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Florida Panthers head coach and former Chicago Blackhawks coach, Joel Quenneville acknowledges the crowds applause during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Blackhawks and Panthers, marking Quenneville's return as a head coach Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Quenneville coaches Panthers to 4-3 win over Blackhawks

Jan. 22, 2020 12:21 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Joel Quenneville barking out instructions from behind the bench. A young team with a couple budding stars showing signs of improvement. It was a familiar scene, with quite a twist. The Florida Panthers got Quenneville a win in his return to Chicago, using a hat trick by Frank Vatrano to beat...

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 head coach Joel Quenneville gives instructions during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Quenneville returns to Chicago with Florida Panthers

Jan. 20, 2020 11:34 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In some Chicago circles, certainly every one that includes a hockey rink, it's just “Q.” Only one letter is necessary for a man so revered there is a Twitter account for his mustache with more than 40,000 followers. Q returns Tuesday night. Joel Quenneville leads the Florida...

Florida Panthers defenseman Mark Pysyk is congratulated for his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Panthers beat Red Wings 4-1 for season-high 4-game streak

Jan. 18, 2020 11:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Florida Panthers were thrilled to have banged-up goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back on the ice. He was pretty happy about it, too. Bobrovsky made 27 saves, helping Florida beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night to win four straight for the first time this season. “Great to...

Florida Panthers goaltender Chris Driedger is helped off the ice during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Panthers down another goalie, injured Driedger to miss weeks

Jan. 18, 2020 12:16 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida goalie Chris Driedger will miss several weeks with what’s believed to be a groin injury, the latest health issue at that position for the Panthers. The Panthers announced the diagnosis Saturday, calling it a lower-body injury. Driedger was hurt midway through the first...

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...

Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant questions a call during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Vegas Golden Knights fire Gallant, name DeBoer new coach

Jan. 15, 2020 4:50 PM EST

Gerard Gallant was abruptly fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday less than two years after leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence and winning NHL coach of the year honors along the way. Peter DeBoer, fired last month by the San Jose Sharks, takes over immediately and...

Florida Panthers left wing Jonathan Huberdeau (11) is congratulated by center Aleksander Barkov (16) and right wing Evgenii Dadonov (63) after he scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Huberdeau sets franchise points mark, Panthers over Leafs

Jan. 12, 2020 11:03 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau is looking ahead after becoming the career points leader for the Florida Panthers. Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, surpassing Olli Jokinen for the points lead with 420, and the Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 8-4 on Sunday night. “It’s cool....

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....

Arizona Coyotes center Carl Soderberg (34) scores a goal against Florida Panthers goaltender Chris Driedger (60) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 in Sunrise, Fla. The Coyotes won 5-2. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Hall lifts Coyotes over Panthers 5-2 for 4th straight win

Jan. 7, 2020 11:23 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — When the Arizona Coyotes hit the road, they feel right at home. Taylor Hall scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Coyotes won their fourth straight game, 5-2 over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Arizona is 14-6-3 on the road and will play three of the next...