The Florida Panthers watched Jonathan Marchessault become their second player to record a hat trick as he scored three goals in a rout of the visiting Chicago Blackhawks at BB&T Center in Sunrise on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Florida Panthers GM and interim head coach Tom Rowe says he wishes he followed his gut feeling to keep All-Star defenseman Aaron Ekblad out of the lineup Tuesday following Ekblad’s concussion which cost him four games. Ekblad has been out since with what the team says is a sore neck.
The Florida Panthers tried copying the Chicago Blackhawks’ model to mixed success; while the Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup three times since 2010 and are in contention for a fourth, the Panthers are likely to miss the playoffs once again this season.
Jakub Chychrun’s parents will be in their season ticketed seats Thursday as the Boca Raton native plays his first NHL game on ‘home’ ice as his Arizona Coyotes face the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center in Sunrise.
Sasha Barkov’s goal in a shootout Friday night lifted the Panthers to a thrilling 4-3 win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Barkov’s seventh shootout tally in 10 tries was the only score in the shootout, and it moved the Panthers within five points of a playoff spot with 12 games to play.