Brittain, Schemitsch advance in ECHL playoffs Happy Hump Day, Florida Panthers fans! Let’s get to the organizational stuff first this morning. Congratulations to prospects Sam Brittain and Thomas Schemitsch, who are moving on to the second round of the ECHL playoffs. Brittain made 26 saves and Schemitsch had two assists in the Manchester Monarchs 6-5 overtime win over the Adirondack...
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When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
The NHL expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights have reportedly found their coach. According to reliable TSN reporter Darren Dreger, Gerard Gallant will be the first head coach of the Golden Knights. Gallant wasn’t out of work long.After two full seasons with the Florida Panthers, the 53-year-old was fired just 21 games into the season after the Panthers won just 11 of their first 21...
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Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading after fouling out in last night's championship. Happy birthday today to Ben Gordon, Roberto Luongo and Jack Del Rio. On this date in 1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last game in the NBA. Daily brain workoutName every...
Jaromir Jagr is immortal, eternal, and amazing. He’s 45-years old and still trucking along for the Florida Panthers, and, despite his advanced age, has shown no signs of slowing down. He’s now the NHL’s second all time leading scorer, its leading scorer beyond age 40, third in goals, and continuing his amazing play for a Panthers team that has had an entirely miserable season...
Just a couple of days before the Florida Panthers were eliminated from playoff contention, head coach Tom Rowe called out the team’s core players for underperforming after they lost to the Buffalo Sabres. Rowe told the Florida Sun Sentinel on Tuesday, “Just because guys… have contracts, doesn’t mean they can’t be traded either.” With that comment, Rowe put the blame on...
The Florida Panthers’ season is over. They have not been officially eliminated yet but they are now eight points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs who hold the final wild card spot with only ten games left in the season. On top of that the Panthers have lost 12 of their last 15 games and removed themselves from the playoff chase. Now the team has to look towards next season. The biggest...
The Florida Panthers are not out of the playoff race just yet but they have not been doing themselves any favors with their recent play. They have lost three in a row and are only 4-5-1 in their last ten games. Despite a hot streak only a few weeks ago that saw them win eight of nine games, the Panthers have fallen flat once again. During the trade deadline the Panthers were pretty...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The plan for the Florida Panthers over the last few weeks was about as basic as possible. Hang around the periphery of the playoff race until injured stars Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov healed, then try to make a run. Huberdeau is back. Barkov is back. Voila! The Panthers are back in the postseason mix. Winners in eight of their last nine games -...
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Roberto Luongo has had a rough go of things in net for the Florida Panthers as of late. Head coach Tom Rowe believes his struggles have amounted to one thing: Being unlucky. Luongo has allowed 32 goals in his last nine games, including 11 in his last three. On Wednesday night in San Jose, Luongo gave up five goals on 34 shots in a 6-5 OT win. Rowe didn’t criticize Luongo for his...
If you’re wondering whether or not Jaromir Jagr still has what it takes to hold his own in the NHL, watch the goal he scored on John Gibson on Friday night. After scooping up a loose puck the Ducks gifted to the veteran in their own zone, Jagr found himself standing all alone in front of Gibson’s crease. He then pulled out a series of nasty dekes to pull Gibson out of his skates...
On Wednesday, Jaromir Jagr became the second player in NHL history to reach 1,900 career points, and did so on his 45th (!) birthday: And on Friday night during the Panthers-Ducks game in Anaheim, Jagr made a play that would be an incredible play for any hockey player, but especially a dude that is 45 years old. Watch Jagr striaght-up take the puck away from Anaheim’s Josh Manson...
The 2017-18 NHL season will begin with the addition of its first expansion team since 2000. The Las Vegas Golden Knights are joining the league as the first major professional sports team of the four major leagues to play in Sin City.Generally, one doesn’t go to Vegas to watch sports in person unless you are a fan of the teams that play for UNLV or want to attend the occasional...
The Dallas Stars haven’t had a very good season. On Thursday, things got a bit worse.Jiri Hudler accidentally scored on his own net after attempting a drop-pass during a delayed penalty. It’s a hockey player’s nightmare. Woof. How often do you see that?When things don’t go well in the NHL, sometimes they really, really don’t go well. There’s no telling what will happen...
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