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Panthers find their mojo to beat Capitals, reach 2nd round

May. 14, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Florida Panthers faced their first real adversity of the season trailing their playoff series against the Washington Capitals, players held a meeting to set things straight. They talked about what they needed to do better and got on the same page. ...

Panthers beat Caps in OT, win series for 1st time since '96

May. 14, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau couldn't remember what it was like to be on the smiling side of a handshake line. The feelings were so strong after he and the Florida Panthers beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime Friday night to win Game 6 and move on to the second...

Comeback Cats do it again, rally to top Caps 5-3 in Game 5

May. 11, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

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...

Panthers beat Capitals in overtime in Game 4, tie series

May. 09, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Comeback Cats” are back — in playoff form. Known for their propensity to play from behind and win on the way to the NHL's best regular season, the Florida Panthers finally delivered a little of that magic in the postseason, and not a minute too late. ...

Capitals rout Panthers 6-1 in Game 3 to take 2-1 series lead

May. 07, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fans' cheers brought Ilya Samsonov close to tears on the way to his first NHL playoff victory. Chants of “Sammy! Sammy!” followed one of many important saves he made in Washington's 6-1 rout of Florida in Game 3 on Saturday. Samsonov rebounded after allowing...

Panthers rout Capitals 5-1 in Game 2 to even series

May. 05, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

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. Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe each had a goal and...

Top-seeded Panthers await Ovechkin, Caps in playoff Round 1

May. 02, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are aware of the narratives. The franchise hasn’t won a playoff series in 26 years going back to the 1996 Eastern Conference finals, by far the longest active drought in the NHL. They won the Presidents’ Trophy this season, and the last...

The Comeback Cats: Florida overcame adversity this season

Apr. 30, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The phenomenon of the Comeback Cats really seemed to take off back in late November. The Florida Panthers were trailing the Washington Capitals 4-1 early in the third period, and a three-goal deficit that deep into a game almost always means a loss. Not that...

Panthers top Senators 4-0, claim NHL's best record, home ice

Apr. 29, 2022 00:44 AM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe scored twice and Spencer Knight stopped 27 shots for his second career shutout as the Florida Panthers beat the Ottawa Senators 4-0 on Thursday night. With the victory and Nashville's 5-4 shootout win over Western Conference-leading Colorado...

Gaudreau? Matthews? Shesterkin? NHL MVP race at least 7 deep

Apr. 26, 2022 22:04 PM EDT

Auston Matthews leads the NHL in goals, Connor McDavid has the most points and Igor Shesterkin has been the best goaltender in the league. It’s entirely possible none of them wins the Hart Trophy as MVP. Matthews, McDavid and Shesterkin are among the front-runners,...