Florida Panthers Wiretap

Connor McDavid Passes 100 Career Points

Jan 19, 2017 2:18 AM

Connor McDavid scored the winning goal in overtime as the Oilers won their fourth game in a row, 4-3 over the Panthers on Wednesday night.

McDavid, who also had two assists in the game, got a breakaway late in overtime and got the puck away with 2.6 seconds left. Florida's James Reimer made the glove save, but the puck was ruled to be across the line via video review.

Edmonton started the scoring six minutes in off a steal as McDavid fed Kassian on a 2-on-1, and he beat Reimer. It was McDavid's 100th career point, coming in his 92nd NHL game.


Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Islanders Reportedly To Talk With Gerard Gallant

Jan 18, 2017 1:58 AM

Jack Capuano is out as head coach of the last-place Islanders, with the team announcing the move Tuesday amid its 17-17-8 start to the season.

Assistant GM Doug Weight will take over as coach on an interim basis. According to an NHL source, the Islanders have received permission from Florida to talk to former Panthers coach Gerard Gallant.


Tags: New York Islanders, Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor

Roberto Luongo Records 448th NHL Career Win

Jan 10, 2017 1:57 AM

Roberto Luongo didn't get too excited after his latest shutout and historic victory. He is more concerned with getting the Florida Panthers back in the Stanley Cup playoff race.

Luongo made 28 saves for his 448th career win to pass Terry Sawchuk for fifth place in NHL history, leading the Panthers to a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.


Tags: Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

NHL Names Jagr, Carter, Talbot 'Three Stars'

Dec 27, 2016 12:48 AM

Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr, Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Dec. 25.


Tags: Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Jagr Passes Messier For No. 2 On NHL Points List

Dec 23, 2016 12:54 AM

Jaromir Jagr broke a tie with Mark Messier for No. 2 on the NHL career points list. Afterward, he was upset about the two standings points the Panthers let slip away with a 3-1 loss to the Bruins.

"You want to win the hockey game," Jagr said. "The best thing is to put this behind us, and the whole team can now be concerned about winning. ... I've learned that hockey is a team game. Only team victories count. I wish it had happened in the first period, or it was a goal to give us the lead."


Tags: Florida Panthers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

New Panthers Coach Tom Rowe Meets With Captain, Players

Nov 30, 2016 3:10 AM

New Florida coach Tom Rowe met with captain Derek MacKenzie and the rest of the Panthers' leadership on Monday. He talked to the whole team on Tuesday.

Rowe knows Gerard Gallant is well-liked in Florida's locker room, and Rowe wanted to be as transparent as possible on why the coach was let go just 22 games into the season.

"I came in and I told them, I said 'Listen, we're not going to change a whole lot. We need to tweak a few things,'" Rowe said.

"But if I came in here and wasn't sensitive to that, it just wouldn't work. I love our room. I love our leadership group, and we've got the right guys to help us get going."


Tags: Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor

Panthers Fire Coach Gerard Gallant

Nov 28, 2016 1:17 AM

Gerard Gallant was a Coach of the Year finalist last season after guiding the Florida Panthers to a division title and the best regular season record in franchise history.

He made it through just 22 games this season, but then the Panthers decided a change was needed.

The team fired Gallant on Sunday night, a source confirmed to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. The move was made after the Panthers' 3-2 loss at Carolina, which dropped Florida to 11-10-1 this season, good for only 10th in the Eastern Conference.


Tags: Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor

Ducks Trade Sgarbossa To Panthers For Shaw

Nov 16, 2016 10:21 PM

The Ducks have acquired forward Logan Shaw from the Panthers in a trade for forward Michael Sgarbossa.

The clubs announced the deal on Wednesday.

Sgarbossa had two assists in nine games with the Ducks after starting the season in the AHL. He has three points in 29 career NHL games with Anaheim and Colorado.

Shaw has five goals and two assists in 53 games with the Panthers. 


Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Rangers Trade McIlrath To Panthers For Kampfer, Draft Pick

Nov 9, 2016 1:21 AM

The New York Rangers acquired defenseman Steven Kampfer and a conditional draft pick from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Dylan McIlrath, the teams announced Tuesday.


Tags: New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Jaromir Jagr Listed Day-To-Day With Groin Injury

Nov 6, 2016 1:18 AM

Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr is considered day-to-day after exiting Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Capitals with a groin injury.

Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant said Jagr felt a cramp in his groin during the first period and was too sore to return.


Tags: Florida Panthers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jaromir Jagr Joins 750-Goal Club
Jaromir Jagr trials only Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe in NHL career goals.


Dan Boyle Retires After 17-Year NHL Career
Dan Boyle retired from the NHL on Wednesday at SAP Center in San Jose, where he played six seasons with the Sharks.


Rangers, Brandon Pirri Agree To One-Year, $1.1M Deal
Brandon Pirri played for both the Panthers and Ducks last season, recoding 14 goals and 15 assists in 61 games.


Panthers Trade Dave Bolland, Lawson Crouse To Coyotes For Draft Picks
Dave Bolland has three years remaining on a deal that pays him $5.5M per season.


Stars Sign Jiri Hudler To One-Year, $2M Deal
Free agent Jiri Hudler had 16 goals last season with the Flames and Panthers.


Sabres Trade Pysyk, Draft Pick To Panthers For Kulikov
Dmitry Kuilkov has scored 28 goals and 138 points in 460 career NHL games.


Avs Acquire Grimaldi From Panthers For Berra
Rocco Grimaldi scored three goals in 20 games for the Panthers last season.

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Devils Acquire Marc Savard From Panthers
Marc Savard has not played since the 2010-11 NHL season because of concussion-related issues.


Panthers Trade Gudbranson To Canucks For McCann
Erik Gudbranson scored eleven goals and had 32 assists in 309 games with the Panthers.


Panthers Shake Up Front Office
The Panthers have moved Dale Tallon to president of hockey operations and Tom Rowe to GM.


Jaromir Jagr Re-Signs With Panthers
Jaromir Jagr scored 27-goals for the Panthers this past season.


GM Tallon: Panthers Don't Expect Willie Mitchell Back
Willie Mitchell missed the final 42 games of this season over concern what another brain injury would mean to his health.


Panthers Clinch Atlantic Division Title
The Panthers won their fourth straight game on Tuesday night, beating the Canadiens by the score of 4-1.


Panthers Add Hudler, Purcell In Separate Trades
The Panthers sent draft picks to the Flames and Oilers in separate trades on Saturday.


Sidney Crosby Records 900 In Pens Win
Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists to lift the Penguins to a 3-2 overtime win over the Panthers on Saturday night.


Panthers Sign Aleksander Barkov To New Deal
Aleksander Barkov has scored 12 goals in 38 games for the Panthers this season.


Coach Gerard Gallant Agrees To New Deal With Panthers
Gerard Gallant has led the Panthers to second place in the Atlantic Division with a 21-12-4 record this season.


Panthers Sign GM Dale Tallon To Extension
The first-place Panthers have rewarded GM Dale Tallon with a multiyear extension.


Jaromir Jagr Bringing Back Trademark Mullet
Jaromir Jagr was the fifth overall pick in the 1990 NHL Draft by the Penguins.

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Leafs Acquire Zach Hyman From Panthers For Greg McKegg
Zach Hyman led the Big Ten in scoring last season with 54 points (22 goals, 32 assists).