett Connolly, 28, RW/LW
  • Riley Stillman, 23, D
  • Henrik Borgstrom, 23, C (NHL Rights)
  • 7th round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft

The move appears to be a cap space saving move on the Panthers’…


FLA: 2 | CAR: 5 FINAL

The Florida Panthers began their two-week road trip with the first game of a two-game set in Carolina against the Hurricanes. The Panthers were looking to extend their six-game winning streak, and to pull ahead farther in both the Central Division standings and the NHL standings. The Panthers would choose to go with Sergei Bobrovsky in net, and Carolina would go with Petr Mrazek.

The Panthers would come out in the first period with a very strong showing, as they would out-shoot Carolina 13–7 in the opening frame. Florida appeared to have a clear game-plan against the Hurricanes, as they…

Joseph London

South Florida sports fan. Mostly cover the Florida Panthers NHL team, but also scattered stories about the Dolphins, Heat, and Marlins! Thank you for reading.

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