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The Florida Panthers skate off the ice after their team's 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders in an NHL Stanley Cup Playoff qualifying round hockey game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Dale Tallon, after 10 seasons, out as Florida Panthers' GM

Aug. 10, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

The Florida Panthers will have a new general manager next season, making the announcement early Monday that Dale Tallon is leaving the franchise after 10 years. Tallon’s contract as president of hockey operations and general manager expired July 1, and was extended by Panthers owner Vincent Viola to get...

Florida Panthers left wing Erik Haula (56) celebrates his goal with teammates Keith Yandle (3) Jonathan Huberdeau (11) after scoring against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Panthers avoid elimination, beat Islanders 3-2 in Game 3

Aug. 5, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Brian Boyle and the Florida Panthers turned the tables on the New York Islanders by playing with more discipline and patience to avoid being swept from the playoffs. Boyle and Mike Hoffman scored goals 2:47 apart, and the Panthers took advantage of several miscues in beating the Islanders...

New York Islanders defenseman Andy Greene (4) celebrates a goal by teammate Jean-Gabriel Pageau, not pictured, as Florida Panthers right wing Brett Connolly (10) and teammates Frank Vatrano (77) and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) look on during the first period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Varlamov stops 27 shots, Isles beat Panthers 2-1 in Game 1

Aug. 1, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots and the New York Islanders opened their best-of-five playoff series with a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in the NHL’s return following a 4 1/2-month break. Anthony Beauvillier scored the decisive goal on a power play at 3:39 of the...