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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
34-12-14 82
38-16-4 80
33-16-8 74
32-20-6 70
32-23-5 69
27-27-4 58
25-28-3 53
22-28-8 52

Top Panthers News

  • Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk: Poised to return Tuesday

    Tkachuk (undisclosed) is expected back in the lineup versus Buffalo on Tuesday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Tkachuk is set to return to action after missing just one game due to his undisclosed injury. The 26-year-old winger was rolling offensively before getting hurt, racking up four goals and 10 helpers, including six power-play points, in his last seven outings. In addition to resuming his top-six role, Tkachuk figures to link back up with the No. 1 power-play unit.

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  • Panthers' Kevin Stenlund: Back at practice

    Stenlund (illness) participated in practice Monday, David Dwork of The Hockey News reports.

    Stenlund will probably return to a bottom-six role against Buffalo on Tuesday after sitting out Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over Washington. If that ends up being the case, Steven Lorentz is likely to be a healthy scratch. Stenlund has nine goals, 13 points, 46 PIM and 57 hits across 57 appearances this season.

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  • Panthers' Steven Lorentz: Gets back into lineup

    Lorentz notched three hits and logged 6:11 of ice time in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over Washington.

    After being a healthy scratch for 11 straight games, Lorentz got a chance to play Saturday because Matthew Tkachuk (undisclosed) and Kevin Stenlund (illness) were unavailable. The 27-year-old Lorentz has contributed one goal, two assists, 22 shots on net and 44 hits across 29 appearances this campaign.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Nets winner in OT

    Forsling netted the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday in a 3-2 victory over Washington.

    Forsling, who shook off an undisclosed injury from Thursday, scored on a slap shot from the right face-off circle off a pass from Sam Bennett, who started the play by stealing the puck in the Florida zone. Forsling has six points, including two goals, and seven shots over his last six contests. He's the Panthers' top scorer from the blue line, providing 28 points (nine goals, 19 assists) in 57 outings. The defenseman also possesses an NHL-best plus-40 rating. Forsling appears poised to hit the 40-point mark for the second straight year.

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  • Panthers' Anthony Stolarz: Shutout streak ends

    Stolarz made 22 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over Washington on Saturday.

    The Capitals didn't score on Stolarz until late in the second period, which ended his shutout streak at 115:54. That dates back to the third period of a 2-1 loss to the Flyers on Feb. 6. Sergei Bobrovsky is still firmly entrenched as Florida's No. 1 netminder, but Stolarz should be deployed in fantasy leagues when the matchup is favorable.

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  • Panthers' Kevin Stenlund: Won't play Saturday

    Stenlund (illness) won't play Saturday against Washington, per Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site.

    With Stenlund and Matthew Tkachuk (undisclosed) unavailable to play, William Lockwood and Steven Lorentz will suit up versus the Capitals. The 27-year-old Stenlund has nine goals, 13 points, 60 shots on net and 57 hits in 57 outings this campaign.

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  • Panthers' Kevin Stenlund: Game-time decision Saturday

    Per Katie Engleson of Bally Sports Florida, Stenlund (illness) didn't participate in morning practice and will be a game-time decision versus Washington on Saturday, according to coach Paul Maurice.

    Stenlund has earned new personal bests this season with nine goals and 13 points through 57 games. If Stenlund sits out Saturday's contest, Steven Lorentz will probably play on the fourth line.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Good to go Saturday

    Forsling (undisclosed) will be available to play versus Washington on Saturday, according to Steve Goldstein of Bally Sports Florida.

    Forsling managed to log only 4:52 of ice time versus Carolina on Thursday before he was injured. The defenseman has eight goals and 27 points in 56 games this season. He will pair up on the first unit with Aaron Ekblad in Saturday's contest.

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  • Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk: Not playing Saturday

    Tkachuk (undisclosed) will not play against Washington on Saturday, per Steve Goldstein of Bally Sports Florida.

    While Tkachuk managed to participate in Saturday's morning skate, he was deemed unfit to see game action. The good news is that Tkachuk is likely to return Tuesday versus Buffalo. The 26-year-old saw his six-game point streak come to an end Thursday. He has 20 goals, 45 assists, 200 shots on goal and 93 hits in 57 games this season. Carter Verhaeghe is projected to play in Tkachuk's place alongside Sam Bennett and Nick Cousins in Saturday's contest.

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  • Panthers' Anthony Stolarz: Expected to start Saturday

    Stolarz was the first goaltender off the ice at morning practice, indicating he will get the home start versus Washington on Saturday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Stolarz has played only once in the Panthers' last seven games, but what a start it was, as he turned aside all 45 shots in a 4-0 win in Buffalo on Feb. 15. He is 9-5-2 with a sparkling 1.97 GAA and a .926 save percentage over 17 appearances. The Capitals are averaging only 2.53 goals this season, which ranks 30th in the NHL.

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  • Panthers' Sergei Bobrovsky: Outdueled in Carolina

    Bobrovsky made 28 saves in Thursday's 1-0 loss to the Hurricanes.

    The 35-year-old was locked in a goaltending duel with Pyotr Kochetkov and very nearly got the game to overtime, but Sebastian Aho beat Bobrovsky with just 19 seconds left in the third period. It's Bob's first regulation loss since Jan. 13, and he's allowed two goals or less in eight straight starts, posting a 1.61 GAA and .947 save percentage over that red-hot stretch.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Exits Thursday's game

    Forsling won't complete Thursday's game because of an undisclosed injury.

    Forsling entered the evening with eight goals, 27 points, 37 PIM, 72 hits and 78 blocks in 55 contests. He logged just 4:52 of ice time Thursday and recorded one hit before exiting the game. If Forsling can't play Saturday versus Washington, then Josh Mahura will likely draw back into the lineup.

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  • Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk: Won't finish contest

    Tkachuk sustained an undisclosed injury in Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes and won't finish the contest.

    Tkachuk was hit along the boards in the first period and was allowed to exit the game even after the Panthers iced the puck. The nature of the 26-year-old's injury isn't clear. Tkachuk's six-game, 14-point streak ended Thursday. He'll be considered day-to-day until the Panthers provide another update.

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  • Panthers' Sergei Bobrovsky: Tending twine Thursday

    Bobrovsky will patrol the road crease versus Carolina on Thursday.

    Bobrovsky has not allowed more than two goals in any of his last seven starts, all of which were wins. He is 28-10-2 with a 2.39 GAA and a .915 save percentage -- he has re-established himself as a top-five goaltender in the NHL. Bobrovsky won his only start this season versus Carolina, turning aside 28 shots in a 5-2 win Nov. 10.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Montour: Two points against Sens

    Montour produced a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Senators.

    His tally late in the second period gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead, and Montour then helped set up Anton Lundell for the OT winner. Montour has two goals and five points in the last two games, and he might be finding last season's form again after offseason shoulder surgery delayed his season debut until mid-November and led to a couple sluggish months -- through his first 25 games in 2023-24, the 29-year-old defenseman managed only one goal and seven points.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 3.25 2.38 25.7

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