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Florida Panthers right wing Noel Acciari, right, tips the puck past Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) and goalie Alex Stalock to score the game winning goal with six seconds left in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Panthers won 5-4. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Acciari scores with 5.6 seconds left, Panthers beat Wild 5-4

Jan. 21, 2020 12:05 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Doink. Doink. Winner. Noel Acciari scored with 5.6 seconds left in the third period and the Florida Panthers rallied to win their fifth straight game, beating the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Monday night. Despite his stick being held by Ryan Suter, Acciari was able to tip in a shot from the...

Florida Panthers goaltender Sam Montembeault (33) makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Boyle scores winner, Panthers hold off Kings 4-3

Jan. 16, 2020 11:19 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Montembeault came off the bench to help the Florida Panthers hang on for a win. Brian Boyle scored the eventual winning goal and the Panthers held off a late surge to beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on Thursday night to win their third straight game. Montembeault made 23 saves for...

Florida Panthers center Noel Acciari (55) celebrates with center Vincent Trocheck (21) and defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) after scoring during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Acciari, Bobrovsky lift Panthers over Canucks 5-2

Jan. 9, 2020 11:25 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Noel Acciari just keeps getting the puck in the net during the best scoring streak of his career. Acciari did it again Thursday night with two more goals and Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves in his first start in three games to lift the Florida Panthers over the Vancouver Canucks 5-2....

Florida Panthers' Frank Vatrano (77) puts a rebound behind Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry (35) for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Panthers top Penguins 4-1 for rare win in Pittsburgh

Jan. 5, 2020 8:27 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joel Quenneville insisted when he agreed to coach the Florida Panthers last spring the perpetually struggling club was close to figuring it out. Following a sluggish start, it looks as if Quenneville might be right. Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist, rookie Chris Driedger stopped 31...

Florida Panthers left wing Jonathan Huberdeau (11) skates with the puck as Montreal Canadiens center Phillip Danault (24) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Huberdeau has 4-point game, Panthers beat Canadiens 6-5

Dec. 30, 2019 12:30 AM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s top line made sure the Panthers’ good start to the weekend turned into a great one. Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals in just over 30 seconds and added two assists, and Florida’s top line had a nine-point game as the Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens...

Florida Panthers' Dominic Toninato, left, celebrates with teammate Colton Sceviour, right, after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game the against the Detroit Red Wings, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Hoffman has goal and 2 assists, Panthers beat Red Wings 4-3

Dec. 28, 2019 11:15 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers bounced back after a sluggish first period in their first game after the holiday break. Mike Hoffman had a goal and two assists and the Panthers overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Saturday night. Hoffman tied it at 3 at 6:39 of the...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) crashes into Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lightning score 3 power-play goals in 6-1 rout of Panthers

Dec. 23, 2019 11:36 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning got off to a good start in a stretch of six consecutive games against division opponents. Victor Hedman had two goals and an assist, Brayden Point had a four-point game and the Lightning scored three power-play goals in a 6-1 win over the Florida Panthers on...

Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16), of Finland, gets the puck past Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, but it bounces off the post during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Huberdeau, Dreidger lift Panthers to 4-2 win over Hurricanes

Dec. 21, 2019 11:14 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville gave all the credit for his team’s latest win to backup goalie Chris Dreidger. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist in the third period, Dreidger stopped 42 shots, and the Panthers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 Saturday night....

Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) is congratulated after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Pastrnak scores 2 goals, Bruins snap winless streak

Dec. 14, 2019 11:08 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Bruins ended their four-game trip on a positive note. David Pastrnak scored two goals and the Bruins snapped a five-game winless streak, beating the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Saturday night. “It looks like we’re getting back to more Boston Bruins style of hockey...

Florida Panthers' Mike Matheson (19) celebrates with teammate Aaron Ekblad (5) after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Bobrovsky stops 30 shots, Panthers beat Sharks 5-1

Dec. 8, 2019 9:00 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Joel Quenneville turned to No. 1 goalie Sergei Bobrovsky for the second consecutive night, calling it a “real easy” decision. Bobrovsky didn’t let his coach down. He stopped 30 shots to win for the second straight game as the Florida Panthers beat the San Jose...