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Bennett notches hat trick, Florida easily tops Islanders 5-1

Oct. 16, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The only hat trick of Sam Bennett's career before Saturday wasn't exactly enjoyed by the Florida Panthers, since it happened against them nearly six years ago. They liked this one far more. Bennett scored three times, Sergei...

Comeback Cats: Florida, down 2 late, rallies to top Pens 5-4

Oct. 14, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Ekblad had the simplest assessment of how opening night went for the Florida Panthers. “Comeback ‘Cats," he said. That they were, and fittingly, Ekblad's comeback was the biggest part of it all. ...

Canucks trade Juolevi to Panthers for Lammikko, Juulsen

Oct. 10, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks traded Finnish defenseman Olli Juolevi to the Florida Panthers on Sunday for Finnish forward Juho Lammikko and B.C. defenseman Noah Juulsen. Selected fifth overall in the 2016 NHL draft, the 23-year-old Juolevi...

All in: Panthers, Barkov agree on 8-year, $80M extension

Oct. 08, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov was just a teenager when he arrived in Florida from Finland to start his NHL career back in 2013, spent a few weeks in his sunny new surroundings and came to the following conclusion. “I could live here,” Barkov said. ...

NHL Eastern Conference race still runs through `Champa Bay'

Oct. 05, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

It’s going on 40 years since the NHL last celebrated a three-peat Stanley Cup champion as part of the New York Islanders’ run of four straight titles from 1980-83. The Lightning have won two straight, and defenseman Victor Hedman doesn’t see why Tampa Bay can’t...

For the Florida Panthers, the time really might be now

Sep. 28, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Losing to Tampa Bay was bad enough for the Florida Panthers in last season’s playoffs. Watching the Lightning go on to win the Stanley Cup, oddly enough, didn’t make things worse. It only further convinced the Panthers that they can win it all....

Changing places: Hyman to Edmonton, Chara to Isles

Sep. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

One call from Connor McDavid was all Zach Hyman needed to put unfinished business with the Toronto Maple Leafs behind him upon joining the Edmonton Oilers. Hyman left his hometown team to sign a $38.5 million, seven-year contract with McDavid and the Oilers, who are...

Panthers open training camp with very high expectations

Sep. 23, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau stepped onto the ice Thursday for his 10th training camp with the Florida Panthers, more than anyone else on the roster. And this one, he said, had a different feel. “We know what we can do,” Huberdeau...

Ekblad's back, a good sign for NHL's Panthers entering camp

Sep. 22, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers have their first win of the season: Aaron Ekblad has pronounced himself ready for training camp. The top-line defenseman will be on the ice when the Panthers formally begin practice Thursday, just short of six months since he...

NHL's Panthers offer deals to 200 FAU female athletes

Sep. 08, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers were seeking a female athlete from Florida Atlantic University to be the next college student they sign to an endorsement deal. Unable to choose one, they’re making the offer to more than 200 of them. The...