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John Beatty

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Cats Fall To Sens In First Game Under New Coaches

The Panthers played harder for new coach Peter Horachek, but disorganization and a pathetic power play kept them from winning.

Cats finally secure third victory, down Wild in SO

The Cats win their first this week with a shootout win against the Wild. The Cats are still having trouble scoring, but Tim Thomas kept them in the game and stopped all the shots he faced in the shootout.

LBC's Guide to NHL Waivers

The waiver process changed for the better in the 2012 CBA. Re-entry waivers, which even the teams didn't understand, are gone. LBC explains the new, simplified system.

Barch Returns to Panthers; Gilbert and Boyes Sign

The Florida Panthers have signed training camp tryouts Tom Gilbert and Brad Boyes, and traded Scott Timmins for enforcer and former Cat Krys Barch.

2013 Panthers Depth Chart

The LBC editors' guide to the Panthers players at all levels. See salaries, assignments and depth at each position at a glance.

Panthers Release 2013 Training Camp Roster

The Panthers have released a 32-man roster for training camp, which includes new faces George Parros and Peter Mueller, prospect Jonathan Huberdeau, and invitees Alex Kovalev and Marek Svatos, but not unsigned RFA Dimitry Kulikov.

NHL Lockout Is Over

The NHL and NHLPA reached a tentative deal at 5:00 AM Sunday for a new collective bargaining agreement. The agreement is expected to be ratified by mid-week, with a 48 or 50-game season starting between January 15 and 20.

NHL Cancels November Games

The NHL has announced the cancellation of every game in November, basically conceding an 82-game season. As the deadline to prepare the Winter Classic draws closer, the season itself is in jeopardy.

Three More Panthers Games Cancelled

A trio of Florida contests have fallen victim to the NHL lockout as the league has cancelled another week of of the 2012-13 schedule, including three Panthers games against the Blue Jackets, Jets and Wild.

Panthers Announce Season Ticket Holder "Protection Plan"

Details of the recently announced Florida Panthers Season Ticket Holder "Protection Plan," designed to protect team revenues while the fans wait for the latest NHL lockout to end.

Panthers to get four games on national television this season

The 2012-2013 NHL season national television schedules have been released. Last season, the Panthers had all of one regular season game on national television last year. This year NBC Sports and NHL Network will broadcast a combined four games.

Fun with Numbers: Evaluating the Panthers' Defense

A look at the Florida defense over the 2011-2012 season. The acquisition of Brian Campbell brought a dramatic improvement to what was already a decent defensive core of Mike Weaver, Jason Garrison and Dimitry Kulikov.

Kris Versteeg avoids arbitration, signs four-year deal

The Florida Panthers announced this morning that forward Kris Versteeg has signed a four year deal. Versteeg, a restricted free agent, had been scheduled for an arbitration hearing this afternoon. Versteeg, in his first season with the Panthers, was

Former Panthers Star Pavel Bure Elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

In what many observers thought was an overdue move, the Hockey Hall of Fame's Selection Committee voted to induct former Panthers star forward Pavel Bure to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Bure will be inducted with Joe Sakic, Adam Oates and Mats Sundin.

Rangers vs Devils - ECF Game Four Open Thread

(1) NY Rangers at (6) New Jersey, 8 p.m. (NBC). The Rangers won Game Four on the road to lead the series 2-1. The Devils try to get a second split to take a tie back to New York.

Fun with Numbers: Evaluating the Panthers' Season with Statistics

What can statistics tell us about what put this year's Panthers into the playoffs? The answer may be surprising.

NHL Playoffs: Panthers' game seven is new for the team, but not the players

The Panthers will play in only their second game seven tonight. There is, however, a wealth of playoff experience in the Panthers' dressing room and that includes game seven experience.

Record when team has won Games 1, 3, 6 of series Like Boston: 6-10 (.375) Record when team has won...

Record when team has won Games 1, 3, 6 of series Like Boston: 6-10 (.375) Record when team has won Games 2, 4, 5 of series Like Ottawa: 10-6 (.625) Record when team has won Games 2, 3, 5 of series Like Florida: 10-4 (.714)

James Mirtle, The Globe and Mail Granted this is a very small sample size, but it's nice for the numbers to be on the side of the Panthers for a change.

Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins - Game 67 Preview

The Panthers continue their two game Pennsylvania road trip tonight in Pittsburgh against a hot Penguins team. They're 8-2-0 in their last ten and though they are six points behind their Atlantic Division rival New York Rangers.

Panthers fall apart after two goals, lose 5-0 to Flyers

The Panthers had a good start to tonight's game, but two Flyers goals put the game out of reach for the Panthers, who fell apart in the second period.

Florida Panthers at Philadelphia Flyers - Game 66 Preview

The Panthers hope increase their slight lead in the Southeast Division tonight in Philadelphia as the Flyers look for their fourth straight win. The Flyers are fighting the Penguins for home ice in the 4-5 matchup in the Eastern Conference while the Panthers are trying to hold off the three headed hydra known as the Jets-Capitals-Lightning.

Ottawa Senators at Florida Panthers - Game 65 Preview

Cats seek to break nine-game losing streak vs Sens

Nashville Predators at Florida Panthers - Game 64 Preview

A lot has happened since the Predators and Panthers met in the pre-season. The Panthers turned over most of their roster in the summer, and were starting over with half of a new lineup.

Florida Panthers at Winnipeg Jets - Game 63 Preview

The Panthers make their final visit of the season to Winnipeg tonight to face the Jets. Winnipeg has been good to the Panthers so far this season; they've picked up wins in their two games there.

Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs - Game 62 Preview

The Panthers visit Toronto for the second and final time this season in a battle of two teams that made no changes on trade deadline day. The Panthers, of course, traded some picks and minor league players earlier in the week to pick up forwards Jerrod Smithson and Wojtek Wolski from the Predators and Rangers, respectively

Montreal Canadiens at Florida Panthers - Game 61 Preview

The Panthers complete their back-to-back games against the Eastern Conference's two basement teams this afternoon when the Montreal Canadiens visit Sunrise. Stephen Weiss will be honored before for setting a new franchise record for games played Saturday night in Carolina.

Florida Panthers at Carolina Hurricanes - Game 60 Preview

Tonight the Panthers visit Raleigh and the Carolina Hurricanes. The Panthers lost their Southeast Division lead to the Winnipeg Jets this week, while the Washington Capitals have gained on both.

Minnesota Wild at Florida Panthers - Game 59 Preview

Once again, the Panthers sit first in the Southeast Division by virtue of a tie-breaker, but they are no longer tied with the Washington Capitals. It is the Winnipeg Jets who have passed the Capitals and tied the Panthers in points. The Cats had some help after losing on Sunday.

Standings Watch: The top of the Southeast Division is getting packed

The top three teams in the Southeast Division are now each one point apart from the next team down, with the Lightning not far behind. This tight seeding along with the tightness between seventh and tenth place in the Eastern Conference has made leading the division paramount for Southeast teams.

Anaheim Ducks at Florida Panthers - Game 58 Preview

The Panthers lost another two games in a row this week, one to the Washington Capitals, but the story of the day is not the Capitals' loss yesterday preserving the Cats' two point lead. Today will be game 613 for Stephen Weiss, tying him for the franchise lead with Radek Dvorak.

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