The month of March has been good to the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal, which is 8-3-1 so far this month, wraps up a season-high six-game homestand when it hosts the Florida Panthers on Thursday night at Bell Centre. The Canadiens can punch their ticket to the playoffs with a victory.
Wendel Clark knew his record might be in jeopardy a little more than 20 minutes into Auston Matthews’s first game with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Matthews became the first player in NHL history to score four goals in a debut that October night against Ottawa and on Tuesday broke Clark’s 31-year-old franchise rookie record with […]
Curtis McElhinney has been named Tuesday’s starter against the Panthers. The Toronto Maple Leafs’ playoff fate will rest on the shoulders of veteran goaltender Curtis McElhinney — for one game, anyways. Mike Babcock announced at practice Monday that Frederik Andersen isn’t quite ready to play after sustaining an injury Saturday night, leaving McElhinney to hold the […]
Florida Panthers center Jonathan Marchessault (81) celebrates with teammates, Mark Pysyk (13) and Jakub Kindl (46) after scoring a goal during the second period. In January, Florida’s Jonathan Marchessault had a front-row seat when Mikael Backlund scored 13 seconds apart in Calgary’s 5-2 win over the Panthers. On Thursday, Marchessault found himself on the right […]
The Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes both had their playoff hopes take a major hit on Sunday, but the losses occurred in completely different ways. Florida (31-29-11) concluded a three-game road trip in Pittsburgh with a 4-0 loss to the Penguins on Sunday behind the 10th career hat trick by star center Sidney Crosby and […]
MARCH 19: Pittsburgh Penguins Center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his hat trick during the third period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Florida Panthers on March 19, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.
Evgeni Malkin is unlikely to play Sunday for the Pittsburgh Penguins when they host the Florida Panthers. The encouraging thing for the Penguins is Malkin is expected back before long. When he returns, Malkin won’t be looking to block shots again anytime soon.
The Panthers’ mascot models a Jaromir Jagr tank top. There have been some spectacular promotional giveaways in the NHL this season. San Jose has crushed all competitors with Brent Burns ‘grills’ and Thursday’s Joe Thornton chia beard.
MARCH 16: Goalie Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs makes a save against Jonathan Drouin #27 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena on March 16, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. McDavid assisted on three Oilers goals in the team’s 7-4 win over the Boston Bruins.
Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals, Thomas Vanek had a career-high four assists and the Florida Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-2 on Tuesday night to stop a five-game losing streak. Aleksander Barkov had a goal and an assist for Florida, which won for only the second time in 10 games. Keith Yandle, Jussi Jokinen, […]
The injury-ravaged Tampa Bay Lightning host a key late-season matchup against the in-state rival Florida Panthers with playoff chase ramifications. The two teams enter Saturday’s meeting looking to gain ground in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Lightning, who are riding a 9-2-3 stretch that has pulled them back […]
There are six NHL teams with 40 or more wins and — in a stretch of seven games that began Tuesday — the Florida Panthers will play five games against those powers. The Panthers started this difficult run on Tuesday night, losing 5-2 to the visiting New York Rangers. The Minnesota Wild (42-17-6), another member […]