The Florida Panthers are coming off a great season, ending at the top spot in the Atlantic Division and placing third in the Eastern Conference. They also had a franchise record of 103 points. Unfortunately, this ended with only a first-round playoff appearance. The team will be looking to improve on this in the 2016-2017 season and make it all the way to the Stanley Cup championships. There have been many changes this offseason, including in the front office, in the roster, and a new manager, Tom Rowe. Be sure to grab your tickets to see if these changes will make this difference his year. Purchase your tickets from Razorgator today.
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The Florida Panthers are right in the middle of the pack of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference as the All-Star break approaches. After its 2-1 win over Anaheim on Feb. 3, the Panthers found themselves in fifth place in their division with a 23-19-10 record. It was the third straight win for Florida. Reilly Smith and Jonathan Huberdeau each scored for Florida in the victory over Anaheim. The three-game winning streak put an end to a four-game losing skid.
The Panthers will try to stay in the thick of the division race during a lengthy road trip Feb. 11 to Feb. 20. Florida returns home Feb. 22 against Edmonton. Tickets start at $6.
The Florida Panthers narrowly lost in overtime to the Oilers on January 18. The Oilers scored two before Vincent Trocheck and Michael Sgarbossa scored to equalize. A goal from Greg McKegg in the third period brought the Panthers ahead. However, a few minutes later, the Oilers equalized, sending the game into overtime. During the overtime period, the Panthers were unable to find the net, and the Oilers scored for the victory. To add insult to injury, James Reimer gloved the shot, but it was determined after a review to have been past the goal line. The Panthers play the Canucks on January 20 and the Coyotes on the 23 before heading home to host the Lightning on the 26. You can still get tickets for $6 and up.
2017 is not off to a great start for the Florida Panthers, who are currently ranked sixth in the Atlantic Division. They played their first game of the year on Wednesday night, hosting the Winnipeg Jets. Although the first period ended with a 0-0 tie, things quickly went sour for the Panthers. Winnipeg scored two goals each in the second and third period to win the game 4-1. Florida will look to regroup for their match against the fierce Boston Bruins. They host the visiting team at BB&T Center on Saturday, January 7. Tickets to the game are currently on sale and available for prices starting as low as $19.
The Florida Panthers missed on a few opportunities to get early scores in a December 16 game against the Colorado Avalanche, and the score was tied and one goal apiece heading into the third period. Fortunately for Panthers fans, that’s when the offense started to click and made amends for the earlier miscues. Michael Matheson and Reilly Smith were both able to find the net in the third period, and with the help of James Reimer’s 30 saves, Florida went on to win by a final score of 3-1. The Panthers close out 2016 with a handful of home games, including a match against the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 28. Tickets for that game start as low as $36.
The Florida Panthers have been on an absolutely disastrous road trip, losing all but one game since their first away match on November 27. Even worse, almost every defeat has come as the result of overtime, including two ill-fated shootouts. The exception was their match with the Carolina Hurricanes, who won 3-2 after coming from behind to ruin the Panthers’ dreams. Now, the Florida team will head home to lick their wounds before hosting the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, December 10. These guys need all the help they can get right now, so be there to support them this weekend. Tickets are on sale and available for $15 and up.
The Florida Panthers beat the Senators on the 19 and the Rangers on the 20, but then fell to the Flyers on the 22. In the game against the Senators, Jaromir Jagr, Jussi Jokinen, Jonathan Marchessault and Derek MacKenzie scored, while goalie Roberto Luongo helped out by making 39 saves. The game against the Rangers was decided by a shootout. Keith Yandle and Aaron Ekblad scored during regulation. Then, Vincent Trocheck and Aleksander Barkov both scored in the shootout to win the game. The Panthers host the Blue Jackets on the 26 and then head to Carolina to play the Hurricanes on the 27 and on to Chicago to play the Blackhawks on the 29. You still have time to get tickets, with prices starting at just $3.
After enduring a bit of a losing streak, the Florida Panthers were looking to get things back on track against the Tampa Bay Lightening on November 7. The Panthers were able to take the lead in the first period but then let the Lightening tie things up in the third. Fortunately, the Florida players maintained composure and added two more goals in the final period, going on to win 3-1. The final two goals came with less than five minutes to play, sending the home crowd into a frenzy. After hitting the road for a few games, the Panthers will be back home to face the Philadelphia Flyers on November 22. Tickets for that game start as low as $8.
The Florida Panthers were hoping to play spoiler in Mason Crosby’s first game of the season for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Instead, it was Crosby who ended up doing the spoiling. Florida jumped out to an early lead, scoring the first two goals of the game. After that, Crosby and the Penguins took over, scoring three unanswered points and going on to win by a final score of 3-2. This game marks the seventh in a row in which the Penguins have gotten the better of the Panthers. For the time being, Florida will have to leave this loss in the past and try to get wins against other squads, starting with the New Jersey Devils on November 3. Tickets for that game start as low as $6.
The Florida Panthers are set to start their season when they host the New Jersey Devils on October 13. During the season opener, the Panthers will take some time to honor fellow Floridian professional sports player, Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. Fernandez died tragically in a boating accident, and several teams around Florida have found ways to honor the fallen player. The Panthers will do so by wearing a custom jersey and helmet decals that bear his number, which was 16. The Panthers have another home game on the 15th, and then they will head out to play the Lightning on the 18 in Tampa Bay. You can still get tickets for these games, with prices starting at $16 for the home opener.
The start of the 2016-17 NHL season is just around the corner, and the Florida Panthers are preparing to head to training camp in a few weeks. Last year, the Panthers ended 1st in the Atlantic Division and 3rd in the Eastern Conference. There has been some movement in the roster over the offseason, but it should be a promising season. Goalie Roberto Luango had surgery during the offseason to help with his hip. He returned to the ice early in August and is optimistic that he will be in full form come the start of the season. The Panthers' first preseason game will be at home against the Predators on September 27. Tickets are available for prices starting at $10.