Latest Paul Maurice News

It's an all-Florida battle when the Panthers face the Lightning in Round 1

Apr. 20, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice doesn't need any reminders going into these playoffs of what games between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning mean to both teams. In the eyes of the Panthers' coach, there were two clear examples this season. Florida led Tampa Bay 9-1 in...

The Florida Panthers are weird. And coach Paul Maurice says that as a compliment

Apr. 19, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ordinarily at playoff time, this would be bulletin-board material: A coach in the NHL referred to the Florida Panthers as weird. Except this time, nobody minded. Because the guy who said it was Panthers coach Paul Maurice. Weird, goofy...

Stolarz gets assist, Florida blanks Ottawa 2-0 for third shutout over Senators this season

Apr. 09, 2024 22:27 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Stolarz skated out of his net, controlled a loose puck and set up the opening goal of the night for Florida. And then he turned that goal into the eventual game-winner. Stolarz stopped 25 shots and got his second assist of the season,...

Sergei Bobrovsky makes 30 saves, Panthers rout Senators 6-0

Apr. 04, 2024 23:00 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and two assists and the Florida Panthers routed the Ottawa Senators 6-0 on Thursday night. Panthers coach Paul Maurice moved into sole possession of fourth place on...

Suzuki scores two goals, Montembeault has 37 saves as the Canadiens surprise the Panthers 5-3

Apr. 03, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Nick Suzuki scored the tying and go-ahead goals in the second period and Sam Montembeault made 37 saves in leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. “He’s our leader for a reason,” Canadiens forward Jake Evans...

Sam Reinhart scores twice to reach 50 goals, leading Panthers past Flyers 4-1

Mar. 24, 2024 21:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored two goals to reach 50 on the season, Brandon Montour added three assists and the Florida Panthers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night. “Very cool,” Reinhart said. “It’s...

Forsberg scores 2, Predators beat Panthers and extend point streak to franchise-record 16 games

Mar. 21, 2024 22:45 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored twice and the Nashville Predators extended their point streak to a franchise-record 16 games with a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. “We're putting in the work and that's the biggest thing,” Forsberg said. “We...

East-leading Florida Panthers have 3-goal 3rd period to beat Central leader Dallas 4-3

Mar. 13, 2024 00:25 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Florida coach Paul Maurice just wanted to see his team play the kind of tough, physical hockey it has been playing all season. The three-goal comeback was really a bonus for the Eastern Conference-leading Panthers. Aleksander Barkov had two power-play goals and an...

Bill Zito is a thinker and a problem-solver. The approach might bring a Stanley Cup to Florida

Mar. 11, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — There’s a question that Florida Panthers general manager Bill Zito likes to ask people. “What’s two plus two?” The person typically seems a bit confused before telling Zito the answer is four. And that leads to follow-up queries from Zito, a lawyer...

Tarasenko already feeling right at home with Florida, because it is home

Mar. 07, 2024 16:28 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko was born and raised in Russia, and has spent his NHL career playing in St. Louis, New York and Ottawa. Now he's home — in Florida. Tarasenko's wife and children have made South Florida their full-time home for the...