Verhaeghe score twice as Panthers top Red Wings, 4-1
Carter Verhaeghe of the Florida Panthers celebrates his first of two goals against the Detroit Red Wings at the BB&T Center on March 30, 2021 in Sunrise, Florida. SUNRISE, Fla. – Carter Verhaeghe scored two goals to lift the Florida Panthers over the Detroit Red Wings 4-1. Brett Connolly scored his 100th NHL goal and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored a goal for the Panthers, who have won three straight. Filip Zadina scored for the Red Wings. The Red Wings have lost six consecutive road games.
NHL ref's career over, 'make-up' calls in hockey spotlight
Tim Peel's career as an NHL referee is over after his voice was picked up by a TV microphone saying he wanted to call a penalty against the Nashville Predators. The league on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, announced that Peel no longer will be working NHL games now or in the future. Peel will “no longer will be working NHL games now or in the future," the league said. “Watch what happens at the end of games,” said Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour, a former center who played more than 1,600 NHL games. That level of experience made him a “senior-level official” in the terms of the league's collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Officials Association.
Bobrovsky shines as Panthers edge Red Wings 2-1
Sergei Bobrovsky of the Florida Panthers looks on against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period at BB&T Center on February 27, 2020. SUNRISE, Fla. – Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves, and Patric Hornqvist was credited with the eventual winning goal when a shot bounced off his shoulder and into the net as the Florida Panthers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1. Alex Wennberg also scored for the Panthers, the second consecutive game with a goal for the former first round pick. Hornqvist was credited with a power-play goal, his sixth goal of the season, when a shot by Aaron Ekblad deflected off his shoulder and over the head of Thomas Greiss at 8:04 of the second period. Filip Zadina scored for the Red Wings.
Surging Panthers improve to 5-0-1, hold off reeling Red Wings 3-2
Keith Yandle #3 of the Florida Panthers celebrates his first period goal with teammates while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on January 30, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. DETROIT – Patric Hornqvist, Aaron Ekblad and Carter Verhaeghe scored, and the Florida Panthers held off the Detroit Red Wings for a 3-2 win. Anthony Mantha scored with 1:48 remaining to pull the Red Wings within a goal after pulling goalie Thomas Greiss to add an extra skater. Detroit pulled its goaltender again but couldn’t get another shot past Florida goaltender Chris Driedger to extend the game. Dylan Larkin scored to put the Red Wings ahead early in the game.
NHL teams making moves, not waiting for top free agents
The NHL is embarking on a free agent period like never before in hockey history. A handful of the top free agents are still available, but NHL teams aren't waiting for those big fish to sign to make other moves. Koivu signed for $1.5 million for next season, and they need to re-up top center Pierre-Luc Dubois and other restricted free agents. Teams have to move money, and in order to move money, they might have to move some really good players.”Some good free agents found new homes Saturday. The Buffalo Sabres signed center Cody Eakin to a $4.5 million, two-year contract, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.
Lundqvist to Caps, goalie carousel spins in NHL free agency
Lundqvist signed with the Capitals when free agency opened Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)Nets around the NHL will look very different next season after a flurry of musical goaltenders in free agency. "You saw the goalie carousel take place," said San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson, who traded for goalie Devan Dubnyk this week. 1 goalies.”After trading Dubnyk to San Jose, the Minnesota Wild signed former Flames goalie Cam Talbot to an $11 million, three-year deal. After losing series to them in 2009 and 2011, Lundqvist eliminated the Capitals three times: 2012, 2013 and 2015.
Panthers come up short against defensive-minded Islanders 2-1
Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers scores a goal against the New York Islanders on November 09, 2019. NEW YORK - Scott Mayfield scored in the third period, Thomas Greiss stopped 37 shots and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 Saturday for their 11th win in 12 games. Leading 1-0 after 20 minutes, the Islanders pressed to add to their lead in the scoreless second period, with both goalies making some nice stops. The Panthers outshot the Islanders 14-7 in the first period, including an 8-1 margin over the final 6 1/2 minutes. The Panthers lost a one-goal game in regulation for the first time this season, falling to 3-1-5 in such games.