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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....

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson, right, celebrates with goalie Pekka Rinne after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Rinne scores empty-net goal as Predators beat Blackhawks

Jan. 10, 2020 2:34 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and scored an empty-net goal, and the Nashville Predators beat the sloppy Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night for John Hynes' first win with the team. Hynes became the third coach in franchise history after Peter Laviolette was fired on Monday. Hynes dropped...

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...

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' Dominic Toninato, left, celebrates with teammate Colton Sceviour, right, after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game the against the Detroit Red Wings, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Hoffman has goal and 2 assists, Panthers beat Red Wings 4-3

Dec. 28, 2019 11:15 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers bounced back after a sluggish first period in their first game after the holiday break. Mike Hoffman had a goal and two assists and the Panthers overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Saturday night. Hoffman tied it at 3 at 6:39 of the...

Fabbri scores 2, Red Wings snap 12-game winless streak

Dec. 13, 2019 12:51 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Robby Fabbri scored twice on fortuitous bounces off the same Winnipeg player, and the Detroit Red Wings snapped a 12-game winless streak with a 5-2 victory over the Jets on Thursday night. Both off Fabbri's goals went in off the body of defenseman Neal Pionk, and it was that kind of night...

Florida Panthers right wing Brett Connolly (10) and New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) fight for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Islanders overpower Panthers to sweep season series

Dec. 12, 2019 11:38 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Islanders used good goaltending and a strong power play to beat the Florida Panthers yet again. Devon Toews and Mathew Barzal had power-plays goals in a 3:51 span early in the second period and Thomas Greiss made 32 saves to help New York beat Florida 3-1 on Thursday...

Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) defends the goal as Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) collides with him during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. Panthers' Aleksi Saarela (28) looks on. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Brown, Bobrovsky lead Panthers over Blue Jackets, 4-1

Dec. 7, 2019 10:52 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky beat his former team in their first meeting. Bobrovsky made 33 saves and Josh Brown scored the winning goal in the Florida Panthers’ 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. "It's definitely a great win. It's kind of weird to face your...

Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal (12) reacts after center Luke Kunin scored an empty net goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. The Wild won 4-2. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Soucy, Kahkonen lead Wild to 4-2 win over Panthers

Dec. 3, 2019 11:07 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild had to come from behind to get another win and keep their point streak going. Carson Soucy scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period to rally the Wild to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Luke Kunin, Mats Zuccarello and Jason Zucker also...