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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets a shot past Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) for an overtime goal in an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Penguins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Latest: Wizards-Bucks game postponed

Jan. 20, 2021 11:12 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Washington’s game Friday at the Milwaukee Bucks has been postponed by the NBA because the Wizards have too few players available due to coronavirus issues. It is the Wizards’ sixth consecutive game that was...

Chicago Blackhawk fans watch during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers allow a limited number of fans to attend their games. Not only are the Panthers still unbeaten after two games — just the sixth time in the franchise’s 27-year history that has happened — but they’re also leading the NHL in attendance. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Florida Panthers 1 of 3 NHL teams allowing fans into arenas

Jan. 20, 2021 1:57 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Joel Quenneville already has a raspier-than-usual voice after the Panthers’ first two games of the season. Screaming over crowd noise isn’t easy. Florida is one of only three teams that is permitting fans back into arenas for the start of this season. The...

Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar (52) skates ahead of Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) during overtime in an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Sunrise. The Panthers won 5-4. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Vatrano scores overtime goal, Panthers over Blackhawks 5-4

Jan. 19, 2021 10:50 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Frank Vatrano scored 2:50 into overtime, and the Florida Panthers beat the winless Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Tuesday night. Patric Hornqvist and Carter Verhaeghe each scored two goals for Florida (2-0-0). Keith Yandle had two assists. Hornqvist, who was acquired in a September trade...

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Collin Delia (60) knocks the puck over the goal as Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)

Yandle gets 100th NHL goal, Panthers beat Blackhawks 5-2

Jan. 17, 2021 10:54 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Keith Yandle got his 100th career goal, Chris Driedger made 23 saves and the Florida Panthers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Sunday night. Eetu Luostarinen scored his first NHL goal, and Aaron Ekblad, Patric Hornqvist, and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for Florida, which had three...

Florida Panthers goalie Chris Driedger (60) blocks a shot during training camp in preparation for the 2021 NHL season at the BB&T Center on Sunday, January 10, 2021 in Sunrise.(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Driedger will get the opening-night start in net for Florida

Jan. 16, 2021 12:31 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Driedger will be Florida’s starting goaltender when the Panthers play their delayed season-opener Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. Driedger becomes the 11th opening-night starter in Panthers history. Regular starter Sergei Bobrovsky, who missed most of...

FILE - Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky skates during NHL hockey practice in Coral Springs, Fla., in this July 17, 2020, file photo. The Florida Panthers got goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, the two-time Vezina Trophy winner joining the club on the ice for the first time since training camp started. He had been on the “unfit to play” list for the first nine days of camp. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Panthers get goalie Sergei Bobrovsky back on the ice

Jan. 13, 2021 12:32 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers got goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back Wednesday, the two-time Vezina Trophy winner joining the club on the ice for the first time since training camp started. Bobrovsky had been on the team’s “unfit to play” list since camp began Jan. 3. That...

A Liverpool fans with a Jurgen Klopp protective face mask applauds before the start of an English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday Dec. 27, 2020. (Stu Forster/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Oaklawn Park to allow limited attendance

Jan. 6, 2021 3:10 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Oaklawn Park in Arkansas plans to allow limited fans during its winter-spring horse racing meet that runs Jan. 22-May 1. Grandstand general admission won’t be allowed initially. Entry to the grandstand will be for guests...

Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville, left, talks with center Eetu Luostarinen (27) during NHL hockey training camp, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Panthers, tired of waiting, hope breakthrough year is here

Jan. 5, 2021 2:09 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov has a simple thought entering the season. It’s time for change. Every season for Florida starts with optimism and ends with frustration, a cycle that Barkov and the Panthers are desperate to break in 2021. It’s been nearly 25...

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2019, file photo, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' Jake Lucchini, left, battles Springfield Thunderbirds' Philippe Desrosiers for the puck behind the goal during an American Hockey League game in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Three American Hockey League teams have opted out of playing this season because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Charlotte Checkers, Milwaukee Admirals and Thunderbirds opted out and will return in 2021-22, the AHL said. (Dave Scherbenco/The Citizens' Voice via AP, File)

3 American Hockey League teams opt out of season, 28 to play

Jan. 4, 2021 6:23 PM EST

The American Hockey League will go ahead with 28 teams this season after announcing Monday that three have opted out of playing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Based on the information I was getting, I wasn’t sure we were going to reach 28 teams even two weeks ago, but I think some of the teams...

File-Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville, center, talks with his players during NHL hockey training camp, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Coral Springs, Fla. The Panthers just announced they’ll be doing some meetings, etc. outside during training camp to promote distancing, etc., during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Going outside: Panthers training camp has distancing in mind

Jan. 2, 2021 3:25 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — To try and combat the coronavirus, the Florida Panthers hope a balmy climate can work to their advantage. The Panthers are turning rooftops, balconies and other outdoor areas at the arena where it plays games into weight rooms and meeting spaces this season, with final touches getting...