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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...

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his 1,0000th point on an assist against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Kane gets 1,000th point, Blackhawks beat Jets 5-2

Jan. 20, 2020 1:53 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane's 1,000th career point created one big party for the Chicago Blackhawks. Everyone was invited. Kane reached 1,000 when he picked up an assist on Brandon Saad’s third-period goal, and the Blackhawks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth...

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 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...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bjugstad (27) fights for control of the puck with New York Rangers' Brendan Smith (42) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in New York. Smith is one of a couple of throwback-style players bouncing back between forward and defense this NHL season. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Dual-role players? Defensemen as wingers show it can be done

Jan. 13, 2020 3:51 AM EST

Brendan Smith caught his breath for a few seconds on the bench before New York Rangers coach David Quinn called his name again. Smith had just skated a shift as a defenseman and was needed at forward, too. The natural defenseman hopped over the boards and got back on the ice at a different position. “The...

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...