Latest 2007–08 Florida Panthers season Stories

2009-04-09 21:56:38

A goal by David Booth lifted Florida to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Thrashers Thursday, but the victory failed to get the Panthers into the NHL playoffs. Florida was eliminated from playoff contention when the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 2-1 and Montreal gained a point in a 5-4 overtime loss to Boston. Booth scored the game-winner with 4:25 remaining and Nathan Horton and Cory Stillman notched the other Florida goals. Zach Bogosian scored both of the Thrashers' goals. Tomas Vokoun had...

2009-04-07 21:24:16

Jeff Carter scored early in the third period Tuesday, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers. Joffrey Lupul scored the other goal for the Flyers, who earned their third trip to the post-season in the last four seasons. Philadelphia and Carolina are tied for the fourth seed at 97 points and play each other this week. Martin Biron made 29 stops for his 28th victory of the season. Brett McLean provided the Panthers' goal and Tomas Vokoun had 28 saves.

2009-04-05 19:43:17

David Booth's power-play goal with 12 seconds left in the second period turned out to be the game-winner for Florida Sunday in a 4-2 triumph over Pittsburgh. Booth was assisted by Jay Bouwmeester and Cory Stillman on a goal that sent the Panthers ahead 3-1. Ville Peltonen tacked on another goal in the third period and Bryan McCabe and Rostislav Olesz had scored earlier for Carolina, which is tied with the New York Rangers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Pascal...

2009-03-23 21:43:11

Ray Whitney scored 1:36 into overtime Monday to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers. Joni Pitkanen passed from the right point to the left circle, where Whitney made the winning goal. Tuomo Ruutu and Patrick Eaves each scored and Cam Ward made 37 saves for the Hurricanes, who have won four straight games. Carolina has 87 points and is fifth in the NHL Eastern Conference, one ahead of Pittsburgh and three behind Philadelphia. Cory Stillman had a goal and an...

2009-03-21 21:05:27

Raffi Torres scored twice in a three-goal third period Saturday, leading the Columbus Blue Jackets' 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers. Until their outburst, Columbus was on the verge of being Tomas Vokoun's seventh shutout victim this season, but Torres broke up the shutout bid with his ninth goal at 17:14 of the third. About 90 seconds later, he scored his 10th (unassisted) and at 19:41 Antoine Vermette (14) capped the scoring with an unassisted empty-netter. Goaltender Steve Mason made 22...

2009-03-19 21:48:19

Stephen Weiss had a goal and an assist Thursday night, helping the Florida Panthers halt a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Toronto. Ville Peltonen and Richard Zednik also scored for the Panthers and Tomas Vokoun made 37 saves. Florida swept the four-game season series from the Maple Leafs. Florida reached 80 points for the season and is just one point out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Panthers have 11 games remaining. Mikhail Grabovski...

2009-03-12 21:25:25

The Buffalo Sabres, led by Jaroslav Spacek's one goal and one assist Thursday night, recorded a 3-1 victory against the Florida Panthers. Spacek's eighth goal this season staked Buffalo to a 1-0 advantage at 3:04 of the first period, and the assist came on Daniel Paille's goal at 17:05 of the first. Thomas Vanek's 34th (power play) capped the scoring. Patrick Lalime was credited with 30 saves on 31 shots for the Sabres, who have split their last four contests. They have won five of the last...

2009-03-07 23:28:37

David Booth's second NHL career hat trick Saturday night helped boost the Florida Panthers to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues. The contest was critical for both clubs, who are in a battle for a playoff berth in their respective conferences. Booth scored his 22nd (power play) in the first period, and his 23rd and 24th in the second. He added an assist for a four-point night. Nathan Horton and Radek Dvorak scored a goal apiece and Tomas Vokoun, playing in his 500th NHL game, made 26 saves on...

2009-02-21 21:57:30

Tomas Vokoun turned aside all 41 shots he faced Saturday night when the Florida Panthers skated to a 2-0 win over the slumping Boston Bruins. Radek Dvorak provided the offense by scoring his ninth and 10th goals this season five minutes apart in the third period. Dvorak broke a scoreless tie on a shorthanded breakaway at 1:44 of the third, and then got an assist from Vokoun after a cross-ice pass. Dvorak had a chance for a hat trick when Boston pulled goalie Tim Thomas in the final minute,...

2009-02-17 22:26:12

Tomas Vokoun made 36 saves to post his fifth shutout of the season Tuesday, a 4-0 Florida victory over New Jersey. Stephen Weiss and Richard Zednik each had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, who have won four of their last five games. Scott Clemmensen allowed four goals on 28 shots for the Devils, whose four-game win streak ended. In addition, New Jersey had a seven-game road win streak snapped. The club had not lost as the visitor since Jan. 11 at Anaheim.

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