Panther Parkway Post-Game: Panthers vs. Leafs

Stars of the game

1st: Nick Bjugstad (2G-1A-3P)

2nd: Brad Boyes (1G-1A-2P)

3rd: Sean Bergenheim (0G-2A-2P)

Goals (Panthers 4, Leafs 2)

FLA: Brandon Pirri (13) Assists: Quinton Howden, Brian Campbell

TOR: Tyler Bozak (19) Assists: Jake Gardiner, James van Riemsdyk

FLA: Brad Boyes (21) Assists: Nick Bjugstad, Sean Bergenheim

FLA: Nick Bjugstad (15) Assists: Sean Bergenheim, Brad Boyes

FLA: Nick Bjugstad (16) (Short-Handed) Assists: Tomas Fleischmann, Colby Robak

TOR: Paul Ranger (6) Assists: Tyler Bozak, Jake Gardiner

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Panther Parkway Post-Game: Panthers vs. Stars

Stars of the game

1st: Sean Bergenheim (1G-0A-1P- GW Goal)

2nd: Brandon Pirri (1G-1A-2P)

3rd: Tyler Seguin (1G-1A-2P)

Goals (Panthers 3, Stars 2)

DAL: Jamie Benn (33)  Assists: Tyler Seguin, Trevor Daley

DAL: Tyler Seguin  (36) (Power Play) Assists: Alex Goligoski, Trevor Daley

FLA: Scottie Upshall (15) Assists: Erik Gudbranson, Brandon Pirri

FLA: Brandon Pirri (12) Assists: Jimmy Hayes, Bobby Butler

FLA: Sean Bergenheim (16) Assists: Colby Robak, Scott Gomez

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Panther Parkway Post-Game: Panthers vs. Canadiens

Stars of the game

1st: Max Pacioretty (2G-1A-3P)

2nd: Thomas Vanek (1G-1A-2P)

3rd: Carey Price (36-37 saves – .973 sv%)

Goals (Canadiens 4, Panthers 1)

MTL: Thomas Vanek (27) Assists: P.K. Subban

MTL: Max Pacioretty (34) Assists: Alexei Emelin, Daniel Briere

MTL: Max Pacioretty (35) Assists: David Desharnais, Thomas Vanek

FLA: Brad Boyes (19) Assists: Sean Bergenheim, Brian Campbell

MTL: David Desharnais (15) (Empty Net) Assists: Max Pacioretty, Mike Weaver

Highlight

Brad Boyes scored his team-leading 19th goal of the season in the 2nd period.

Quote of the game

“They capitalized on their chances. We gotta clean those areas up and stop shooting ourselves.”

-Brad Boyes on Montreal’s offense

Tweet of the game

It’s a tough time for Leafs fans. Welcome aboard.

Video of the game

Next Up

The Florida Panthers take on the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center, on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

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Panther Parkway Post-Game: Panthers vs. Bruins

Stars of the game

1st: Patrice Bergeron (1G-2A-3P)

2nd: Jimmy Hayes (2G-0A-2P)

3rd: Carl Soderberg (0G-1A-1P)

Goals (Bruins 5, Panthers 2 )

FLA: Jimmy Hayes (6) Assists: Nick Bjugstad, Sean Bergenheim

BOS: Andrej Meszaros (6) (Powerplay)  Assists: Reilly Smith, Patrice Bergeron

BOS: Torey Krug (13) Assists: Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron

BOS: Patrice Bergeron (18) (Powerplay)  Assists: Loui Eriksson, Carl Soderberg 

FLA: Jimmy Hayes (7) Assists: Jonathan Huberdeau

BOS: Jarome Iginla (20) Assists: Milian Lucuc, Zdeno Chara

BOS: Chris Kelly (6) (Empty Net) Assists: Unassisted

Highlight

Quote of the game

“I guess they call them greasy goals or dirty goals. I just call them goals because in the NHL right now you gotta be around the crease if you’re going to start scoring.”

-Peter Horachek on Jimmy Hayes two-goal night

Tweet of the game

Next Up

The Florida Panthers take on the Phoenix Coyotes at the BB&T Center, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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Brad Boyes Signs Two-Year Contract Extension with Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers made a lot of noise yesterday when they announced they had re-acquired G Roberto Luongo from the Vancouver Canucks, as well as trading veteran defenseman Mike Weaver to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 5th round pick in 2015.

Dale Tallon has shown no signs of slowing down as the Panthers announced Wednesday afternoon that they have officially re-signed right-winger Brad Boyes to a two-year contract worth $2.625 million per season.

Boyes, 31, has appeared in all 60 games for the Panthers this season, recording a team leading 17 goals, as well as 28 points. Since signing a one-year deal with the Panthers last summer, the Canadian native has spent most of his time on the 1st line, playing alongside Sean Bergenheim and Aleksander Barkov.

Prior to the re-signing, there was a lot of buzz that Boyes, a pending UFA, could possibly be moved before the 3pm deadline. Luckily for the Panthers, Tallon and Boyes had a different agenda.

“I would like to stay,” Boyes told George Richards of the Miami Herald prior to new contract. “There have been talks back and forth. We’ll see what happens.”

