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Panthers Name Bob Boughner New Head Coach

Jun 13, 2017 1:25 AM

Bob Boughner is Florida's new coach, introduced at a news conference Monday afternoon. The former NHL defenseman becomes the 15th coach in the franchise's 24-year history, and its fifth since 2011.

General manager Dale Tallon said Boughner sees the game in a modern way and is the right leader to get the Panthers back toward competing for the Stanley Cup. Tallon said Boughner blew away the team with his interview late last month.

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Report: Panthers Offer Coaching Job To Bob Boughner

Jun 10, 2017 1:39 PM

Bob Boughner never made the Panthers as a player. He's on the brink of joining them as their next coach.

A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that the Panthers have offered Boughner the job, and that some remaining details between the team and the former NHL defenseman should be worked out by Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized.

Boughner spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach in San Jose, working under former Florida coach Peter DeBoer. He has never been a head coach in the NHL.

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Gerard Gallant To Coach Vegas Golden Knights

Apr 13, 2017 2:10 AM

Let go by the Florida Panthers in November, Gerard Gallant is headed for Las Vegas to take over as the first coach of the NHL expansion Golden Knights.

"I interviewed in mid-January and when I got the interview I felt real comfortable coming in here. I interviewed for a day and a half, and it was an unbelievable experience. When I left, this was the job I wanted," Gallant said Thursday at his introductory news conference.

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Panthers Reportedly Won't Retain Tom Rowe As Coach

Apr 5, 2017 1:30 AM

Another head coaching change awaits the Florida Panthers.

The Panthers have decided interim coach Tom Rowe's stint will end when their season does Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Rowe might still stay with the organization, said the person who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because Florida has not revealed any details publicly.

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Leafs' Matthews Scores Franchise Rookie Record 35th Goal

Mar 29, 2017 1:21 AM

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 his 35th goal this season -- the opening goal in the Leafs' 3-2 win over Florida.

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Panthers Coach Regrets Rushing Ekblad Back To Lineup

Mar 27, 2017 2:05 AM

Panthers coach and GM Tom Rowe says he regrets rushing Aaron Ekblad back to the lineup after the defenseman suffered a concussion earlier this month.

Ekblad is now dealing with a sore neck and will not join the Panthers for their four-game road trip that begins Monday in Buffalo.

Although the neck injury is not believed to be related to the concussion, Rowe said he made a mistake in putting Ekblad back in the lineup so quickly.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jagr Passes Messier For No. 2 On NHL Points List
Jaromir Jagr broke a tie with Mark Messier for No. 2 on the career points list on Thursday night.

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New Panthers Coach Tom Rowe Meets With Captain, Players
New Panthers head coach Tom Rowe knows that Gerard Gallant was well-liked in the locker room.

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Panthers Fire Coach Gerard Gallant
Panthers GM Tom Rowe will take over as head coach, according to The Associated Press,

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Ducks Trade Sgarbossa To Panthers For Shaw
Logan Shaw has five goals and two assists in 53 games with the Panthers.

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Rangers Trade McIlrath To Panthers For Kampfer, Draft Pick
Steven Kampfer will add depth to the Rangers' defense.

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Jaromir Jagr Listed Day-To-Day With Groin Injury
Panthers RW Jaromir Jagr left Saturday's game with the Capitals after feeling a cramp in his groin.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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