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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 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 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' 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 right wing Evgenii Dadonov (63) blasts the puck past Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida scores 4 in 2nd period, beats Senators 6-3

Jan. 2, 2020 11:49 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators have prided themselves in outworking opponents this season. Their game against Florida was a reminder of what can happen if they don't give a full effort. Frank Vatrano scored the deciding goal as part of Florida's four-goal outburst in the second period, and the...

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...