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Panther Parkway Post-Game: Panthers vs. Blue Jackets

Stars of the game

1st: David Savard (1G-1A-2P)

2nd:Artem Anisimov (1G-0A-1P)

3rd: RJ Umberger (1G-0A-1P)

Goals (Blue Jackets 6, Panthers 3)

CBJ: RJ Umberger (16) (Powerplay) Assists: James Wisniewski, Jack Johnson

CBJ: Cam Atkinson (18) (Powerplay) Assists: David Savard, Jack Johnson

FLA: Shawn Matthias (6) Assists: Unassisted

FLA: Nick Bjugstad (14) Assists: Shawn Matthias

CBJ: David Savard (4) (Powerplay) Assists: Nathan Horton, Ryan Johansen

FLA: Sean Bergenheim (14) Assists: Tom Gilbert, Nick Bjugstad

CBJ: Artem Anisimov (15) (Short-handed) Assists: Unassisted

CBJ: Nick Foligno (16) (Empty Net) Assists: Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Murray

CBJ: Matt Calvert (7) (Empty Net) Assists: Mark Letestu, Jack Johnson

Highlight

Believe it or not, Nick Bjugstad recorded his first multi-point game in the NHL with a goal and an assist!

Tweet of the game

Next Up

The Florida Panthers take on the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

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REPORT: Bergenheim Will Not Be Named to Olympic Roster as Replacement for Koivu or Filppula, Declined Offer

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After being held off of the Olympic roster when it was released back in early January, it was announced that Sean Bergenheim, left-winger for the Florida Panthers, will not be named as either Valterri Filppula’s, or Mikko Koivu’s replacement for Team Finland, but rather two players from the KHL.

New reports show that Bergenheim declined replacement offer from Team Finland so he could focus on getting healthy, and making a full recovery from his previous injuries.

Filppula, center for the Tampa Bay Lightning, left last night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a broken ankle. The Bolts announced that Filppula would miss at least 3 weeks. Along with Filppula, Mikko Koivu, captain of the Minnesota Wild, will also miss the Olympic games after undergoing surgery on January 6th for a broken ankle, as well.

There was a lot of skepticism as to why head coach Erkka Westerlund and General Manager Jarri Kurri of Team Finland, left Bergenheim off the roster in the first place. With 19 points (13g-6a-19p) in 42 games, Bergenheim would have been the wise choice in helping give Finland a little extra scoring help that they will so desperately need as they face Olympic favorites, Team Canada on February 16th.

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Florida Panthers Getting Their Bang For Their Buck

The money situation seemingly has changed for the Florida Panthers as new Owner Vincent Viola has given General Manager Dale Tallon the go ahead to spend to the cap in the upcoming offseason. This is not the norm for the Panthers who have had a history of pinching pennies when it came to bringing players in. Just hit the rewind button for a second and go back to last summer when the Panthers entered free agency with a very tight budget. The Panthers were unable to compete with the wallet of the Detroit Red Wings and lost Stephen Weiss, a fan favorite and the Panthers’ longest tenured player to the motor city, and just like that the Panthers were without their first line center.

Strapped for cash, the Panthers did not jump into the deep end of the free agent pool to pad their roster, but rather dipped their toes in to test the water. Florida signed a mixed bag of veterans from all ends of the hockey world. The Panthers signed depth winger, Joey Crabb (two-year, one-way, $600,000),  fringe defenseman, Matt Gilroy (one-year, two-way, $700,000), journeyman defenseman, Mike Mottau (one-year, two-way, $700,000), former two-time All-Star, Scott Gomez (one-year, one-Way, $900,000) and former Ottawa Senators forward, Jesse Winchester (one-year, two-way, $600,000). The Panthers made more of a ripple in the free agent pool than a splash, really.

Tallon was adamant that he would wait for players to lower their price tags before making any further moves. As training camp inched closer, the question marks in the Florida’s lineup remained. The Panthers were still in need of defensemen, forwards and dependable goaltending. With an impending ownership change, Tallon invited New York Islanders castoff, Brad Boyes, former Minnesota Wild buyout, Tom Gilbert and ex-Tampa Bay Lightning blue liner, Brett Clark to the team’s training camp for pro tryouts. The final and most interesting of all the pro tryouts would be the goaltending tryouts. The Panthers extended an invitation to the former Philadelphia Flyers netminder and media darling, Ilya Bryzgalov, who did not report. The other invitation went to the 2010-11 Stanley Cup champion and MVP, Tim Thomas.

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Breaking Down The Killer B’s 16-Shot Night in Carolina

One of the biggest surprises of the Florida Panthers’ 2013-14 thus far has been the emergence and success of their top scoring line of Sean Bergenheim, Aleksander Barkov, and Brad Boyes –  affectionately dubbed the “Killer B’s”.

However, during the Panthers’ 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night, a chink in the team’s amor may have been found.

Throughout the course of the game, the Panthers’ top-line managed to accumulate a whopping 16 shots on goal, including a career-high six from rookie Aleksander Barkov alone.

While at first glance this may lead you to believe that the Killer B’s were in firm control for the majority of the game, a closer look at their night proves that having only one quality scoring line could prove to be one of the Panthers’ biggest problems as the season progresses.

Killer B's

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Aleksander Barkov and Sean Bergenheim Set to Star in Finnish Documentary

Throughout the month of December, Sean Bergenheim and Sasha Barkov of the Florida Panthers agreed to open up their homes and their lives so camera-men from the brand-new Finnish documentary titled, “Family is a Team Sport”, could record their daily lives on and off the ice.

The 5-part documentary, which began yesterday, follows the daily lives of 5 different hockey families throughout Finland, and luckily for our viewing pleasures, Barkov and Bergenheim take center stage. The stories will follow Bergenheim, his wife Vilma, and their 2-year-old son Tyson, along with Barkov and his mother Olga who also made the move to Florida.

Bergenheim’s episode will air January 20th, and they will conclude the 5-part documentary with Barkov’s episode on January 22th.

You can find the trailer for the documentary below, as well as the link for all the episodes:

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