February 8, 2006 |
Jon Sim, acquired from the Flyers last month, had three goals and an assist and Roberto Luongo made 44 saves for his fourth shutout of the season in the Florida Panthers' 5-0 victory at Washington last night. Juraj Kolnik and Joe Nieuwendyk also scored and Chris Gratton had three assists for the Panthers, 5-0 against Washington this season. Sim has scored goals in three consecutive games. In other games: At East Rutherford, N.J., Jamie Langenbrunner scored two goals and Scott Gomez had a goal and three assists as the Devils beat Tampa Bay, 7-4. At Toronto, Alex Ponikarovsky, Darcy Tucker, Kyle Wellwood and Bryan McCabe scored goals and the Maple Leafs beat Atlanta, 4-1. At Montreal, Maxim Afinogenov scored his second power-play goal of the game on a five-on-three advantage 30 seconds into overtime to give Buffalo its sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Canadiens.
March 23, 2006 |
The Florida Panthers are starting to believe that they can make the playoffs. Jon Sim, Jozef Stumpel and Joe Nieuwendyk scored goals and Roberto Luongo made 28 saves last night, leading Florida to its first four-game winning streak of the season with a 3-2 victory over visiting Washington. The Panthers trail Atlanta by five points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. "Each game we win we get closer and closer," Stumpel said. "We still have hope and we will keep pushing.
November 12, 2005 |
Martin Gerber has no problem shutting down the Florida Panthers. Gerber stopped 26 shots last night and Eric Staal scored the game's only goal in the visiting Carolina Hurricanes' 1-0 victory over the Florida Panthers. It was Carolina's franchise-record ninth straight win. Florida visits the Flyers tonight. Gerber posted his second shutout of the season - both over Florida - and had to be perfect to outduel Roberto Luongo, his Panthers counterpart. "We have a really good feeling right now," Gerber said.
October 6, 2003 |
Steve Shields was traded yesterday by the Boston Bruins to the Florida Panthers, who needed to strengthen their goaltending. The Bruins received future considerations in the deal that came 3 days before the season opens. Shields will replace backup goalie Jani Hurme, who was lost in Friday's NHL waiver draft. Roberto Luongo is Florida's starting goalie. Shields had a 12-13-9 record and 2.75 goals against average in 36 games last season. In other NHL news: Denis Hamel was traded to the Ottawa Senators by the Washington Capitals in exchange for future considerations.
January 2, 2003 |
The Florida Panthers could make a major playoff push if they played as well at home as they do on the road. The visiting Panthers' 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils yesterday ended a five-game winless streak (0-1-1-3) and extended their team record to 13 straight road games in which they gained at least one point (5-0-4-4). They last lost in regulation on the road Oct. 24. "Obviously, we'd like to be better at home," said Branislav Mezei, who scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period.
October 9, 2005 |
PITTSBURGH - Fans came to see Sidney Crosby's first NHL goal, and they saw it. The bonus was Mario Lemieux's first two-goal game in 2 1/2 seasons. The downside: Somehow, the Pittsburgh Penguins lost. Glen Murray's second goal, a one-timer just as a Penguins penalty was expiring 1 minute, 23 seconds into overtime, completed a rally from a two-goal deficit as the Boston Bruins defeated the Pens, 7-6, last night. The Bruins, putting 41 shots on backup goalie Sebastien Caron, won for the first time in three games and dropped Pittsburgh to 0-3. Crosby, 18, living up to expectations only three games into his pro career, collected two assists in addition to his goal.
December 23, 2003 |
Ray Whitney's tiebreaking goal with 5 minutes, 15 seconds remaining lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over St. Louis last night, snapping the Blues' nine-game unbeaten streak (7-0-2). Pavel Datsyuk scored the other Detroit goal and assisted on Whitney's winner. Curtis Joseph, a former Blues goalie, made 24 saves, including several during a flurry in the final minute. Dallas Drake scored for the Blues, and Chris Osgood, a former Red Wings goalie, made 22 saves. Detroit is 11-2-0-1 in its last 14 games.
March 17, 2003 |
One day after Olli Jokinen criticized his Florida teammates for a lackluster effort against Boston, they responded. Niklas Hagman had his first two-goal game in more than a year, and Jokinen had a goal and two assists as the Panthers beat host Pittsburgh yesterday, 4-2. After a 4-1 loss at the Bruins on Saturday, Jokinen said: "We've got five or six guys showing up a game. When you put on the jersey, you've got to play hard. " The Panthers got the message. "They talked about it and said they hadn't been playing as well as they wanted to and didn't compete as hard as they wanted to in Boston," coach Mike Keenan said.
December 30, 2000 |
The Florida Panthers made a coaching change and, for a change, came away with a home victory. Marcus Nilson, Ray Whitney and Pavel Bure scored and Roberto Luongo made 24 saves as Florida beat Boston last night, 3-0, in Duane Sutter's debut as the Panthers' coach. Sutter, from a family of six brothers who played in the NHL, replaced former Flyers coach Terry Murray on Thursday. Murray and his brother, general manager Bryan, were fired with Florida 6-18-7. "I'm pleased with the players' effort more than anything," Sutter said.
January 10, 2013 |
SINCE LONG BEFORE the NHL lockout began, Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo has been on his way out of Vancouver. He was largely beaten out for Vancouver's starting job by up-and-comer Cory Schneider, solidified in the Canucks' first-round loss to Los Angeles last spring. First, it was supposed to be Luongo to the Florida Panthers, where he once played and now spends the majority of his time in the offseason. It made sense. The Panthers, coming off their first Southeast Division title in team history, need an upgrade for Jose Theodore and Scott Clemmensen.