Have the Panthers Done Enough to Stay at the Top of the NHL?

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports The Florida Panthers won the 2021-22 President’s Trophy by a wide margin and set the new standard for offensive dominance in the modern NHL by becoming the first team in over two decades to surpass four goals per game. Three months and a hugely disappointing playoff performance later, the Panthers look … Read more

Huberdeau talks new Panthers coach Maurice, career season with NHL.com

In NHL.com’s Q&A feature, titled “Sitting Down with…,” we speak to key players from the game and get a glimpse into their lives on and off the ice. In this special edition of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, we feature the Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeauwho finished second in the NHL with 115 points and led … Read more

‘I’m excited to get to work’: Pete DeBoer begins new chapter in Dallas

Dallas– A new era in Stars hockey was officially ushered in Wednesday afternoon when Pete DeBoer met with members of the media at the American Airlines Center. The 25th head coach in franchise history and 10th in Dallas Stars history sat alongside General Manager Jim Nill and spent approximately 40 minutes speaking on topics ranging … Read more

Stars name Pete DeBoer as head coach

FRISCO, Texas– Dallas Stars CEO Jim Nile today announced the discontinuation of Peter DeBoer as the team’s head coach. DeBoer becomes the 25th head coach in franchise history and the 10th in Dallas Stars history. “Pete brings a wealth of experience to our dressing room and we’re thrilled to name him our next head coach,” … Read more

Cat-astrophe: Florida Must Learn From Lightning Loss

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports The Cardiac Cats had their hearts ripped out—and to make matters worse, archrival Tampa Bay Lightning did too. The Florida Panthers entered the Stanley Cup Playoffs as Presidents’ Trophy winners and were a serious contender for winning the franchise’s first-ever championship. But the postseason proved a different beast and after … Read more

Top-seeded Florida Panthers’ season ends after sweep by Tampa Bay Lightning

The Florida Panthers were swept out of the NHL postseason when they hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game 4 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Monday. Florida was the NHL’s highest-ranked team to make the playoffs after winning the franchise’s first Presidents’ Trophy title with a 122-point campaign. The Panthers are … Read more

Five Players Who Need to Step It Up in Round Two of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The first round of the playoffs is over, bringing about a series of celebratory matchups that are sure to set the hockey world on fire for weeks to come. We’ve got the Battle of Alberta, the champions back-to-back against the President’s Trophy winners, the young and high-flying Rangers against the battle-hardened … Read more

Playoff Rentals: How the Top NHL Trade Deadline Acquisitions Are Performing

Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports Each March, NHL front offices scramble to optimize their teams before the league closes. Teams not in the playoffs are looking to shed expiring contracts in exchange for long-term assets, while teams still in search of the playoffs have their eyes on the immediate future as they seek stars and role-players … Read more

Panthers sweep at hands of Lightning ‘tough pill to swallow’

“I think we’re closer than ever,” said Panthers coach Andrew Brunette. “But we got carried away and there is another level we have yet to climb. We’re still climbing and I thought, I hope – I hope not, but I think – we’re ready for the next step and unfortunately we fell short.” The Panthers … Read more

Lightning defeat Panthers in Game 3, on verge of second-round sweep

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Lightning moved within a game of the Florida Panthers in the second round of the Eastern Conference with a 5-1 win in Game 3 at the Amalie Arena on Sunday. Tampa Bay leads best-of-7 series 3-0. Game 4 is here Monday. Teams leading 3-0 in a best-of-7 Stanley Cup playoff … Read more