Panther Parkway Radio: Penguins Preview with PensNation, Panthers’ Struggles, Tanner Glass, & More

Tune into tonight’s show while we discuss what to expect during Friday night’s game against the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins, while also discussing the team’s recent struggles. And Tanner Glass.

Host: Paige Lewis

Guests: Ken Will, Dave Lasseter, Jameson Cooper


  • Penguins 
  • Panthers vs. Penguins
  • Tanner Glass
  • Panthers game against the Flyers
  • Panthers recent struggles
  • Tomas Hertl

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GIF: Thomas Vanek Scores Between the Legs Goal vs. Blue Jackets

Just two days after Tomas Hertl dazzled us all with his impressive between the legs goal against the New York Rangers on Tuesday, Sabres forward Thomas Vanek decided to throw his name into contention for this season’s goal of the year.

The 29-year-old winger tied the game at 1 early in the 1st period of tonight’s game after using a very “Hertle-esq” move to sneak a puck through the five-hole of last year’s Vezina winner, Sergei Bobrovsky.

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Panthers and Lightning Will Compete For “Governor’s Cup” This Season

With the Panthers and Lightning set to kick of their first of four games during the 2013-2014 season tonight, it looks as if the two Sunshine State foes will be battling for more than just wins and losses this year. In an act taken right out of a college football rivalry, the in-state hockey rivals will now be playing for a unique piece of hardware, the “Governor’s Cup”.

From the Lightning’s team site:

The winner of the annual season series between the two Atlantic Division and in-state rivals will be awarded the Governor’s Cup following the final matchup of the season and each team will make a donation to the other team’s youth hockey initiatives. In addition, both teams will provide tickets to local students for Governor’s Cup games and select players will take part in local reading programs throughout the season.

Governor Rick Scott said, “The Sunshine State is a national leader in sports, and the creation of the Governor’s Cup is great news for Florida hockey. This competition is an excellent way to highlight the opportunities that Floridians, and our visitors, have to enjoy all of the wonderful activities that our state has to offer.”

The winner of the Governor’s Cup is determined by the team with the most points during the four Governor’s Cup games (two points for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss, and zero points for a regulation loss). The first tiebreaker is goal difference.

With the introduction of the Governor’s Cup, a rivalry that has been mostly dormant for the past 20 seasons will receive a shot in the arm as both teams strive to make their mark on the NHL scene once again.

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Game Day Preview and Discussion: Lightning vs. Panthers

FLORIDA PANTHERS: 1-2-0 (2 PTS) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: 2-1-0 (4 PTS)


Game Day Song: “I Can Change” - LCD Soundsystem 

In the last leg of a grueling four game road-trip to begin their 2013-2014 campaign, the Florida Panthers will get their first taste of the Sunshine State rivalry this season tonight as they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning before heading home to take on the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday. Not suiting up for the Panthers tonight will be starting goaltender Tim Thomas who suffered a “slight groin pull” in Tuesday’s 2-1 loss against the Philadelphia Flyers. However, fans should still have reason to feel optimistic as youthful goaltender Jacob Markstrom will get the start in net tonight after stopping all 25 shots he faced in relief against the Flyers. Though it is reported that Thomas’ injury most likely won’t keep him out for an extended period of time, Markstrom could still grasp this opportunity and use it to earn more starts down the line as he still looks to prove himself as an everyday NHL goaltender early on in his career.

While you may think that losing their starting goaltender three games into the season would be the Panthers’ biggest cause for concern at this point, that is sadly the least of their worries. Heading into tonight’s game in Tampa, the Panthers have still yet to register a power play goal - going an astounding 0-16 with an extra man this season thus far. Although the Panthers’ power play has proven to be formidable in the past - 6th in the league last season - it is possible that the arrival of so many new faces has disrupted the Panthers’ once potent chemistry on the power play. For example, Tom Gilbert, who joined the team right before the season started, has clocked the 2nd most power play minutes on the team this season. Hopefully for the Panthers’ sake, once the team is given more time gel, the power play will start to click once again.

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